Teacher Workshops, Seminars, and Organizational Coaching
(Dates are arranged based on calendar availability and are agreed between ETC Consulting and the customer. Traveling expenses are calculated and arranged with the host school).
Cost is for a 2 day workshop with a maximum of 15 participants.
Schools and school districts with more than 15 attending teachers may purchase additional 2 day workshops.
A total of 14 AMS CE credits, or 14 hours of State Continuing PD credits are available to each attendee upon full completion of the workshop.
The following broad topics are examined in length.
How sensorial is pre-math,
- A thorough understanding of the purpose of Montessori materials in the early childhood level.
- Moving teachers to the realization that the importance of concepts explored in the early childhood curriculum are not only in giving the presentations but moving children to a conceptual and intellectual state where they can deal with greater-than, less-than, and equal-to.
- Applying the concepts of greater-than less-than, first, second, third, and last to a more general environment that exists outside the Montessori environment and the Montessori materials.
- Understanding that most things are in sets of 10, and seriation is a precursor to number sense.
Developing a mathematical mind
- Being flexible in how you think about math
- Seeing numbers and operations from multiple perspectives.
- Being introduced to the base 10 system, with emphasis on place value.
- Laying the foundation for advance work in place value, all four operations and fractions.
Presentations in relationships to cognitive development
- Understanding how the Montessori materials develop mathematical relationships in accordance with Piagetian conservation tasks which are the foundation for developing mathematical thinking.
Using the Montessori materials diagnostically to analyze a child's mathematical cognitive needs. children need more repetition or should they move forward.
- Evaluate and define when a child needs additional repetition and their readiness to move forward in exploring a variety of other more advanced mathematical concepts.
- Understanding the concepts of concrete-to-abstract and simple-to-complex in relation to the Montessori math and sensorial materials.
- Define and develop correlations of how these concepts may be applied apply to other subject.
- Explore the importance of why and how to apply the knowledge acquired through this workshop to the broader Montessori environment of a classroom.