After several months of strategic planning and preparation, our summer teacher training schedule has officially begun. Maryann Byrne has been busily readying the training facility and has really made the space look beautiful. With a garden and an outdoor relaxation space the student-teachers should have a wonderful experience.
Our first trainer, Melanie Morrison, arrived yesterday from Birmingham. She will be our instructor for the first week of Infant/Toddler certification training. This seminar-style adult training will continue in our training classroom with various teachers until June 26th. The practicum or teaching portion of the training will then continue through May, 2014.
Immediately following the Infant/Toddler coursework we will begin the AMS Administrators course. Our directors are very excited at the opportunity to receive this certification training. They will further their knowledge in the administration of their schools. And most importantly they will learn more about how to administer their schools following the Montessori tradition and methods.
Last, we will conduct our third training leading to certification of the summer. This will be in teaching the early childhood classroom for children 2 ½ to 6 years old. We are all looking forward to hosting this training for the second year and seeing all of the wonderful instructors again. The initial classroom training will begin July 15th and conclude on August 9th. After successfully completing Practicum and additional classroom sessions, this group of trainees will also receive their certification in May 2014.
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