2024 Workshops

Below are the workshops we have announced so far for 2024.

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2024 Reconnect Series

SMTC is excited present The Reconnect Workshop Series for 2024 with four live online workshops, one in each of the 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 and 12-18 age-levels, with inspiring AMI Trainers from around the world.

The 3 hour workshops are designed to support educators to reconnect with important aspects of their practice, which we know are often challenging, in order to shine light on how Montessori guides can best aid those in their care though each stage of development.  

Each workshop is $90 plus GST. We offer a group discount for schools of 5 bookings for the price of 4; or 10 bookings for the price of 8. The bookings for the Reconnect Workshop Series can be across the age-levels. Please contact us to arrange group bookings at [email protected].

The details are:

TITLEAGE-LEVELDATESTIMETRAINER
Freedom and Limits – The Keys to Self Discipline0-3Saturday 24 August 202410am-1pm AESTMolly Schayot
Positive Partnerships – Parent Involvement and Engagement 3-6Wednesdays 23 & 30 October 20247pm-8.30pm AEDTAmy Kirkham
Embracing Self-Construction: Considerations for Working with Children with Diverse Needs in the Montessori 6–12 Classroom 6-12Saturday 9 November 202410am-1pm AEDTEllen Lebitz
When the Teacher Becomes the Guide: Seeing the Adolescent Through a Developmental Lens 12-18Saturday 7 September 2024 9am-12noon AESTLaurie Ewert-Krocker
* all workshops are given live online *AEST and AEDT is the timezone for Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra at the time of the workshop as outlined.

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EYLF Integration Course: Aligning Authentic Montessori Practice with the EYLF

This practical course delivered online via zoom by AMI 3-6 Trainer, Amy Kirkham, is designed to help educators and educational leaders in early years and childcare settings enhance their skills and knowledge to fulfil the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) standards whilst staying true to authentic Montessori practice. 

Would you like to have more confidence with communicating how the Montessori approach meets and exceeds the EYLF standards?

Have you been disheartened or frustrated by hearing “you have to…” or ” the EYLF says you can’t…” resulting in less authenticity in your Montessori program?

Or perhaps you are unsure about how your Montessori practice can satisfy elements of the EYLF?

Join us online via zoom for two Monday evenings each term over the 2024 year, to explore the fusion of authentic Montessori principles and practice with the EYLF.

Commences Monday 19th February 2024 at 6.30pm AEDT.

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Theory into Practice Series (TiPS)

TiPS is a skills based, development series facilitated by SMTC’s AMI trainers and trainers-in-training to support educators.
  • Are you looking for some practical tips to help you in your day-to-day interactions with children?
  • Would you like to consider how aspects of Montessori apply in a practical context such as in your school, classroom or in other interactions with children?

Come along to our 1-hour online sessions, with an additional 30-minute Q&A, for extra support on how you can turn Montessori theory into practice.

When:The first Monday of each month
Time:      7pm-8:30pm (1-hour presentation incorporating theory and practical strategies with a 30-minute Q&A)**
Audience: Anyone living or working with children from birth to 12 years of age.
Format: Online, via Zoom (link sent upon registration)
Cost:$20 plus GST per session*
* GST is not applicable for non-residents living outside of Australia **Time zone is the timezone for Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne


AMI Montessori Refreshers

We are in the process of planning our AMI Refresher for 2024 for Montessori Diploma holders at 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12 age-levels.

Assistants Workshops

We have several exciting Assistants Workshops running in 2024 for assistants working in classrooms or those who have undertaken an AMI Assistants or Orientation Certificate course.

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