AMI Montessori Refresher

The AMI Montessori Refresher is a unique opportunity to participate in professional development within the Montessori community. This is an advanced training program designed to build on the knowledge gained from an AMI diploma, and updates and extends the concepts in the relevant age-level for Montessori educators working with children.

We welcome those who have either:

  • an AMI diploma-holder in the relevant age-level; or
  • a Montessori diploma holder in the relevant age-level currently employed to work with children in a school, centre or classroom environment as either a leader, teacher, director, lead educator, educator leading learning support for children with special needs or similar roles.

If you are a Montessori diploma holder working in other roles in Montessori schools and centres and you are not sure if you are covered, we are happy to consider your application – please contact us at [email protected] with any requests or questions.

Registrants are required to provide the following information:

  1. Training centre where you received your diploma.
  2. Year you received your diploma.
  3. Age-level of diploma
  4. Name of your current employer
  5. Role at your current employer
  6. Diploma number
  7. AMI membership number (if relevant)
  8. Email address of the registrant

**Please note: All courses are in Sydney local time**


AMI Montessori 0-3 Refresher

Topic: The Language Environment
Date: 4 & 5 June
Trainer: Sara Brady
Delivery: Online

Dates Times Reading and reflection will be recommended between the two sessions.
Saturday,  4 June 2022 9:00am  – 11:15am
Saturday,  4 June 2022 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Sunday,  5 June 2022 9:00am  – 11:15am
Sunday,  5 June 2022 1:00pm – 3:30pm

This refresher will focus on creating an inclusive and diverse environment rich in language for the child under the age of three. Come and discuss the characteristics that we need to take into consideration when creating enticing language activities. We shall consider the developmental needs of the child and reflect upon our abilities to ‘follow the child’. Time for deep reflection and lively group discussions are incorporated into the schedule. Come and join your colleagues as we work toward evaluating and enhancing our programs based on our observations of the growing human being in front of us.

Registration Cost

Cost of registration per person is $440 AUD including GST. Please note this price is for all 4 sessions.

Attendance

To be eligible to receive your certificate for this workshop, participants must attend all sessions, have their camera on and be visible for each session.

Register for the 0-3 Refresher


AMI Montessori 3-6 Refresher

Topic: More than Building the Pink Tower – Supporting and encouraging exploration, repetition and discovery.
Date: 23 & 30 July
Trainer: Amy Kirkham
Delivery: Online

Dates Times 6 hours of asynchronous work to be completed between the online sessions which will include selected readings on the topic, video observation with guided questions and guided observation in own classroom. 
Saturday, 23 July 2022 9:00am  – 11:15pm
Saturday, 23 July 2022 1:15pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, 30 July 2022 9:00am  – 11:15pm
Saturday, 30 July 2022 1:15pm – 3:30pm

Do you have children who don’t seem to like repeating work, or who won’t go back to a piece of material after being shown it? Come along to this workshop to see how you can re-inspire the children (and yourself). We will focus on the sensorial materials and remind you of, and perhaps offer you, a fresh new perspective on the wonderful discoveries and exploration that can, and should, take place in the Montessori Children’s House.

Registration Cost

Cost of registration per person is $440 AUD including GST. Please note this price is for all 4 sessions.

Attendance

To be eligible to receive your certificate for this workshop, participants must attend all sessions, have their camera on and be visible for each session.

REGISTER FOR THE 3-6 REFRESHER


AMI Montessori 6-12 Refresher

Topic: Communication with Joy
Date: 23 & 30 July
Trainer: Rebecca Dallam
Delivery: Online

Date Time 6 hours of asynchronous work to be completed between the online sessions which will include selected readings on the topic, video observation with guided questions and guided observation in own classroom. 



Saturday, 23 July 2022 9:00am  – 11:15pm
Saturday, 23 July 2022 1:15pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, 30 July 2022 9:00am  – 11:15pm
Saturday, 30 July 2022 1:15pm – 3:30pm

Is your Prepared Environment abuzz with vivacious children who are reading, writing and discussing? Do you look forward to offering presentations that can help children communicate more clearly and love their own language? In this Refresher we’ll look at what’s already in our Montessori albums and how we can offer it with gracious excitement. We’ll also look at areas where we need to expand on those presentations, and how we can give what’s “necessary and sufficient” in a way that engages rather than teaches.

Registration Cost

Cost of registration per person is $440 AUD including GST. Please note this price is for all 4 sessions.

Attendance

To be eligible to receive your certificate for this workshop, participants must attend all sessions, have their camera on and be visible for each session.

Register for the 6-12 REFRESHER