Subscriptions in this category are provided by respected speakers who support Montessori education.  While these materials often align with our standards of best Montessori practice, some portions and details may differ from the official CGMS training principles.

Webinars

Webinars

Webinars
How can we make distance learning work for our Montessori schools? What are the best practices? CGMS offers free webinars to assist teachers as they prepare for the possibility of returning to distance learning whether on a consistent or intermittent basis. Topics span Infant-Toddler through Elementary.
Price: $0.00
Subscribers receive:
  • Downloadable reading: Montessori Pedagogical Guidelines
  • Best Practices for Teaching and Reaching with Remote Learning with Christine Lowry, M.Ed., and associated, downloadable resource list
  • Infants and Toddlers in the Time of Covid with Kathy Leitch and Terri Sherril
  • Creating Weekly Activity Plans with Natalie Carver, and associated downloadable templates
  • Get Connected with Shelby Hiken and associated downloadable resources
  • Creating Montessori Material Kits for Distance Learning with Alison Plihal, and downloadable questions and answers
  • Using and Developing Your Google Classroom with Kim Delaney, and associated, downloadable resource packet
  • Using Zoom and Creating Collaboration with Alison Pilhal, and downloadable questions and answers
  • Using Zoom and Google Classroom for e-learning and Building Community with Greg Hicks, and downloadable questions and answers
  • Screens and Shelves: The Website as the Prepared Environment with Bill Alsdurf Jr., M. Ed., and downloadable questions and answers
  • Fall Scenarios: Approaches to Distance Learning in Montessori with Jorge Haro, associated, downloadable presentation and questions and answers
Topics include:
  • Using Zoom and Google Classroom
  • The Website as Prepared Environment
  • Building Community in a Virtual Learning Environment
Webinars
In this 2-session webinar facilitated by Christine Lowry, M.Ed., participants explore responsive guidance, compassionate teaching, trauma-informed care and more.
Price: $30/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Part 1 and 2, 3 hours of total content
Topics include:
  • The response cycle
  • Self care for guides
  • Roles of guides
Presenters include
Webinars
A webinar in two parts, presented by Bill Alsdurf Jr., M. Ed.
Price: $30/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Two 1.2 hour sessions of video content
Topics include:
  • Learning to set up a Google Classroom
  • Creating original activities and assignments
  • Portfolios and teaching tools
  • The SeeSaw platform
Webinars
This 2-part series contains information on creating manipulatives for various areas of the Montessori classroom.
Price: $30/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Two 1.5-hour sessions
Topics include:
  • The Math area
  • Telling time
  • Classification
  • The Sensorial area
  • and more!
Presenters include
Webinars
Presented in two sessions by Holli Andrews
Price: $30/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Two 90-minute presentations facilitated by Holli Andrews
Topics include:
  • At-home activities that support children's sensory and motor needs
Presenters include
Webinars
Presented by Jocelyn Swanson
Price: $15/month
Subscribers receive:
  • One 90-minute session
Topics include:
  • Responding to the developmental needs of the adolescent in the classroom and at home
  • Choices and differentiation
  • The Prepared Environment
  • and more!
Webinars
How Montessori communities become more cohesive and resilient through thankfulness. Facilitated by Jon Wolff and Kitty Bravo. This two-part webinar presents a variety of personal and group practices of gratitude that can transform anxiety, despair, and negativity into hope, collaboration, and creativity. In stressful situations the human brain tends to focus first on what is painful and problematic. This is a natural and self-protective response, as safety and survival always come first. But if a Montessori community becomes too problem-oriented, too mindful of “what’s not working,” people begin to lose sight of what is working, what is valued, and who is making key contributions to the lives and learning of children, families, and staff. Practicing an inner daily discipline of gratitude, accompanied by outer expressions of appreciation – especially in times like these – can help create a community-strengthening atmosphere.
Price: $30/month
Subscribers receive:
  • Two 90-minute sessions
Topics include:
  • Group practices of gratitude
  • Personal practices of gratitude
  • Collaboration and creativity
  • Neuroscience of stress and negativity
Presenters include

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