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Fall 2016 Infant-Toddler Course Manual
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Fall 2016-Spring 2018 Elementary Course Manual
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An introduction to the philosophical ideas (i.e. absorbent mind, sensitive periods, social, mathematical, mind, spiritual and moral development) of Dr. Montessori as they relate to the child, material, teacher and environment are presented..
This course is for those who have been accepted into the practicum phase of a course level. Participation will be monthly.

This course is designed to prepare the student to understand various developmental theories of human development including Dr. Maria Montessori, her contemporaries and current theorists. Students will become knowledgeable about the complex interaction between hereditary and environmental factors (including school, home and neighborhoods). Students will learn how to observe, record and analyze a child's physical, motor, social-emotional and cognitive development. An introduction to the philosophical ideas (i.e. absorbent mind, sensitive periods, social, mathematical, mind, spiritual and moral development) of Dr. Montessori as they relate to the child, material, teacher and environment are presented.

This is a continuation of Montessori's Philosophy of Child Development in comparison to her contemporaries and current theorists. 

2017 Elementary II Campus Component Schedule:

June 16, 17, 19, (8:00-12:00/12:30-5:00), 20 (8:00-12:00) Geometry- Bob Williams
June 20 (12:30-4:30), 21-24,26 (8:00-12:00,12:30-4:30) History/Geography-Judy Yormick
June 27-30 (8:00-12:00/12:30-4:30) Biology-Judy Yormick
July 1-(8:00-12:00/12:30-4:30) Physical Science-Barb. Jens
July 2-(12:30-5:00) Language-Barb. Jens
July 3-(8:00-12:00/12:30-5:00) Grammar-Barb. Jens

July 4-(8:00-12:00)Language-Barb. Jens
July 5-8-(8:00-12:00/12:30-4:30) Math-Rosann Larrow

The primary goal of this course is to acquaint the student with the Montessori mathematics methodology, rationale, scope and sequence of curriculum in the upper elementary classroom. (ages 9-12 years). The student will develop, refine and demonstrate the skills necessary to become an effective Montessori teacher in the area of upper elementary Montessori mathematics.

We will begin our first 2017 Math Lesson, Thursday, Febr. 18\6. You will need to read the following book Duffy, Michael. (2007) Math Works: Montessori Math and the Developing Brain, which will be the source of discussion and the required rationale paper. You will need to use the Math and Geometry albums found on the training website as a source to follow lessons. When you come to the Omaha campus, you will need to show me either a paper or electronic Math/Geometry album that is organized with sub-topic tabs and includes your rationale paper, personal notes and pictures of your practice experience. . You are graded for satisfactory participation in the forum discussions, successful completion of the required practice sheet lessons, creation of original lessons, creation of classroom materials, and class presentations while you are in Omaha.  Each weekly lesson will have a discussion or project sharing experience along with practice sheets that you will need to send to me, [email protected]

 

If you have not participated on-time 100% in the forum discussions and have not sent a minimum of 90% of your completed practice sheets, you will need to arrive on campus early for the required staff directed practice session.  

While you are in Omaha, we will review lessons which you may want to see represented by myself, discuss appropriate follow-up work, participate in lesson presentations by your fellow cohorts, lead your cohorts in lesson presentations, practice organizing and sequencing Math/Geometry shelves 

Welcome to History and Geography Pedagogy! We begin with this particular subject in pedagogy studies for several reasons. In the elementary classroom, cultural studies become the core of the program. It is here that we begin the year with what has become known as The Five Great Lessons. The elementary child is moving into the sensitive period of imagination. The Five Great Lessons appeal to their imaginations as their focus moves outward into the vast universe. We begin "in the beginning” and build a framework in which all subsequent lessons will find their place and interconnect. It is important for you as the teacher to understand the interconnectedness as it is your job to "introduce all factors of culture...to broadcast the maximum number of seeds of interest.” (To Educate the Human Potential by Maria Montessori, p.5).
Physical science explores the foundation and laws of the physical universe we live in. This course is not meant to present everything that is known about this subject to the 6-9 child, but to offer basic lessons that will peak their curiosity and inspire them to continue to seek answers and insights into how our world works. As the children explore and ask the questions of how and why more, you will add new lessons to assist them in their explorations. Please refer to the syllabus for the requirements for this course.
In preparation for the study of Biology, please reread chapters 4 through 9 in Montessori's book, To Educate the Human Potential and chapter 5 in her book, From Childhood to Adolescence. There are more lecture videos in this course than any other course because of the wealth of background knowledge the teacher must have in order to present the material with as much accuracy as possible. You will note that we present 5 kingdoms in our lessons. Classification is not a "set in stone” science as it is continuously evolving. Some scientists believe that we should have a six kingdom classification and some 12 twelve kingdoms. We do not know what it will end up being because we do not know what discoveries will be made in the future. The important thing is to let children know that we have so many things yet to learn about our world and what we learn in the future may change some of the information they are currently receiving. Montessori stated, "We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” (p. 8)
The primary goal of this course is to acquaint the student with the Montessori language/grammar methodology, rationale, scope and sequence of curriculum in the upper elementary classroom. (ages 9-12 years). The student will develop, refine and demonstrate the skills necessary to become an effective Montessori teacher in the area of upper elementary Montessori language/grammar and developing an interdisciplinary, literacy environment.

Welcome to Elementary I Language! We will begin our first Language Lessons by reading Montessori, M. (1987). Montessori Elementary Materials. New York: Education Systems Publishing-just the Language Arts sections.

You will need to read the above mentioned book, as it will be part of our discussions and the source of a minimum of three quotes for a required rationale paper for the Language Album. You will need to use the Language albums found on the training website as a source to follow lessons. When you come to the Omaha on-campus, you will need to show us your organized album with rationale paper, personal notes and pictures of your practice experience. You will be graded for on time and satisfactory participation in the forums, successful completion of the required practice sheet lessons, rationale paper, organization of album, and presentations while you are in Omaha. You can deliver either a paper or electronic album to us when you come to Omaha.

If you have not participated on-time 100% in the forum discussions and have not sent a minimum of 90% of your completed practice sheets, you will need to arrive on campus July 8 for the required staff directed practice session.  

In this course component, you will be introduced to Practical Life skills for the elementary child, physical education/movement activities and integration of performing and visual arts into the core curriculum. We will begin with modeled lessons during your time in Omaha.  After your time on campus, you will need to  read "From Childhood to Adolescence, Ch. 1-5" ,"Arts with the Brain In Mind” by Eric Jensen and have completed the text study guide.  

You will have access to a Practical Life and Arts Album, which you will be required to complete by adding lessons which you will write during this course and other course participants will send to you through the forum.  You will be evaluated for the completion of your albums,  participation in video conferences, Sept. 15, Dec. 15, Jan. 15, Febr. 15 and demonstration of P.Life, Phys. Ed/Movement,Music,Visual Arts integrated within your Montessori environment and curriculum. You will be able to present your completed albums either through Dropbox, video conference or during your final supervision visit.   Please feel free to contact me if you have questions!

This course is designed to prepare the student to identify and present materials aiding in the development of language arts skills for the child in a Montessori early childhood classroom.

This course will prepare Early Childhood interns in understanding the purpose of Montessori's Sensorial materials, curriculum and objectives.
The primary goal of this course is to prepare the student with the Montessori practical life curriculum materials, their rationale and sequence in the classroom; and for the student to develop, refine and implement the skills necessary to become an effective Montessori teacher in the area of practical life development at the Early Childhood level.

This class is to introduce the Montessori Early Childhood Math Curriculum through the use of Dr. Montessori's didactic materials, philosophy of developmental readiness, skills of observation and preparation of the environment.

Summer 2017 Omaha Campus Schedule

July 9-  1:00-1:30-Program Introduction/1:30-5:30-Peace

July 10- 7:45-11:45-Observation/1:00-5:00-Personal Development

July  11-7:45-11:45/12:15-4:15-Infant Development/4:15-5:15-Infant Pedagogy

July 12- 7:45-9:15-Infant Dev./9:15-11:15-StaffGuided Observation/11:45-5:15 Infant Pedagogy

July 13- 7:45-9:15-Infant Pedagogy/9:15-11:15-Staff Guided Observation/11::45-5:15- Infant Pedagogy

July 14- 7:45-9:45-Infant Pedagogy/9:45-11:45, 12:15-5:15-Infant Environmental Design

July 15- 7:45-11;45-Infant Environmental Design/12:15-5:15 Infant Environmental Design

July 16- 1:00-5:00-Program Leadership

July 17- 7:45-11:45-Program Leadership/12:15-5:15-Program Leadership

July 18-7:45-10:45-Program Leadership/11:15-5:15-Toddler Development

July 19- 7:45-10:45-Toddler Dev./11:15-5:15 Toddler Pedagogy

July 20- 7:45-11:45-Toddler Pedagogy/12:15-5:15 Toddler Environmental Design

July 21- 7:45-12:15-Toddler Environmental Design/12:45-5:15-Toddler Environmental Design

July 22- 7:45-10:15-Toddler En. Design/10:15-12:15,12:45-5:15-Child,Family,Community

July 23- 12:00-4:00-Exceptional Child

July 24- 8:00-12:00/Personal Development./12:30-4:300-Child, Family, Community

July 25- 7:45-11:45--Personal Development/12:15-5:15-Child, Family, Community

July 26- 8:00-12:00-Personal Development/12:30-4:30-Peace

July 27- 7:45-11:45-Observation/12:15-4:45-Thematic Unity Study



 











Summer 2017 Elementary I Campus Components
July 9-      1:00-1:30-Program Introduction, 1:30-5:30- Peace

July 10-      7:45-11:45-Observation/12:15-4:15-Leadership/4:30-6:30-Practical Life

July 11-      7:45-12:45-History/1:15-4:15-Language/4:15-6:30-Practical Life

July 12-      7:45-12:45-Geography/1:15-4:15-Math/4:15-6:30 Practical Life

July 13-      7:45-12:45-History/1:15-4:15-Language/4:15-6:30-Art

July 14-      7:45-12:45-Geography/1:15-4:15-Geomery/4:15-6:30 Art

July 15-       7:45-12:45-Math/1:15-4:15-Geometry/4:15-6:30-Art.

July 16-       12:00-4:00-Curriculum Design/4:00-6:30-Art

July 17-        7:45-12:35-Biology/1:05-4:05-Language/4:05-6:30-Movement

July 18-       7:45-12:35-Biology./1:05-4:05-Math/4:05-6:30-Movement

July 19-       7:45-12:35-Biology/1:05-4:05-Language/4:05-6:30-Movement

July 20-       7:45-12:35-Phys. Sci./1:05--4:05-Geometry/4:05-4:50-Movement/4:50-6:30-Music

July 21-       7:45-11:45-Hist/Geog/12:15-4:15-Math/5:15-6:30-Music

July 22-       7:45-11:45-Math/ 12:15-5:15-Geometry/5:15-6:30-Music

July 23-      12:00-4:00-Exceptional Child/4:00-6:30-Music

July 24-      7:45-11:45-Grammar/12:15-5:15-Geometry/5:15-6:30-Music

July 25-       7:45-11:45-Grammar/12:15-4:45-Math/Mortensen Math/4:45-6:30-Music

July 26-       7:45-11:45-Gramma/12:15-5:45-Mortensen Math/5:45-6:30-Art

July 27-        7:45-11:45-Philosophy/12:15-6:30-Reading-Writing Workshop

July 28-        7:45-11:30-Reading/Writing Workshop/11:30-1:00 Practical Life/1:00-6:30-Year-Long Project

July 29-        7:45-12:45-Year-Long Project (Working Lunch)/1:00-3:00-Movement/3:00-4:30-Music



                           
                


Summer 2017 Early Childhood Campus Components

July  9- 1:00-1:30-Program/1:30-5:30-Peace
July 10-7:45-11:45-Observation/12:15-5:35-Practical Life
July 11-7:45-12:00-Math/12:30-5:35-Practical Life
July 12-7:45-12:00-Math/12:30-5:35-Practical Life
July 13-7:45-12:00-Math/12:30-5:35-Practical Life
July 14--7:45-12:00-Math/12:30-5:35-Practical Life
July 15-7:45-12:00-Math./12:30-5:35-Math

July 16-12:00-4:00-Peace/4:00-6:00-Leadership
July 17-7:45-11:45-Soc. Studies./12:15-5:35-Language
July 18-7:45-11:45-Soc. Studies/12:15-5:35-Language
July 19-7:45-11:45-Soc. St./12:15-5:35-Language
July 20-7:45-11:45-Movement/12:15-5:35-Language
July 21-7:45-11:45-Music./12:15-5:35-Language

July 22-7:45-11:45-Leadership/12:15-5:15-Year-Long Project

July 23-12:00-4:00-Exceptional Child/4:00-6:00-Leadership

July 24-7:45-11:45-Science/12:15-5:35-Sensorial

July 25-7:45-11:45-Science/12:15-5:35-Sensorial

July 26-7:45-11:45-Science/12:15-5:35-Sensorial

July 27-7:45-11:45-Observation/12:15-5:35-Sensorial

July 28-7:45-11:45-Art/ 12:15-5:35-Sensorial

July 29-7:45-11:45-Parent Involvement/12:15-5:35-Year-Long Project