A Public Service Program

January 23 and 24, 2015

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Exciting news! This year's ADMMF Montessori
Parent & Teacher Education Day will be hosted by
Barry University.

Friday Evening, January 23, 2015 and
Saturday, January 24, 2015

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If you are coming from the North, exit I-95 at 125th Street.
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Exhibitors are located at the Andreas Building*
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Beverley A. McGhee
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Montessori Teacher Education Courses

Barry University Miami, FL BS, MS, Davie, FL

Montessori Academy Training Institute Pembroke Pines, FL

MTTI Montessori Teacher Training Institute Miami, FL

Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute Davie, FL

Orlando Montessori Teacher Education Institute Orlando, FL

Village Montessori Training Institute Miami, FL

Montessori Schools Dade County

Alexander Montessori School

Atala Montessori

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Casa Del Bambini

Christian Montessori School of Miami Lakes

Coral Reef Montessori Charter School

Killian Montessori School

La Prima Casa Montessori School

Miami Shores Montessori School

Montessori Children's House

Payan Montessori School

Small World Montessori

St. Christopher's By-the-Sea

Village Montessori School

Von Wedel Montessori School

Winhold Montessori School

Montessori Schools Broward County

Montessori Academy

Rainbow Montessori School

Summit Questa Montessori School

Montessori Schools Palm Beach County

ABC Montessori

Magdalenas Vargas

Montessori Schools The Florida Keys

Dolphin Montessori Childrens Houses


Meet our Newest Speakers!!!

Dr Luis Conde
Dr. Luis Conde
Dr. Javier Gonzalez
Dr. Javier Gonzalez

"Constructing and Creating 2D Shapes:
Geometric Exploration with Tangrams Problem Solving"

Learn the connection between creativity and problem solving. Tangrams used as manipulatives to teach mathematics and geometry

Presenters: Dr. Luis Conde and Dr. Javier Gonzalez

Dr. Luis Conde is a native of Angola, Africa, with extensive experience in the field of exceptional student education, both at the K-12 and higher education levels. Throughout his career, he has taught in the continents of Africa, Europe and North America, and is currently a member of Barry University's School of Education faculty, in the Exceptional Student Education Graduate program. Over the last four years, Dr. Conde has conducted professional development workshop series for practicing teachers, administrators and school psychologists at a private Portuguese university. Dr. Conde is also a certified Clinical Trainer and in that role, trains teachers to host and mentor teacher interns. Dr. Conde has presented extensively at the state, national and international levels. He is an advocate for exceptional student education and rights. Dr. Conde holds a Bachelor degree in Physical Education, a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education, a Master degree in Varying Exceptionalities and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education. In his leisure time, he loves to kayak, travel, garden and spend time with his family.

Dr. Javier Gonzalez is a Barry University faculty member in the Adrian Dominican School of Education with over 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood and elementary education. He earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate specialty in Early Childhood Education from Barry University in 2011. Dr. Gonzalez taught for the Dade County Public Schools as well as for the private sector. He also taught at Florida International University, Kennesaw State University and Chattahoochee Technical College. His teaching interests include child development, positive classroom engagement, and social studies and the humanities. His current research interests include pro-social classrooms and bullying in schools. Dr. Gonzalez has presented at numerous state, regional and national conferences. He is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

Mrs. Joan Rodriguez-Malone
Mrs. Joan Rodriguez-Malone

"An Authentic Montessori Program"

Lets discuss the benefits of an authentic Montessori program how important this curriculum is in the 21st century. From conception to age 4, a person develops 50% of his mature intelligence; from 4 to 8, another 30%! Through the interactions within the Montessori environment your children experience the power of "I can change my environment." They become an active participant of the community where they develop self-confidence.

Mrs. Rodriguez-Malone has been involved in Montessori all her life. Her Montessori training began at the age of three as a student in a very well-respected International Montessori school. Upon graduation from Montessori grade school she attended a traditional American method School at the Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo. Her first formal teaching experience was at the age of 16 when she created a program for preschoolers to learn English as a second language at the Montessori School of Santo Domingo. Her formal education includes an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and both her Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.

Mrs. Joan Rodriguez-Malone is the head of school for Village Montessori, which she founded in 2007, located in Miami, Florida. Four years ago, Mrs. Joan Rodriguez created a training center in order to serve our infant and toddler community. Village Montessori Training Center is affiliated with the American Montessori Society and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. She lives with her Husband and three children in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Ms. Monica Gargiulo-Benitez
Ms. Monica Gargiulo-Benitez

"How to Become an Informed, Efficient, and Prepared Assistant"

This course will allow current and aspiring Assistants to understand the dynamics of the Montessori classroom. Upon completion of this training, the candidate will have the necessary skills to support the Montessori Lead Teacher in providing a safe, nurturing, and richly prepared environment, allowing for the child's self-paced learning and development.

Ms. Monica Gargiulo-Benitez has been teaching (an advocate) of the Montessori philosophy for 25 years. She is the founder and director of Montessori Academy located in Pembroke Pines. FL. The school currently serves a community of over 680 families, catering to children from infants through 8th grade. Montessori Academy is accredited by the Association of Independent School of Florida and the National Council for Private Schools. Ms. Gargiulo-Benitez is also the founder and director of the Montessori Academy Training Institute; a Montessori Teacher Education Early Childhood Program accredited by MACTE and affiliated with AMS.

Ms. Gargiulo-Benitez also serves as a consultant and an evaluator for the American Montessori Society, as well as for the Association of Independent Schools of Florida. Ms. Gargiulo-Benitez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education, and has earned her Montessori credential in Early Childhood and Infant-Toddlers from The American Montessori Society.

And the Presenters are...

Anne Y. Lee

Anne Y. Lee is an educator and musician from Maryland. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music, a Masters degree in Montessori Education from Barry University, and an AMS credential in Early Childhood. Her teaching background includes experience in Montessori environments, in public and private schools as a music instructor, and in an International School abroad as an English instructor. She has taught students ranging 3 to 18 years old. Ms. Lee is currently working in a Kindergarten - First Grade Montessori classroom.

Heidy Lilchin-Simon

Heidy Lilchin-Simon is a mom, certified Montessori educator, an art and music enthusiast, and an advocate for Montessori education. Heidy received her Bachelor's degree in Pre-K Primary Education, and holds a Master's degree in Montessori Education from Barry University. She holds AMS credentials in Early Childhood and Elementary I & II. She is also a Pre-K to 3rd grade Florida State certified teacher. Her educational teaching experience includes teaching children in Montessori classroom environments ranging from ages 3 to 12 years old, teaching and directing a Montessori teacher education program, developing and coordinating curriculum for Montessori schools, consulting for Montessori schools, giving workshops on Montessori philosophy, mathematics, cosmic education, practical life, sensorial, and art. She is currently teaching her two children in a Montessori home based environment.

Lisa Kaufman
Lisa Kaufman

Montessori for the Acute, Chronic and Terminally Ill Child

Montessorians who believe in the power of the child are invited to make a difference in the lives of sick children. We will be looking at three groups of children who are unable to attend Montessori Schools but could still benefit from the philosophy and pedagogy of Maria Montessori. These children are stuck and need a guide on their pathway to healing.

I will share my experience working with children as a social worker and a Montessori guide of 12 years. This workshop is for those Montessorians who want to make a difference in the lives of these children, their familes, and caretakers and are interested in bringing ideas to the table. Montessorians can and will one day develop and execute strategies and best practices for each of these populations of children to breakout of their sick bodies and seek peace and healing.

Attendees are invited to have a breakout session following the presentation to begin to explore this new application of Montessori's philosophy to help these children's minds and spirits who are often forgotten in the treatment/hospice process.

A Little About Lisa...

Lisa Kaufmann is a native Floridian who studied and worked in Boston for ten years after attending College and majoring in psychology. Her pathway to teaching began there where she held various human service positions being exposed to many populations of sick children. Haunted by what she observed first hand, immediately she realized that children deserved better care than what most were receiving. Twenty years later, she began to study education and read about Maria Montessori and her groundbreaking work with children while being employed by the State of Florida. While reading reams of medical records of children with varying illnesses and adjudicating disability cases, she began to visit schools for her three-year old daughter and came across Kendall Montessori School, in Miami. She fell in love with Montessori's philosophy of education and began her certification as a Montessorian! Today, she looks ahead and knows that Montessori's work must continue for all populations of children, especially the most vulnerable.

Making the Most of Our Outdoor

"Making the Most of Our Outdoor Learning Spaces:
Creating Natural Playgrounds"

The creation of outdoor learning spaces provides children of all ages with opportunities for exploration and learning. Just as classrooms are designed for the developmental needs of all children, our outdoor learning environments can also meet this aim. "There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature." -- Maria Montessori

Meet the Presenters...

Lilia C. DiBello is the Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the Adrian Dominican School of Education at Barry University. She earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Tulane University, an MS in Early Childhood Reading and Language Arts and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Leadership and a cognate in Early Childhood at Florida International University.

Laura Monsalvatge is the Curriculum Specialist at Mary Help of Christians Preschool in Parkland, Florida. She earned a BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Florida Atlantic University, an MS in Pre-K/Primary Education from Barry University and is currently working towards a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Early and Middle Childhood Education.

Kris Long is a First Grade Teacher and the Early Childhood Coordinator at Miami Country Day School in Miami Shores, FL. She earned a BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina, an MS in Educational Leadership from Barry University and is currently working towards a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Early and Middle Childhood Education.

"Settling In:
Classroom Management and Normalization"

Learn about the elements that help to ensure a smoothly operating Montessori classroom, as well as what is necessary to assist students in the process of normalization. Topics will include Adlerian psychology, the Eight Components of Classroom Management, as well as natural and logical consequences vs. punishment.

Anne Y. Lee

About Alan...
Alan S. Koesten is Director of Montessori Programs at Barry University in Miami, FL. An educator of nearly a quarter century, he has experience as a Montessori Lower and Upper Elementary teacher and Head of School. Alan also has experience as a public school teacher at both the elementary and high school level. There, he taught students with a wide range of abilities, including gifted and high achieving students, as well as special education students.

In addition, Alan serves as an On-Site verifier for the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and the American Montessori Society (AMS). He holds an AMS credential at the Elementary I-II level and also holds State of Florida certification in Elementary Education, Gifted, Exceptional Student Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Alan has a Master of Science degree in Montessori Education from Barry University and is currently at the dissertation phase of his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Barry University and anticipates completion in December 2015.

"Mindfulness in the Classroom"

Mindfulness Meditation has been a well-known practice for years, but in the recent past has become a growing area of interest within the neurosciences, also becoming more widely used within schools in an effort to help children improve attention, self-awareness and self-control, pro-social behaviors/attitudes and overall mental health. This presentation provides an overview of the theory, scientific support and practical applications of Mindfulness-Based classroom interventions. Core elements of school-based mindfulness programs will be identified and participants will learn hands-on mindfulness-based activities that can be used to effectively teach mindfulness concepts and applications to students within the classroom setting.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Jessica Garcia

Dr. Jessica Garcia is a licensed psychologist specializing in pediatric neuropsychology, which involves the assessment of learning and attentional difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, and emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Dr. Garcia also works collaboratively with parents and teachers to treat attention and behavioral disorders. She completed her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in Neuropsychology. Her predoctoral internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital focused on assessment of children and adolescents with a variety of neurological disorders. Dr. Garcia completed a post-doctoral residency with Nova Southeastern University's School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University's Center for Psychological Studies and a member of the Florida Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Florida and National Association of School Psychologists.

Dr. Judith Migoya

Dr. Judith Migoya is also a Licensed Psychologist with expertise in Pediatric Neuropsychology. As a neuropsychologist, her primary focus involves assessment of brain functions associated with ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delays, traumatic brain injury, memory disorders, and other cognitive impairments. Dr. Migoya is also a skilled therapist and has specialized in treatment of behavioral problems, anxiety disorders, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, as well as their families and schools. Dr. Migoya graduated with a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University's Clinical Psychology program. She completed her predoctoral internship training at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, followed by a two year post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at Clinical Psychology Associates in Gainesville, Florida. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Migoya provides doctoral supervision as an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University's Center for Psychological Studies. She is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and the Florida Psychological Association. She is the president-elect for the Miami-Dade/Monroe counties chapter of the Florida Psychological Association.

Kim Barreto-Loaiza
Kim Barreto-Loaiza

Session 1
The Montessori Bells: You can do it!

This session will introduce the sensorial Montessori bell lessons and discuss why they are often difficult and nerve-wracking to present. Tips and strategies of how to manage having the bells in the environment will be discussed. Included will also be techniques to feeling more comfortable with the bells and why it is so important to include them in your classroom, rather than remove them or consider them optional.

Session 2
Montessori Music:
An overview of the music curriculum developed by
Maria Montessori and Anna Maria Maccheroni

This session will serve as an introduction to the Montessori Music Curriculum from Birth to Adolescence. Topics will include a brief history, singing, listening, performing, musical notation, composition and many more! Come learn about this often unknown area of the Montessori Method!

Meet Kim

Kim Barreto Loaiza is a mom, musician and Montessorian. Mom to two Montessori daughters, her family recently moved to Flagstaff, Arizona. Kim is the new Assistant Head of Schools and Curriculum Coordinator for the Montessori Schools of Flagstaff.

Kim received her Bachelors degree in Music, and holds her Masters in Montessori Education from Barry University. She holds AMS credentials in Early Childhood and Elementary I & II. She is also certified in all levels of Musikgarten and has researched and completed extensive studies in Montessori Music. She is concurrently completing her Specialist degree in Montessori from Barry University and beginning her Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Northern Arizona University. During the summer, she resides in Miami and teaches for Village Montessori Training Center and the Montessori program at Barry University.

Carol Walcott
Carol Walcott

New Life for Practical Life Shelves

We as Montessorians, sometimes realize our Practical Life Shelves can use something new and something borrowed. "Borrow" great ideas from the Montessori Teacher Training Institute - MTTI Student Learner's Lessons they have prepared as part of their Practical Life Class. Lessons covered will be from the three areas of Care of Person, Care of Environment, and Food Preparation. A number of "New" lessons for your Practical Life Shelves will be on display, don't forget your camera. You will even make a lesson to take with you!

About Carol

Carol Wolcott has been an Instructor for the Montessori Teacher Training Institute - MTTI for 17 years. The classes she teaches include Practical Life, Language Development, Classroom Management, and Parent Education/Involvement. Since 2001 she has also been Administrator of the Montessori Teacher Training Institute MTTI.

Ms. Wolcott retired from Miami Dade Public Schools having taught for over 20 years as a Montessori Teacher for DCPS. Upon her retirement in 2011, she joined Alexander Montessori School as a School Administrator.

She is a graduate of the University of Miami, with a Bachelors of Education Degree. Carol earned her American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential from the Montessori Teacher Training Institute MTTI in 1992.

She has two children and is the proud grandmother of two Alexander Montessori School Students.

Ximena Guerrero
Ximena Guerrero

Integrating a Spanish Curriculum in the
Montessori Classroom

This session will introduce a way to integrate a Spanish curriculum in an Early Childhood Montessori classroom. There are currently more than 38 million Spanish speakers in the United States. It is also one of the fastest-growing languages, with the number of speakers up 233% since 1980, when there were only 11 million Spanish speakers. This session will focus on providing Montessori teachers with tools and ideas on how to integrate the Spanish language in their classrooms by using Montessori materials as well as ideas on how to create their own materials and how to implement these on a daily basis.

Ximena Guerrero's Background

Costa Rican native with a background in Psychology and Early Childhood education. Ms. Guerrero holds a Master's Degree in Montessori Education for Early Childhood from Barry University. She has been a teacher for the last 7 years with experience in Miami and Costa Rica.

Leslie Lasseville
Elementary School Director
Leslie Lasseville
Elementary School Director

Tanya Oster
Tanya Oster

Presenting together...

Leslie Lasseville is the Director of the Elementary School at St. Christopher's by the Sea Episcopal and Montessori School on Key Biscayne. She loves teaching and experiencing how lessons can come to life. She has taught in both the lower elementary and upper elementary grades for 15 years. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, a Masters of Arts degree in Elementary Education and an Education Specialist degree in Montessori Education with AMS EIementary I & Elementary II credentials. She is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University and has enjoyed teaching a variety of courses throughout the years. Leslie enjoys combining her interest in exploration and her belief in experiential learning to design some unforgettable trips.

Tanya Oster is an experienced elementary educator who has worked in both public and private schools. She has completed training for the International Baccalaureate Program and has a bilingual teaching certificate from the state of California. She is completing her M.S. degree and Montessori certification at Barry University. She holds a B.A. in English from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she has lived in California and Mexico. She is currently an Upper Elementary teacher at St. Christopher's By-The-Sea in Key Biscayne. A lover of literature, history and art, Tanya particularly enjoys teaching the Montessori method. She enjoys creating field trips, which highlight the fascinating history of Florida with the arts and science.

Breaking through the Classroom Walls:
The Benefits of Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is an essential part of the Montessori Curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore new environments and learn actively through their senses from an early age. This workshop will validate the importance of field trips and sensorially rich experiences. We will discuss developmentally appropriate activities for each plane of development and share resources for possible outings. Themes include science, history and the arts. The character skills and practical life lessons students will learn are invaluable. The overall experiences will always be remembered and treasured.

Helen Devere
Helen Devere

Math is Simple - Math is Fun

The presentation will offer ideas on how to look at the connections within the math materials and group them according to concept, so that the child gains a deeper understanding of each concept. It will begin by establishing roots in Sensorial, pertaining to observation, order, and patterning. Then it will explore materials and activities across the math curriculum that teach: 0-9, teens, tens, decimal (Golden Beads) place value, composition of numbers, operations, memorization. There will be a power point presentation and a display of materials to illustrate the topics listed above. Turn your students on to MATH! Instill a deep understanding of this area by introducing materials across the curriculum to solidify a concept, instead of offering activities randomly and the children will teach themselves.

The participants will gain an understanding of how to view Sensorial and Math as a continuum. They will see how to set up order and consistency in lessons, so that the child easily transitions from one activity to another, needing to learn only one new detail or concept. We will discuss observing the child's readiness for a new lessons.

Dr. Tulloss
Dr. Tulloss

Please welcome Dr. Tulloss to give us:

"You can Read Everything"

Dr. Ijya C. Tulloss is a trained chemist, a certified Montessori educator, a ballroom dancer, a lover of children and dogs, a trained organizer, a Toastmaster and a believer in the bounty of life. Her educational experience includes teaching, directing a school she owned, organizing a graduate degree program for educating teachers in teaching with the Montessori method, giving workshops on language development and reading, science, classroom management and music.

In this workshop, Dr. Tulloss will demonstrate how reading can be easily and successfully learned through a systematic, comprehensive, stepwise method using a variety of multi-sensory fun activities. She has spent several decades developing and refining this method. Reading is decoding, not word guessing. The non-readers can be greatly helped by this method by devoting 30 minutes of lessons a day. Depending on the learner, one can complete the program in three to six months. When one finds the key to reading through these clearly and beautifully illustrated lessons along with the accompanying video, "One Can Read Everything".

No need to wait for second grade to attempt to read second grade books. The joy of discovering that one can read everything propels one to read more and more and love reading all kinds of books.

Dr. Amanda Fernandez Fumero
Ms. Amanda Fernandez-Fumero

Amanda Fernandez-Fumero has been a Montessori educator for the past 14 years, working in both public and private schools. For the past 10 years she has been working at Summit Questa Montessori School as an Elementary Teacher and more recently in Administration. Since 2008, she has been involved in the training of Montessori teachers through the Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute. In addition, she is the owner of Premier Education Specialists, which provides educational services including specialized tutoring for children and adults, academic support in the classroom for struggling students, and curriculum/materials for implementation by teachers."

Cosmic Education:
The Foundation of the Montessori Elementary Classroom

This presentation will provide an introduction to Maria Montessori's vision of Cosmic Education including its origin, characteristics, and appropriateness for the Elementary child. There will be an overview of the scope and sequence of this curriculum, a discussion of the Great Lessons and key lessons within each unit of study, and the resources available to teachers to successfully teach this curriculum.

Dr. Ney
Dr. Javier Gonzalez will be the
Saturday Keynote Speaker

Dr. Javier Gonzalez is a Barry University faculty member in the Adrian Dominican School of Education with over 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood and elementary education. He earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate specialty in Early Childhood Education from Barry University in 2011. Dr. Gonzalez taught for the Dade County Public Schools as well as for the private sector. He also taught at Florida International University, Kennesaw State University and Chattahoochee Technical College. His teaching interests include child development, positive classroom engagement, and social studies and the humanities. His current research interests include pro-social classrooms and bullying in schools. Dr. Gonzalez has presented at numerous state, regional and national conferences. He is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

The Dance of Children in an Era of
Violence and Bullying

The current wave of violence (media, family, and internet) in the lives of children has resulted in the increase of acts of aggression and bullying in and outside the classroom. Anchored in the current literature, the opening session examines different forms of bullying (verbal, non-verbal, physical, cyber), their causes, and their prevention. In particular, the session addresses awareness, empathy, and human interaction as a vehicle for creating classroom community and pro-social behaviors to combat acts of bullying. A plan of prevention and intervention to reduce bullying by creating a pro-social classroom climate that fosters positive social skills and solving problems non-aggressively will also be presented.

Dr. Ney

Dr. Ney will be speaking Friday evening, January 23rd.

Dr. Emilie Ney earned her doctor of philosophy in School Psychology from Texas A&M University, is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Barry University and is the Clinical Supervisor of School Psychology Services in the Barry University Family CARE Center. The CARE Center provides low cost Psychoeducational Assessments, Counseling, Professional Development, and Educational Tutoring as a component of the graduate training programs in Barry University's Adrian Dominican School of Education. Dr. Ney's clinical and research interests include bilingual psychoeducational assessment and investigating ways to best serve English Language Learners in the schools.

Where Psychology Meets Education

Understanding the unique abilities of each individual student is imperative for nurturing the growth and development of an integrated self, both psychologically and academically. This presentation will discuss the complex psychological variables that both impede and promote learning. Participants will learn how cognitive, academic, social, behavioral, and emotional functioning interrelate and how identifying strengths and weaknesses in these areas can lead to effective instruction and intervention. Specific techniques for maximizing student strengths and ameliorating weaknesses will be reviewed.

DCF Department of Children & Families

In-Service Hours, There will be no charge for DCF in-service hours. Please be sure to attend this event for your benefit.

AMS American Montessori Society

There is no charge for AMS Continuing Professional Development Hours. Save 120 hours and earn your AMS Certificate of Continuing Professional Development.

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