A Public Service Program

January 23 and 24, 2015

Save The Date

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

Beverley A. McGhee
ADMMF Event Chair


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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


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.

For more information or to become a sponsor,
call 305-323-8509.
If there are any changes to your contact information or would like to add people to our contact list please let us know.

The Andrew and Dora McGhee Montessori Foundation, not-for-profit, in cooperation with the
American Montessori Society, non-profit, are making possible this opportunity for a public service program.


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