Delivery, Enrollment, and Facilitation
This is a mastery-based course with no discussion forums. The course will be delivered in a fully online format. This course is non-facilitated, and is designed to be completed independently. It is self-paced, with an enrollment period of 70 days, which begins immediately upon confirmation of registration. A Help Forum is included in the course that will be carefully monitored by an online facilitator.
This course is designed for administrators interested in gaining the basics of the Montessori method. We’ll look at the Montessori history, philosophy, curriculum materials and classroom practices. There will be a direct focus on how leadership is integral in the effective implementation of the Montessori method.
Session 1: Student Orientation
Session 2: Definition and History of Montessori Education
Session 3: Montessori Philosophy
Session 4: Inside a Montessori Classroom
Session 5: Montessori Curriculum Components
Session 6: Using Montessori Materials
Session 7: Assessment of Student Learning
Session 8: Montessori Leadership
Session 9: Basics of Classroom Observation
Session 10: Three Additional Areas of Data Collection
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.