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The Montessori Children's House: An Introduction
NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.
Conference Update: Book Making (Workshop E)
Book Making (Workshop E) participants are required to pay a materials fee of $17 per person to cover the cost of book-making supplies and sample booklet. Enrollment is limited due to preparation of materials for this workshop.
Reading expert Kathy Collins of the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at Columbia University describes her classroom and her interactions with children as if she were a Montessori directress. She offers techniques and challenges that are foundational to guiding children toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. Topics that will inform both primary and elementary guides are print and comprehension strategies, reading in genres, and connecting in-school and out-of-school reading. Learn how an independent reading workshop makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Montessori speakers will address how to create an environment rich in language opportunities, techniques to ignite children’s expression with the moveable alphabet, handwriting, reading out loud in the elementary classroom, and a hands-on bookmaking workshop.