Please note that not all of the following Professional Development Opportunities are facilitated by the BCMTPSA.
Montessori in the Public Sector
Exploring alternative approaches to education
UBC 2019 SUMMER INSTITUTE
This summer institute will provide opportunities for participants to work with noted Montessori educators who bring a wealth of practical knowledge and strategies that will help practicing elementary Montessorians as well those who want to learn more about this alternative approach.
There are more than fifteen public school districts in British Columbia and Alberta that offer Montessori programs as an alternative approach at the elementary level.
This Institute aims to raise awareness of Montessori as an alternative approach to education at the elementary level in the broader education community, and the need for Montessori elementary trained teachers to meet public school needs and advocate for the development of a support network for those interested in implementing Montessori at the elementary level in Canada.
Montessori Conference Victoria
VIMA (Vancouver Island Montessori Association)
Date:May 10th and 11th
Dr. Lillard is the keynote speaker (author of The Science behind the Genius) and Michael Dorer, the great storyteller and author of The Deep Well of Time is coming to do several workshops. Registration information should be coming out soon. Stay tuned!
BCTF New Teachers’ Conference
Members of our PSA Executive will be presenting a Sensorial and Math Materials Workshop in Vernon on April 5th, 2019. Hope to see some of you there!
Cultural Materials Night
Uplands Elementary in Langley has kindly offered to host the next PSA Evening on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm. We will be exploring the Cultural Materials, including the Tree of Life materials from Waseca. This will be a fantastic opportunity to see how all the cultural materials are linked together – mark your calendars!