I hope everyone is doing well and counting down to the summer vacation.
We have exciting news to share with you all.
This year’s October Conference, Hearts & Hands, will be a face-to-face conference at the Pavilion in Stanley Park! We are splurging this year because we have accumulated extra funds that were not needed to cover catering costs due to virtual conferencing. We thought it fitting to have an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime venue to celebrate the fact that we can all be back together again.
We will be having two wonderful keynote speakers, Anjeanette Dawson - Counsellor/Indigenous Specialist, and Betsy Lockhart, an avid Montessorian.
Please make sure to mark your calendars for Friday, October 21, 2022.
This year, as I mentioned, I will be stepping down as President of the Montessori PSA. It has been an honor to fill this role these past 5 years.
We will be looking to fill several positions on the Executive, President, Vice-President, Conference Chairperson, and member at large. Experience is not required only enthusiasm and a willingness to promote Montessori! Training for some of these positions is provided by the BCTF. Please consider stepping up for one of these positions – it is very rewarding and desperately needed.
The Montessori Workshops that are being offered this summer are exciting too.
Remember that the workshop funds application is on the website.
The application form is located on our PSA website at https://www.bcmontessoripsa.org/psa-bursaries
Again, have a wonderful summer, and stay tuned for registration that should take place in late August/early September.
All the best, Patricia Patrick, President of BCMTPSA on behalf of all the Executive
May. 26, 2022
We are fast approaching the end of this school year. Quite unbelievable really! We hope that the next few weeks of school are productive and enjoyable.
We have exciting news about summer Montessori workshops run by Irma Rodriquez and Debbie Adams. Spaces are limited so sign up soon if you are interested in these wonderful opportunities to learn and/or refresh your Montessori knowledge about the materials at all levels.
July 25 - 29 Transferring Theory into Practice: Montessori in the 21st Century
August. 2 - 5 Montessori Approach to Language and Cultural Literacy
August. 8 -12 Montessori Approach to Mathematics (ages 6-9)
August 15 -19 Montessori Approach to Mathematics (ages 9-12)
Montessori Elementary Workshops
The workshops are designed to provide opportunities to:
work with Montessori materials, engage in discussions related to Dr. Maria
Montessori's vision and BC's redesigned curriculum, share practical tips that facilitate the transfer of theory into daily practice.
Workshop Leader - Irma Rodriguez is CAMSV's lead instructor. She will lead all the summer workshops. Irma earned her AMI 6-12 credential in Bergamo, Italy. She has been involved in training Montessori teachers in Canada and the US since 1993. Irma has more than 40 years of experience working with children ages 3-12 ^ears old. She is currently a curriculum consultant at Maria Montessori Academy (MMA) in Victoria, BC. MMA provides a comprehensive Montessori approach for children 3 years old through Grade 12. Irma 's ongoing work with the children and adults at MMA continues to inspire her. She remains a lifelong learner. This is reflected in her approach to supporting adult learners and children.
Location: Maple Grove Elementary, 1924 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Time: 9:00 am to noon Fee: $250 per workshop
10% discount available for those who enroll in 3 or more workshops.
Enrolment is limited. Maximum 12 seats per workshop.
The registration deadline is June 21, 2022 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
Remember to keep OCTOBER 21ST open for our annual Montessori Conference. We are planning wonderful opportunities so stay tuned. We are hoping to offer an in-person conference this year.
All the best, Patricia Patrick, President of BCMTPSA on behalf of the Executive