Announcing Lower and Upper Elementary Refresher Courses

Updated: Apr 16, 2019


ETC Montessori and Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center partner to offer refresher courses for lower and upper elementary teachers. These refresher courses take an expansive  look at Montessori practices and current educational standards. They highlight, language, math and cultural activities that are pivotal to children's learning. They focus on incorporating social emotional practices with the pedagogy to provide culturally responsive teaching.


Four days of intense instruction, on location, where your teachers leave with an invigorated sense of responsibility, desire and understanding. A set of complete ETC Montessori Teacher Training Manuals is included for each participant.


Lower Elementary Refresher Course:

(Every teacher attending the course receives a copy of all Teacher Training Manuals for this level)


Day 1:

The first half of the day is spent with an in-depth exploration, discussion and understanding of the characteristics, learning styles, and tendencies of that particular age group.

Classroom design with an emphasis on what the environment should look like, sound like, and feel like.

The second half of the day is spent on getting a solid grasp of how to teach language curriculum and focusing on writing.


Concepts and understanding in:

  • Emergent ReadingSkills necessary to address Common Core

  • Record keeping

  • Meeting Benchmarks

  • Level Reading/Guided Reading

  • Grammar, Word Study and Sentence Analysis


Day 2:

Teaching Math and Geometry, with concepts in:


Operations - Algebraic Thinking

  • Addition

  • Subtraction

  • Multiplication

  • Division

Facts - Algebraic Thinking and how to get the child to move forward

Fractions

Data and Measurement

Geometry

Printable resources are included.


Day 3:

The Five Great Lessons

  • The change of focus at 3rd level

  • History Framework

  • Fundamental Needs of People

  • Clock of Eras

Creation of the Universe

Teaching Writing

  • Expository

  • Narrative Writing through Grammar

  • Writing through Cultural

  • Research Forms

Day 4:

Impressionistic Charts

Life Science

  • Flow Charts

  • Ecology

  • Chemistry

Social Emotional Development

Classroom Leadership


Cost:  4 day course: $800 per attendee. Minimum of six attendees +  traveling expenses.


Note: The Lower Elementary Refresher Course provide teachers with CPE credits that range between 24 - 36 hours. Teachers are often required by various educational governmental authorities to have Continuing Professional Education credits in order to keep certificates and licenses current. Please check with your state to find out how many continuing educational credits you require.


Upper Elementary Refresher Course:

(Every teacher attending the course receives a copy of all Teacher Training Manuals for this level)


Day 1:

An in-depth exploration, discussion and understanding of the characteristics, learning styles, and tendencies of that particular age group.

Classroom design with an emphasis on what the environment should look like, sound like, and feel like.

Concrete to abstract, simple to complex

Expectations from children moving in from lower elementary.


Math explorations.


Operations - Algebraic Thinking

  • Finishing whole numbers of multiplication and division

  • Introduction to Decimals

  • Addition and subtraction of Decimals

  • Multiplication of Decimals

  • Division of a Decimal


Day 2:

Continuation of Math explorations with concepts in:

Fractions

  • Equivalency

  • Addition and Subtraction

  • MultiplicationDivision

Advanced Math

  • Multiplication of a Binomial

  • Using Square Guides

  • Square Roots Concretely

  • Square Root Algorithm

Language

  • Reading

  1. Literature Discussion

  2. Literature Analysis with a focus on discussing big ideas leading to peace education

  • Word Study

  • Writing

  1. Writing Rhombus

  2. NarrativeExpository

Grammar


Day 3:

Geometry

  • Three Concepts/Three Properties

  • Constructive Triangles

  1. Triangle Box

  2. Large Hexagon Box

  3. Small Hexagon Box

  • Area

  1. Yellow Area Box

  2. Area of Rhombus

  3. Polygon

  4. Circumference

  5. Circle

History

  • Great Lessons

  • Clock of Eras

  • Timeline of Life

  • Timeline of Early Humans

  • Timeline of Ancient Civilizations

  • Middle Ages Study

Social Emotional Development

Classroom Leadership


Day 4:

Geography

  • Impressionistic ChartsChapters 1,2,3

  • Chapter 4

  • Chapter 5

  • Chapter 6

Science

  • Biology

  • STEM

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Ecology

Social Emotional Development

Classroom Leadership


Cost: 4 day course: $800 per attendee. Minimum of six attendees +  traveling expenses.


Note: The Upper Elementary Refresher Course provide teachers with CPE credits that range between 24 - 36 hours. Teachers are often required by various educational governmental authorities to have Continuing Professional Education credits in order to keep certificates and licenses current. Please check with your state to find out how many continuing educational credits you require.


For information regarding these refresher courses and/or other professional development courses, please contact us by telephone at 877-409-2929 or by email: gulfcoast@edutc.com

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