Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director of Montessori Northwest, the Portland, Oregon training center which sponsored the 2013 International Montessori Congress, announced the Teacher Formation Working Group. “Teacher Formation” rather than training is by design, to acknowledge the reality that the developmental work of becoming a Montessori teacher extends well beyond the training course. The project will be a census of U. S. teacher preparation and professional development programs similar to the schools census. This long-term survey will build a database of teacher training programs based on data already collected by MACTE, and will consider quality principles such as evidence of candidate learning, faculty learning and inquiry, and program capacity. The Group has an immediate goal of connecting state teaching credentials to teacher training programs.
MCMO is a network of charter public Montessori schools across the United States. We provide wide-ranging support including school management, coaching of school leaders, professional development, staff recruitment, fundraising, marketing, and more.
The Montessori movement is on the move! Watch this space for more to come.