From the Dean’s Desk

REMINDER TO ALL MONTESSORI SCHOOL OWNERS

CANADA – ONTARIO JOB GRANT

As an employer with a particular skills demand, The Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees.

It will:

  • Provide up to $10,000. in government support per person for training costs
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs.  There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible third party trainer.

MTC IS A PRIVATE CAREER COLLEGE AND THEREFORE IS AN ELIGIBLE THIRD PARTY TRAINER.

For details visit http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/cojg/

May 19, 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

CCMA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

On May 15 2015 I and approximately 459 other Montessorians, attended the 5th Annual P.D. Day, held at Northstar Montessori School, in Mississauga.

I think this is a record. It was wonderful spotting former students and friends in the crush of people.

Dr. Steven Hughes, pediatric neuropsychologist, with a strong interest in everything Montessori, (je is presently Chair of AMI Global Research Committee and a member of AMS Research Committee), spoke to this huge crowd, which filled the gym, with some people having to stand and some poking their heads into the room.

In two separate presentations, he:

a) discussed what makes Montessori education so effective in “fueling the flame” of each child’s unique identity and helps produce curious, creative, morally inspired adults and

b) reviewed key neuroscience research and discussed how Montessori Education stimulates brain and cognitive development.

It is always good to receive current information and confirm that our efforts with the children matter.

Florene Shuber, President

November 17, 2014

CAMT CONFERENCE

It was wonderful to meet so many friends and colleagues in The Old Mill Hotel at the 2014 Conference.  We enjoyed Jonathan Wolff’s Keynote presentation, and the enriching selection of workshops.  We send good wishes to Claudia Langlois, the new CAMT President, and her committee for their future work of providing stimulating Professional Education opportunities for Montessori teachers.

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA

Our colleague, Zahra Faroud from Lethbridge, attended the CAMT Conference with her friend Claire who teaches a 6 – 9 Montessori class in a Lethbridge Public School.

CALGARY, ALBERTA

EC Course

Thanks to Helen Traicus who joined the team of Calgary examiners for the recent, successful oral examinations.

Assistants’ Course

Alberta Human Services has confirmed that adult learners successfully completing the Assistants’ Course will be eligible for Child Development Assistant certification.   Application guidelines and the certification guide can be found at: www.humanservices.alberta.ca/certification.

TORONTO

The Early Childhood Montessori Assistants’ Course, under the guidance of Nandita Agarwala, is drawing to a close.  This group is currently working on preparing samples of Language materials which will be useful in their future careers.

The Early Childhood Montessori Diploma group is beginning the Sensorial module under the guidance of Daureena Facchini.  Our Registrar, Debbie Couture is finalising internship placements for this group.

Until next week…..

Paula Glasgow, Dean