When does this course start and end?
This is a self-paced course. You may join any time. You have lifetime access to the contents.
Is this a live course?
This course consists of pre-recorded videos and handouts. There is no live component to the course. You may watch the videos and go through the content at your convenience. Please note, videos are not downloadable.
How long will I have access to the course?
You have lifetime access to the course. There is no rush to get through it!
How much time will it take to go through the course?
This course consists of 21 topics, most of which contain a 15-30 minute video to watch and a handout to read. If you spend approximately an hour a day reviewing the course content, you will need about 3 weeks to complete it. You do not have to go through the topics in sequence, you are welcome to pick and choose the ones that apply to you at a given point in time. However, we do recommend that you watch the whole thing so you can have a solid grasp of how Montessori can work in your home.
Will you provide a Montessori curriculum?
This course will not provide a scripted curriculum to follow. It will show you how to use the interests of your child to create a curriculum, or work with a curriculum you purchase from another source. You will receive a curriculum overview to help you understand the big picture and make your own curriculum plan. You can find free writeups for how to use many of the Elementary Montessori materials from moteaco.org
Will you provide any Montessori materials?
Montessori materials are not provided with this course.
I am very familiar with Montessori at home for ages 3-6. Does this course cover the same things or is it different?
This course covers the needs of the elementary aged child. The developmental needs of 6-12 year olds are quite different from children in the first plane of development. You will see overlap with some basic Montessori concepts, but overall the strategies used and the content we cover will be quite different than what you may have learned for early childhood.
I am a teacher; will this course teach me how to do remote learning with my students?
This course will not show teachers how to conduct remote learning lessons. However, it is a great course for teachers who are looking for ideas on what parents need to know in order to implement Montessori in a home environment.
Is a certificate for professional development provided for completing this course?
This course is designed for parents and a PD certificate will not be provided for watching or completing it.
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