Montessori Professional Development

Become a leading Montessori educator—participate in our upcoming workshops.


Professional Development Workshops

Earn CEUs, Parent Aware DEVELOP hours, and AMS continuing education hours.


  • January 12

    Color Learning Styles

    Why do people behave that way!? Have you ever found yourself wondering this about your students, your colleague, your partner...?

    Join us for a workshop that looks 'beneath the hood' of the personalities in our schools to see what is driving the behavior of others, and ourselves! This easy and enjoyable assessment reveals profound truths about our similarities and differences, helps us understand why we and others are the way we are, and builds positive appreciation for the gifts that each of us bring.

    At the same time, this assessment gives us real insight into the learning styles and preferences of those whom we serve (…live and work with!) as well as key ways to 'flex our style' to effectively meet our students' academic and social/emotional needs.

    When: Friday, January 12, 2018 9:00 -11:00 am
    Where: St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus, Coeur de Catherine Room 370
    Cost: $45
    Instructor: Katie Ibes MAED, AMS 6-12, Pedagogical Head Great River School and Professional Coach


  • January 19

    The Seven Levels of Energy Leadership

    In this workshop, we will outline and explore the seven energies that determine how we ‘show up’ in the world and approach life’s challenges.

    Because everyone leads – either directly or indirectly – in many varieties of organizations from classrooms to companies to neighborhood communities, the Seven Levels of Energy Leadership is an essential tool for us all to have. These energy levels provide a crucial framework to raise our self-awareness and empower us to identify and create opportunities in our work and lives.

    These seven levels are built, in turn, on the foundation of two, more fundamental kinds of energy: one that is expanding and healing, the other that is contracting and draining. The first helps move you forward to achieve positive, long-term, successful results, and is useful in leading others in the same direction. The second offers only short-term benefit and puts limits on the choices available in your life, ultimately imparting tolls that are potentially destructive to your relationships and organizations.

    Our level of energy (consciousness) creates our world, each moment. By altering our perceptions of ourselves, our work, and those around us, we can create a more powerful, fulfilling, and rewarding life. Join us to explore the Seven Levels of Energy and create more joy and potential in your life!

    When: Friday, January 19th, 2018, 9:00-11:00 am
    Where: St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus, Derham 409
    Cost: $45
    Instructor: Katie Ibes MAED, AMS 6-12, Professional Coach, and Montessori Consultant


  • February 16

    Elementary STEAM

    When: February 16, 2018, 8:30-noon,
    Where: St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus, Advanced Montessori Center in Our Lady of Victory Chapel, LL Room 17
    Cost: $45
    Instructor: Katie Ibes MAED, AMS 6-12, Professional Coach, and Montessori Consultant


  • July 24

    Creating an Observation Cycle

    Audience: School Administration, Instructional Coaches

    Teachers are our biggest unit of change in schools. In this workshop we will learn about best practices in the teacher observation cycle and share out teacher observation systems to support instructional practices in the Montessori classroom. We will also spend time to create an observation process for your site and practice difficult conversations.

    Although technology is not required, you may want to bring your laptop so that you can work on your observation plan.

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Where: St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus, Advanced Montessori Center in Our Lady of Victory Chapel, LL Room 17
    Cost: $90
    Instructor: Sarah Hassebroek, EdS. AMS 6-12


  • July 25

    Supporting the Whole Child: Supporting Social Emotional Learning through an Anti-Bullying Lens

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Behavior Support

    In this workshop we deepen our understanding of how to support the Social Emotional needs of all our students. From the reluctant worker, to the student who is quick to anger - we will work through challenging situations and how to best meet our students where they are. Please bring RSVP with challenging situations for us to discuss and work through.

    When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Where: St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus, Advanced Montessori Center in Our Lady of Victory Chapel, LL Room 17
    Cost: $90
    Instructor: Sarah Hassebroek, EdS. AMS 6-12


  • August 1 and 2

    Montessori 101

    Explore the fundamental theories of Montessori education, experience the dynamic environment of the Montessori classroom, and get your questions about the practical application of Montessori philosophy answered.

    Two Day Workshop: Wed., Aug. 1 and Thurs. Aug. 2, 2018 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Where: St. Catherine University, St. Paul Campus, Fontbonne Hall, Room 210
    Cost: $180
    Instructors: Sarah Hassebroek, EdS. AMS 6-12, Teresa Ripple, MAED AMS 3-6, and Liv Christensen, M.Ed. AMI 3-6


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