Montessori Leadership Institute Online Courses
If you would like more information about course content, please contact
Tim Seldin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-729-9565 / 800-655-4183.
Important Notes About Our Leadership Courses
These courses are professional development programs that are offered online. They are intensive, and collaborative learning experiences. While individual course certificates of completion are offered, they do not, at this time, represent a formal credential in Montessori school leadership.
Participants are encouraged to explore issues that they are currently working on at their schools. Many have described the experience as individual school consultation for a much lower cost, with the added advantage of the shared perspectives and experience of the other leaders participating in the course.
The first week is orientation. The last is for reading, reflection, and wrap up. Plus you will have access to the entire course online classroom and resource collection, the video talks, and ongoing discussions with the instructor and your fellow students, for an entire year after the course ends!
During the course, you will be working on weekly learning activities and projects that will directly benefit your school. You should expect to invest at least five hours a week reading the extensive course materials, viewing online video presentations, or listening to audios, collaborating with fellow students and Tim Seldin, and working on PR, marketing, and recruitment strategies.
Practical Insights, Strategies, and Skills
In 2006 we pioneered online learning in Montessori leadership development, using streaming video and audio presentations, libraries of resources, dynamic online discussions, conference call-ins, and a network of fellow Montessori school administrators.
Our online courses offer:
- practical information and resources
- a fellowship of professional colleagues
- individual counsel from our faculty
- and the convenience of working from your school
They offer invaluable insights and skills used by successful Montessori schools around the world.
Our Montessori Leadership courses are designed for:
- Heads of Schools
- Curriculum Coordinators
- Admissions Directors
- Development Directors
- Board Members
- Parent Leaders
Final Note: None of our leadership courses are preparation to teach a Montessori class. Workshops are for school leaders, who may or may not have Montessori training. These workshops are not intended as a substitute for Montessori teacher education at any level.
Feedback from Previous Participants
–Dr. Limmie Flowers, who is organizing a new school in Mississippi
As far as the technical aspect, once I got the hang of it, the course …
The confidence the school has gained by the knowledge gained in this course was evident at our latest parent meeting. We were able to answer the parents’ questions with more affirmation and I could see that our confidence gave them confidence in us. Interesting, I just took my first born child off to college this weekend. My daughter and I were required to attend a 2 1/2 day orientation session. The speakers spoke of many things that I have learned in this course. They spoke of being partners in the child’s education, allowing the child to things for herself, understanding that tears are normal. They addressed the same parental concerns that you told us about; parents want to know that their children are safe, that someone cares about their whole well being (emotional, physical, and spiritual), as well as if they will get a high quality education. They also gave several talks selling the unique qualities of the school and what makes it special, (why you would want to send your child there). I thought to myself, “did they take Tim’s course, too?” – Shawn Ross M.D., Board Chair, Nativity Montessori, Maysville Kentucky
I look forward to your next online course. It is definitely worthwhile!” – Gabriela Gonzalez, who is organizing a new school in San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras