When registration opens for these events, you will find links here.  Members receive advanced notice.

We provide quality continuing education through events and connect members with other professional development opportunities.

    • August 16, 2017
    • March 30, 2018
    • Washington State

    This is the start of the application process for Montessori School Verification. 

    • Once you have registered for the process you will be emailed a digital copy of the Self-Study Manual and Form.
    • Follow the instructions for completing and submitting the form and required documents.
    • You will be contacted to schedule a Verifier visit after your self-study and required documents have been reviewed by the Verification Chairman.
    • After the visit the Verifier will submit a report to the Verification Committee for review and approval at the next (monthly) PNMA board meeting.
    The Montessori School Verification Committee Chair:
    • January 20, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Renton Technical College
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    Supporting the Arts in a Montessori Classroom with AMI Trainer Sarah Werner-Andrews & Art Educator Julie Karlonas

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm (doors open at 8:00 am)
    $95 for PNMA Members & $120 for the General Public.

    Renton Technical College
    In the Roberts Campus Center at Renton Technical College
    3000 NE 4th Street, Renton, WA 98056

    This PNMA Event will build the confidence you need to share Art and Music with your students.  Find new inspiration and learn new teaching techniques through keynote presentations and hands-on workshops.  You will walk away from this event with new songs, movement experiences, and art lessons to share with students of all ages!

    Art with Julie Karlonas:
    The best way to prepare yourself to share art with your students is to experience it yourself. Experience what your children will as they discover materials for the first time, or find new ways of using materials they are familiar with. There are not accidents in art only discoveries.

    Julie will present on the philosophy and methods of “Sharing Art With Children in the Montessori Way”. You will learn to prepare yourself, prepare the environment, and provide your students with meaningful and developmentally appropriate creative experiences.  You will have the opportunity to take home many of your own three-dimensional art creations presented in the hands-on workshop.

    You can learn more about the Julie’s art presentations, books & materials by visiting her website at http://www.art4montessori.com.

    Music with Sarah Werner Andrews:
    Montessori wrote that we don’t need a “miraculous aptitude for music,” in order to offer music to the children; “One might as well claim that it is the privilege only of genius to distinguish one color from another!” What we do need is an environment that will enable children to “grow into music” just as naturally as they “grow into language,” - and for us to grow right alongside them.

    You are invited to discover - or rediscover - your passion for music in these engaging and interactive sessions with Sarah Werner Andrews. Sarah will share her lifelong love of music and experience with primary and elementary children as we explore singing, music appreciation, rhythm and dance, and help you connect the children more deeply to music, and enrich the musical life of your classroom.

    WA Clock Hours or STARS/Merit Credits available for this event!  Event registration includes morning refreshments & lunch.

    Click Here to Register Now!

    Questions? Interested in being a Vendor for this event? email events@pnma.org

    • January 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Shoreline Community College, Shoreline

    The Pacific Northwest Montessori Association will be representing our Member Schools at the North Preschool Preview sponsored by Parent Map on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.  

    Shoreline Community College, Shoreline
    16101 Greenwood Ave North
    Shoreline, WA 98133

    This event is free and open to the public.  

    • January 20, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Local Meet-Up Groups throughout the Puget Sound

    Join us this month after our Winter Event on Saturday, January 20.  This special JOINT Pints of Interest will meet at Luther's Table, 419 S 2nd Street - Renton, WA 98057 from 4:30-6:30 pm.  

    Join your local meet-up group for Pints of Interest on the 3rd Wednesday of select months from 6-8 pm.  Pints of Interest is a wonderful time to get to know other Montessori teachers in your area, as well as a place to find support, encouragement, and rejuvenation!

    Current Meet-up Groups will resume in February:
    Tacoma - Hosted by Bethany Diehl at 7 Seas Taproom, 2101 Jefferson Ave - Tacoma, WA 98402 

    Seattle - Hosted by Veronica Dutton & Dee Hirsh at the Teachers Lounge, 8505 Greenwood Ave N - Seattle, WA 98103

    Renton - Hosted by Kelly Severson-Kunz at Luther's Table, 419 S 2nd Street - Renton, WA 98057

    Bellevue - Hosted by Sean O'Brien at Paddy Coyne's, 700 Bellevue Way NE - Bellevue, WA 98004 

    Port Orchard - Hosted by Carrie Butler at Whiskey Gulch, 2065 Bay Street - Port Orchard, WA 98366

    NEW! BURIEN - Hosted by Gracie Martinez & Sarah Harper at 909 Coffee and Wine - 909 SW 152nd - Burien, WA 98166

    • January 27, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Morgan Family YMCA, Tacoma

    The Pacific Northwest Montessori Association will be representing our Member Schools at the South Sound Preschool Preview sponsored by Parent Map on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11:00 am-1:30 pm.  

    Star Center, Tacoma
    3873 S 66th Street
    Tacoma, WA 98409

    This event is free and open to the public.  

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