The Pacific Northwest Montessori Association is a catalyst for creating the united common voice required to advocate effectively for Montessori communities. It is our goal to bring together Montessori educators of the Northwest to work in excellence and prosperity; providing meaningful communication to our members and creating a strong Montessori community.
The mission of the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association is to encourage, support and advocate for excellent Montessori education, as well as unite Montessori communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Recent PNMA Event:
Join the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association at our Fall Event with AMI Primary Trainer Mary Raudonis Loew
Mary Raudonis Loew is currently the director of training for Montessori Northwest’s Seattle primary course and has been an AMI primary trainer since 1971. Mary has been working in the field of Montessori education since 1963 when she received AMI primary training from Margaret E. Stephenson in Washington, DC. She has 23 years of classroom experience and has established primary training courses in 3 different cities. Mary has assisted in the start up of numerous schools and has 11 years experience as a school director. She has offered workshops in all areas of Montessori pedagogy, and serves as a consultant, examiner, and 3-6 trainer of the AMI. She has a special interest in the development of programs for adolescents. She has a BA degree with a focus in education, psychology and creative writing.
Transition: Supporting the Child from Age 5-7
Sensorial Games as a Means to Develop Love and Connection to Environment
“To be able to distinguish, classify, and catalogue external things on the basis of a secure order already established in the mind--this is at once intelligence and culture...it is not the accumulation of a direct knowledge of things which forms the (person) of letters, the scientist, and the connoisseur; it is the prepared order established in the mind which is to receive such knowledge.”
–Maria Montessori, Spontaneous Activity in Education
As we look again at the sensorial materials, we will find in them rich opportunities for further exploration and discovery. As the children meet their broader world with an expanding consciousness, we see that mastery is not the end point but is an opening into another dimension of awareness.
ADDITIONAL AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
Mary Raudonis Loew
Keynote presentations & hands-on workshops applicable to all levels. Morning refreshments & lunch included with your registration!
MERIT/STARS Credits & WA Clock Hours available.
Online Registration Closed