Our mission is to encourage, support, and advocate for excellent Montessori education. We bring Montessori professionals together regardless of their training background. With a common voice we advocate for the expansion and future of Montessori education. We provide meaningful communication and networking to our members. We provide high quality continuing education events and connect members to other professional development opportunities.
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.
Join Us at Our Upcoming PNMA EVENT:
Pacific Northwest Montessori Association Fall Event
Morning Keynote: Storytelling presented by Michael Dorer. Michael Dorer, Ed.D.,is a Executive Director of Montessori Programs at Sarasota University. He is also a Senior Consultant in the Montessori Foundation with a specialization in Montessori curriculum. His pedagogical interests include imagination, holism, classroom leadership, cosmic education, and storytelling in Montessori programs. He is the author of The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytellingin the Classroom. His newest book, to be released in November, is a picture book for children titled Hatching the Cosmic Egg.
Michael has Montessori credentials from AMI, AMS and Independent training, as well as a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership. He has been active in Montessori education for nearly 50 years. He has taught Montessori Toddlers, Children’s House, Elementary, and Middle School. He has also been a teacher educator for 30 years.
Michael is a very frequent school consultant and a dynamic presenter and keynote speaker at Montessori Europe, The Polish Montessori Institute, The American Montessori Society, The Montessori Foundation, The Southern Africa Montessori Association, The Montessori Association of New Zealand, Montessori Educational Programs International, and more. Michael was a board member and president of the Minnesota Alliance of Montessorians, International Association of Montessori Educators, and the American Montessori Society Board of Directors.
Afternoon Workshop Presentations:
Oral Traditions of the Pacific Northwest presented by Lois Ann Landgrebe: Lois Ann Landgrebe is a member of the Tulalip Tribes and speaks the Snohomish dialect of the Lushootseed. She has been storytelling for almost 35 years and is certified through the Tulalip Tribes and WA State in the First People’s Language and Oral Traditions. She has worked for the Muckleshoot Tribal School with the southern dialect, Whulshootseed, and for the Stillaguamish Tribe.
Pacific Northwest storytelling has been her practice from the school bus in Tonasket to a Liberal Studies degree at Antioch University in 2004. She has told stories at the Hibulb Cultural Center, Sno-Isle Libraries, Stillaguamish River Festival and Issaquah Salmon Days.
Morning refreshments & lunch included with your registration!
MERIT/STARS Credits & WA Clock Hours available.
Book Sale & Signing at the Event
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