Many of you have read my blog posts about the things I have been learning and experimenting with as a result of being a student in Karen Tyler's World Wide Montessori on-line training course. Through my Godly Play training, I became interested in Montessori and wanted to learn more. However, as a mother of two young children with two part-time jobs, attending a Montessori Institute in Berlin was not logistically possible. And most of the on-line courses of study were way out of my price-range. Then, I heard about Karen's course and knew immediately that it was for me.
Karen, who is AMS trained pre-primary teacher with over 30 years of experience, believes that Montessori should be for everyone. Because of this, she offers an on-line course that is unbelievably affordable (read the options here). It can be completed in either 12 or 24 months and at the end you have 12 valuable Montessori albums ranging from the core subjects of Math and Language to extra subjects like Botany and Geography. (If you had to buy albums like these from a Montessori supplier, they would cost far more than the cost of Karen's course!) You work at your own pace, but are able to be a part of an on-line community for discussion and advice. Karen also offers personal consultations per Skype as well. While the course is aimed at work with preschool children, I have been able to use the principles and much of the material in my work with both preschool and elementary-aged children. The course is perfect for home-schooling parents, children's ministry workers, teachers or anyone working with children who would like to learn more about Montessori! For more details on the course, please see Karen's website.
Now for the amazing offer: Karen is beginning a new class on March 1 and one lucky reader will win a place in her class tuition-free and be the proud owner of 12 Montessori albums!!
For a chance to win this Montessori Training Course giveaway, please leave a comment below stating why you would like to take Karen's course. On Sunday, Feb. 12, I will let my daughter draw the lucky winner's name from a hat. (No high-tech drawing programs here!)
Extra entries if you blog about the giveaway on your blog and link it back to Explore and Express. Just leave me a note in the comments with a link. This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world!