Thursday, February 2, 2012

Montessori Training Course Giveaway


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!

21 comments:

  1. I've toyed for years with the idea of taking a Montessori class to complement the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training, but with young kids and homeschooling, and no extra money, I put it on hold. This sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing information about it Sheila.

    Blessings
    Cheryl
    http://www.diary-of-a-sower.blogspot.com

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    1. Cheryl, I decided to do this giveaway for people just like you and me that want training, but can't swing a full-time course of study. So glad you are entering!

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  2. Oh how I wish I were not already over-committed! But it would be folly to enter this contest, I fear...

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    1. Well, so far, you have a 50% chance of winning. : )

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    2. No no. Honestly, I would love to but I cannot. My comment was really not an entry.

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  3. liebe sheila,
    ich habs dir noch nicht gechrieben aber dein blog hat mich sehr inspiriert. Hatte vorher noch nie von godly play gehoert aber will gern mehr lernen! Hab grad in der letzten woche darüber nachgedacht ob ich nicht einen montessori kurs machen sollte und dan les ich deinen eintrag:) würd mich freuen wenn isabel mich zieht:)
    lg and deine familie!

    Rahel Gönner

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    1. Das freut mich, Rahel, dass du Inspiration bei dem Blog gefunden hast. Dieser Kurs wäre wirklich etwas Schönes für dich! Liebe Grüsse an deine Famile von mir.

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  4. I would love to take this course. We have implemented many Montessori principles in our home, and I would like to learn some more about the Montessori method. I've also considered becoming a Montessori teacher, but I don't really have the time or money to take a course at a Montessori training school. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  5. I blogged about the giveaway: http://giveawayhound.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/montessori-training-course-ends-212/

    giveawayhound at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Giveaway Hound, and good luck!

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  6. What a great giveaway! I would LOVE to take the course to improve my work with children. I've got my fingers crossed! :) Thank You!

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    1. Leslie, When I think about the amazing things you could do with the Practical Life album, it makes my head spin! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  7. this is amazing - what a wonderful give away. This would be an amazing way to learn more and improve my Montessori skills with my children.

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    1. I'll add your name to the hat. Thanks for entering!

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  8. I checked out the course it sounds very detailed. I live in a rural location so the online aspect, including being avle to discoss the topics with fellow student sounds perfect

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  9. I would love this!!! We use a lot of Montessori activities, but this would broaden and deepen my knowledge.

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  10. I would love to win this course! I am not able to physically attend a class, so an on-line version is JUST what I need to help me improve my teaching of my own children and those I work with on Sundays.

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  11. I would love to win this. I use a lot of Montessori activities with my special ed students. I would love to learn more about it.

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  12. We use montessori inspired activities and set up here in our home and this extra knoledge would be fantaastic! Thank you so much! erin ecobb@oxfordnetworks.net

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  13. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Montessori! I've been trying to figure out how to do some Montessori training, but with the cost and time/distance constraints I haven't been able come up with a possible plan. What a good idea!

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  14. Good luck to everyone! We'll be drawing tomorrow evening!

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