Indian Institute for Montessori Studies has been providing Montessori training teachers of children in the Pre-primary as well as Primary 1st – 3rd Standard from the last twenty years.

As a part of our outreach program this year, we are offering some of the activities we use with children in the areas of Language, Maths and Science to those who would like to use them in their classes.

We are offering three kinds of workshops on selected topics to those who are interested:

1. Orientation sessions

2. Half day workshops leading to abstraction

3. Two credit blended courses


Details regarding each program

1. Orientation sessions

These are free, one-hour sessions which demonstrate one activity along with an over view of the Montessori Method. We are offering them to schools in and around Jayanagar, to give them a glimpse into the Montessori Method. Our sessions are on the following topics:

Name  of  the workshop Who is it for No of partici-pants Learning outcomes
Activities for enriching vocabulary Teacher’s of preschools, management 10 -15 Helping children learn names of fruits, flowers, etc through activities
Basic multiplication Teachers of primary, Maths teachers, parents, management Helping children learn what is basic multiplication using simple materials
Introduction to fractions Teachers of primary, Maths teachers, parents, management Introducing the concept of fractions and the idea of what is numerator and denominator

 

2. Half day workshops leading to abstraction

One part of the session will provide the theory while the second part will be hands-on experience, on the following topics: 

Name of the workshop Who is it for No of partici-pants Learning outcomes
Concept of area Maths Teachers, class teachers, special educators, parents 10 -20 Helping children understand the concept of area and deriving the formula for area of a square or rectangle.
Imaginary lines on the Earth Science Teachers, class teachers, special educators, parents Helping children understand latitudes, longitudes and the apparent movement of the Sun

 

3. Two credit blended courses:

This course involves theory, suggestions on assessment and record keeping apart from the activities themselves. These courses will comprise of 15 hours of theory delivered as reading materials, supported by online work. There will be a contact program of 2 – 3days to provide hands on experience. There will also be a optional component of action research, where the teachers assess the children before and after intervention. These courses will cover these areas: 

Name of the workshop Who is it for Period Learning outcomes
Phonetic awareness in lower classes Teachers of preschools, lower primary, special educators and parents 6 weeks Learn to use the phonetic method of teaching English/ Kannada/ Hindi (choose one language)
Atomic structure, valency and bonding Teachers of primary, Science teachers, special educators and parents Helping children understand the concept of sub-atomic particles, orbits and orbitals and their relationship to valency and bonding
Emergent numeracy and the concept of decimal system Teachers of preschools and lower primary, special educators and parents Building the concept of place value and number sequence upto 9999
Steps to statement sums Teachers of preschools and lower primary, special educators and parents Comprehension of the four operations, learning to identify them in the statement sum, writing the statements

 

Online orientation:

Early Childhood Education is a field of education that is not given much value, mainly due to lack of knowledge about its importance in the development of the child. Montessori Method is just one kind of preschool education. Not many understand what Montessori Method really is and how it can be effective in the life of both children and their teachers. This orientation provides a glimpse into this world.

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