Thursday, August 24, 2023

Workshops and More 2023 - 2024

Kia ora Koutou MMEF Supporters,

Isn't it delightful to see a little sunshine - hopefully, the countrywide long-term forecast is correct on this occasion, and Spring really is on its way!  

With a spring in our step, we're delighted to let you know about a few workshops fast approaching this year and dates for the next AMI Orientation Certificates in 2024. 

'Marvelous Movement' Workshop with AMI 0-3 trainer Sara Brady
September 30th @11.00 -1.00p.m.via ZOOM.
There’s still time to register for the 0-3 MANZ/MMEF workshop as we explore the stages of equilibrium and the milestones that lay the foundations of MARVELOUS MOVEMENT!
Don’t miss the myriad of practical ideas for preparing the optimum physical and psychological environment required for society’s youngest.
MANZ & MMEF are thrilled to be bringing you this engaging workshop as we explore movement opportunities during the first three years of life and how to avoid becoming an obstacle to development.

We were not born to think. We were born to move. Human creative ideas are nothing in the absence of the manual dexterity that allows tools to be made, complex architecture to be constructed, art to be created, and instruments to be played. ~ Koziol, et al, 2012.

Fabulous Fractions  - Thursday, October 5th 6.00- 8.30p.m.via Zoom
This enticing and engaging piece of material can often be underutilised in the 3-6 environment - join us as we explore the span of experiences that can be offered with the
Fabulous Fractions.
This event may well serve as a 'taster' for those interested in the next AMI 3-6 Diploma. It will also be a refresher for our MMEF Alumni, plus a hearty thank you to our tireless supporters who have helped us to set up the Montessori training environment for each module. Yes, we finally made this happen! To read more - visit the MMEF website here and to register online, click here.

Montessori 101 - What You Need to Know - November 1st, 8th & 15th 6.30-8.30p.m. via Zoom
Following our conversations with many of you at the Montessori Aotearoa Conference in July, we're offering this trilogy of workshops once again in November. 
Spanning three sessions, we will explore:
Montessori Principles – Aids to Development
• The Prepared Adult
• The Prepared Environment (focusing on 2.6 - 6 years)
These workshops have been designed for:
- E.C.E. kaiako working in a Montessori environment
- parents, whānau & professionals collaborating with those 2.6 - 6 years
- and anyone considering AMI training in the future.
Register online here.

Dates for Your Diaries - 2024
The next AMI 0-3 Orientation Certificate with AMI 0-3 Trainer Julia Hilson & Trainer in Training Carli Hausler is scheduled for 30th January - 1st March 2024, 1-2 evenings per week plus some Saturday mornings - via Zoom. The registration form will be available soon.

The next AMI 3-6 Orientation certificate with AMI 3-6 Trainer Carol Potts - 13th August - 15th September 2024, 2 evenings per week via Zoom. Please more the dates.

Ngā manaakitanga,