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CGMS Back to School Webinars

It’s a busy time of year as we prepare for the opening of school and welcoming new children to our community. It’s also a great time of year to renew and review. Once your environment is ready and the new children begin to settle in, take some time for your own professional growth with one of the CGMS Back to School Webinars. Each webinar will have two 90-minute sessions and will be led by CGMS instructors and some guest presenters. There is something for everyone!

Webinar Fees are reasonable with discounts for current CGMS certification students and graduates.

Two Day Webinar Fee: $85 for general public/ $65 for CGMS students and graduates

$5 discount for each participant when enrolling two or more from the same school

$5 discount for enrolling in more than one Webinar!

Registration Information Registration Forms will be available through our admissions office. Email info@cgms.edu to register. Or, you may register online via the following links.

If you are a CGMS Student or Graduate, please register here: Back to School Webinar 2019 (CGMS Student) Registration All other registrants, please register here: Back to School Webinar 2019 (Non-CGMS) Registration

“Practical Life: It’s Elementary My Dear!” For Elementary I and II Teachers

Tuesdays: September 3 and 10, 2019 6:30 pm EDT Webinar Facilitator: Tammy Oesting

A hallmark of Montessori 3-6 classrooms is the extensive exercises for daily living, the practical part of the curriculum that prepares children to care for themselves and their environment. But did you know how important Practical Life is for your 6-12 year old students? Montessori teacher educator Tammy Oesting delivers an engaging two-part webinar that reveals the purpose behind elementary Practical Life exercises providing innovative ideas for engaging your students with hand work, service projects, and a unique aspect of a Montessori elementary program: Going Out. With a foundation on the developmental needs and interests of your students, you will learn how to plan for and implement a rich Practical Life culture in your 6-12 learning environment. Tammy Oesting, cofounder of Montessori professional development company ClassrooMechanics has been educating adults in Montessori for 20 years. Her passions include issues of social justice, training support staff, art education, neuroscience and education, and life sciences (AMS credential Early Childhood, Elementary I-II)

Cosmic Education: A Blueprint for Management For Elementary and Secondary Teachers

Saturdays: September 14 and 21, 2019 11:00 am EDT Webinar Facilitator: Claudia Mann

Are you challenged to maintain the Cosmic Curriculum while making sure your students are progressing well in reading, writing and math? As a secondary guide, do you wonder how to continue Cosmic Ed into studies with your students? Do you feel like there is never enough time in the day to connect the cultural lessons to skills to the Big Picture? I did, too! In this conversation, I’ll share ways I addressed this in my classrooms, both elementary and secondary, and give you some tips, guidance, and a blueprint for designing classroom work that will inspire you AND your students. There’ll be time for Q&A and discussion, too. Claudia Mann serves CGMS as an Online Instructor, a Field Consultant, and a Practicum Advisor. Claudia received her credential in Elementary I and a Master’s degree from Xavier University, her Elementary II credential from CMTE/NY, and her Secondary I credential from the Houston Montessori Center. She has taught Montessori Elementary and Secondary and has served as a school administrator.


Compassion, Empathy, and Education For All Levels Saturdays: October 12 and19, 2019, at 11:00 am EDT Webinar Facilitator(s): Rita Cassiano and Gingi Lahera

Compassion and non-violent communication help us develop a better understanding of ourselves and those around us. They both promote social bonding. A proactive mindset enhances essential life skills such as: creativity, collaboration, active listening, innovation, self-awareness, and flexible thinking. This webinar will explore these topics, research supporting them, and how it relates to our work in the classroom. There will be plenty of opportunities to reflect and share as we consider how to build stronger relationships through a compassionate heart. Rita Cassiano and Gingi Lahera are co-founders of A.L.M.A. – Arts Language Music, Alliance, as well as Montessori Educators. Rita and Gingi believe that every person has the ability to create, and to share our gifts is a human need. They guide others in discovering paths of self-expression, cultural consciousness and connection.


Imagine That! For Early Childhood and Lower EL Teachers Tuesday October 15 and 22, 2019, 7:00 pm EDT Webinar Facilitator: Jana Morgan Herman

Unleash creativity in your classroom, the Montessori Way! In this two-session webinar we will review Montessori’s writings on art and imagination and learn how to bring it into and our classrooms in a purposeful way. We will explore the seven elements of art and how they are built into the Montessori materials you already have. Plus, there will be many examples of art lessons with instructions on how you can set up your environment in ways that will promote true artistic expression as well as creative storytelling. In between the two session, you will work on your own fun creative project to help you implement what you have learned. Jana serves CGMS as an Online Instructor, Residential Session Instructor, Field Consultant and Practicum Advisor. She holds a Master’s degree in Montessori Education from St. Catherine University, and received her Early Childhood Montessori Credential (MACTE/AMS, MTEC San Francisco) in 1997.Jana is a Teacher Educator in US and Asia. She has taught at the Early Childhood and Elementary level and is currently the Head of a small Montessori school in Kentucky.


Registration Information If you are a CGMS Student or Graduate, please register here: Back to School Webinar 2019 (CGMS Student) Registration All other registrants, please register here: Back to School Webinar 2019 (Non-CGMS) Registration