AMI 0-3 ASSISTANT

CERTIFICATE COURSE

ONLINE

STARTING NOVEMBER 6, 2020

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING - Heidi Philippart

Heidi Philippart M.A.(Edu), A.M.I.(Dip), lives and works in Amsterdam. She was first introduced to Montessori in the late 80’s early 90’s, while working under the guidance of Patty Wallner (AMI Assistant to Infancy trainer) and Silvana Montanaro (founder of the AMI Assistant to Infancy programme). Heidi trained in Denver with Judi Orion on the Assistant to Infancy level, has worked extensively with the 0-3 programme and is an AMI trainer on the Assistant to Infancy level. In 1996 she opened her first Montessori school and now runs two small Montessori Bilingual Preschools in the centre of Amsterdam, working with between 80 - 90 families every year. Her speciality is helping parents in the application of Montessori principles and bilingualism in the home environment. Heidi has spoken extensively around the Netherlands and internationally (France, USA, Australia, Britain) on Montessori related topics such as toilet independence, preparation of the home environment and the general area of birth to three. Heidi is presently working on the AMI Diploma - Assistant to Infancy in London.

BENEFITS OF THE COURSE

  • Receive International Certificate by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized all over the world.
  • Learn from a very experienced AMI Training Directress Heidi Philippart.
  • Study International AMI Assistants Course from the comfort of your home.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • School leaders and administrators
  • All adults interested in child development

GOAL OF THE COURSE

  • Become able assistants in a Montessori Children's House.
  • Learn how to support and help the classroom director/directress maintain equilibrium within the class, how to observe, when and how to intervene and not interfere.
  • Gain knowledge of Montessori's understanding of freedom and discipline.
  • Acquire the ability to support the development of the child by assisting the teacher.

COURSE DURATION

  • Course
    54 hours of live online sessions.
  • Independent Study
    Approximately 10 hours of independent study.
  • Observation
    9 additional hours of obligatory observations.
  • COVID-19 Restrictions
    Specific instructions on how to observe will be given during the Course, taking into account the restrictions which may be imposed by Covid 19.

COURSE LANGUAGE:

  • English.
  • With interpretation of the spoken word to Czech and Hebrew.
  • All course work, including written assignments, can be done in English, Czech, Slovak and Hebrew.
  • Students need to have an adequate level of spoken and written English, Czech, Slovak or Hebrew to take the course.

OBLIGATORY READING:

  • Selected reading from Understanding the Human Being, The Child in the Family, Education for a New World, 1946 Lectures and The Absorbent Mind will be done during the Course.
  • Obligatory reading texts are available in English language. Some are available also in Czech. Some reading texts will be made available to students during the course.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • Three essays
    Submission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.
  • Observation
    9 hours of observation.
  • Reports and Notes
    Submission of observation notes and observation report.
  • Materials
    Submission of handmade materials.
  • Attendance
    Minimum of 90% attendance.
  • Overall satisfactory participation in the course
    As evaluated by the Trainer.

ENROLLMENT CRITERIA

  • Adequate level of English, Czech, Slovak or Hebrew to allow efficient study in the course.
  • Ability to study at a higher academic level.
  • Positive motivation to study and willingness to positively and constructively cooperate with the Course Director and Co-Director and the training center staff.
  • Filled out online application form and payment of the first part of the fee.
  • Computer availability and good access to the Internet for the whole time of the course.
  • A quiet place to study.

Every student who fulfills the enrollment criteria will be accepted to the course.

ONLINE FORMAT

  • There will be live lectures given by trainers on “Zoom” platform.
  • Course work and course communication will be done on platform “Schoology”.
  • The course requires general ability to use computers and the internet and willingness to learn to use Zoom and Schoology platforms.
  • Students will receive technical support during the period of time when the course is given.

COURSE SCHEDULE

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COURSE CONTENT

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes, we will be recording most of the sessions. Videos of the sessions will be posted in Schoology (e-learning application we use for our courses) for a limited time, and will be used by the students of the course to re-watch some parts of the lectures they could have missed or need to return to. Such videos will not be published online and can't be shared outside of the AMI 3-6 Assistants Course.

How will the course be held?

This is a blended course. The first part of the course will be held online. The application we use is called ZOOM. More about it can be found on the website www.zoom.us. We recommend downloading this application to your PC or your phone, to be able to follow the sessions from different devices, and have all the options offered by zoom available. There will be lectures, discussions, practice sessions, and group work done in Breakout Rooms. We will have translation available on a separate audio channel. The onsite part will be in Montessori Institute Prague, address Na Sekyrce 2, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic.

What happens if I have some sudden problems with the internet?

We kindly ask you to check the quality of your internet connection in advance, ideally to ensure connection via cable, and now WiFi, during the course, if possible. In case any sudden problem with the internet happens, the recordings of the sessions will be available for viewing on our Course Learning Platform Schoology, so there will be a possiblity to catch up. However we kindly ask you to respect the 90% attendance requirement, which is valid for all the students, to ensure that we can issue an AMI Certificate for you.Students who can't attend 90% of the course aren't eligible to receive this certificate.

How do you arrange translation?

We will have translation available on a separate audio channel. we will explain how to switch between the channels and how to do the settings on the translation at the start of the course. Translation will be simultaneous and won't interrupt the trainer. The onsite part will include translation according to previous agreement with the students and the trainers. We do provide Czech translation.

What does 90% of attendance mean? Can I catch up by watching recordings, if I'm not able to be present?

The 90% attendance means that you should be present at minimum 90% of the course, with your camera on. This is the requirement of the course. We should see that you're present as we're making attendance reports at each session. This is a live AMI training held online, and the condition is to be present there in the moment, ready to learn, communicate and do all the activities which are a part of the course. When onsite, it means you should be present on the course, in Prague, and be able to travel to complete the course.

Where will we find our assingments and materials for the course?

We use our Course Learning Platform called Schoology for this. Each student has an account there, is able to find all the course materials, watch recordings, ask questions (you can make a post to the whole course group, or send a private message in Schoology. More about the application can be found on www.schoology.com

When should I pay?

Once you have read all the course information, understood the requirements and conditions, got to see the course schedule (https://amiprague.cz/ami-primary-3-6-assistants-course-online-schedule) , you can fill in your application, and produce a payment here: https://amiprague.cz/ac-ami-3-6/order/.

What is the time zone in the schedule for the course?

We schedule this course in CET (Central European Time Zone), Prague Time. We're located in Prague, so is our trainer. In case you're located in a different time zone, please carefully check the time difference in a place where you live, and make an informed decision if the course time fits you. We will be happy if you join us wherever you are, and we will make sure to keep you awake no matter of the time of day or night.

I have a small child/children, can he/she/they be with me while I'm studying?

We love to see children every day, every moment, and children are the reason we're organising these courses in the first place. However we want to prepare you that there will be a lot of information given during this course, and it will be vital to keep up during all the sessions of the course, and be present at least 90% of the time. We highly recommend organising a quiet and comfortable place to study, and have someone taking care of your children during the course.

What is the price of the course?

The price of the course is EUR 800. We have special offers and discounts to our returning clients, participants of Lead Montessori 2019 Conference, and groups of teachers sent from the same school.

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