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COURSE DIRECTOR - Cordula Arana
Cordula Arana Lehrer is a primary school teacher and AMI Director of Training for the 6-12 year old child. She holds AMI diplomas for infants (San Diego/USA), children’s house (Perugia/Italy) and primary level (Bergamo/Italy).
Ms. Arana graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Pedagogical Academy of the Diocese in Linz/Austria. She studied violoncello at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz/Austria. At the University of Vienna she studied special and remedial education for several semesters. Further training in Sensory Integration, Tomatis, Gordon Communication Training and NLP broadened her educational experience.
She has now lived in Lucerne for 17 years and taught 4-6 grade at the Montessori School Lucerne in a mixed-age class until 2020. Ms Arana works internationally as a lecturer and examiner at various AMI courses. In the spring of 2017, she taught the first German-language AMI Elementary Assistant Course in Lucerne. Her mentors were Dr. Peter Gebhardt-Seele, Baiba Krumins Grazzini, Anne Dunne and Alison Awes.
Cordula is married to Hugo Arana. Making music, cooking, sports and reading enrich her private life.
“The first duty of the educator, whether dealing with the newborn or an older child, is to recognize and respect the human personality of the young being.” (Maria Montessori, The child in the Family, Chapter V)
COURSE DIRECTOR - Kyla Morenz
Kyla Morenz is an AMI Elementary Trainer from Toronto, Canada. She has a B.A. from the University of Waterloo and her M.Ed. from Loyola University in Maryland. In 2011, she obtained her TESOL certificate from the University of Toronto, Woodsworth College. She has AMI diplomas at both the 3-6 and 6-12 levels. She has taught in 6-9, 9-12, and 6-12 environments in Canada and Morocco. She has lectured on courses in North America and Europe.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
- School leaders and administrators
- All adults interested in child development
GOAL OF THE COURSE
- Become able assistants in a Montessori Elementary classroom.
- Learn about the depth of Montessori philosophy with regard to child development.
- Learn how to interact with children in the elementary classroom and with a Montessori trained teacher.
- Learn about the importance of observation and learn to observe.
- Acquire ability to support the development of the elementary child.
- Course60 hours of live online sessions and additional independent study.
- Independent studyApproximately 10 hours of independent study.
- Observation9 additional hours of obligatory observations.
- COVID-19 RestrictionsSpecific instructions on how to observe will be given during the course, taking into account the restrictions which may be imposed by Covid 19.
- 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.
- To Educate the Human Potential, The Formation of Man, Education and Peace. Other readings may be included.
- 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 essaysSubmission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.
- Observation9 hours of observation.
- Reports and NotesSubmission of observation notes and observation report.
- MaterialsSubmission of handmade materials.
- AttendanceMinimum of 90% attendance.
- Overall satisfactory participation in the courseAs evaluated by the Trainer.
- You have 12 weeks to submit all the assignments.If students do not finish their requirements for certification on time before the course finishes, they have 12 weeks to submit their missing work.
- 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 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, however: good command of written and spoken English is a prerequisite to take the course. If during the course a student faces difficulties due to insufficient level of English, they may be invited to come back to take the course later, once their English has improved.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
- 1Yes, if you have upper intermediate knowledge of written and spoken English.Does not apply to students who will use course interpretation to Czech and other languages.
- 2Yes, if you have the ability to study on an undergraduate level.The course content is very intensive.
- 3Yes, if you have a strong and positive motivation to work in the course.These are keys to success!
- 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.
DO YOU WISH TO APPLY?
I confirm that I have read and agreed to the stated above information.
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