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WORKSHOP

for elementary teachers

TIMELINE OF LIFE

The Secret to My Success: Stories of Adaptation

with Carla Foster and Kyla Morenz

PART 1

September 30, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CEST (GMT+2)

PART 2

October 1, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CEST (GMT+2)

PART 1

September 30, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CEST (GMT+2)

PART 2

October 1, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CEST (GMT+2)

We look forward to seeing you at the event, which takes place in:

WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP ABOUT?

The theme of the first day will be "The Secret to my Success: stories of adaptation" within the context of the Timeline of Life. During this day, we will focus on different stories tailored for lower elementary students, which will help them with “evolutionary readiness” and developing a basic understanding of habitat and adaptation. For upper elementary students, we will delve into narratives that connect the timeline of life with current knowledge about the Pre-Cambrian time and the Tree of Life.

Our exploration will further encompass specific adaptations that are crucial for survival in diverse environments, such as life in the sea, on land, and the transformative journey of animals transitioning from terrestrial to aquatic lifestyles. Additionally, we will closely examine the timeline of plants and their evolutionary processes.

Throughout the day, we will engage in a variety of activities, including sharing songs, stories, poetry, and conducting simple writing exercises. These activities are designed to equip you with versatile approaches to incorporate the Timeline of Life into different stages of a child's educational journey in elementary school.

On the second day we will continue this work and then work on creating story and text material that you can use to elaborate on the various time periods and the creatures that populated the earth during some of the periods of time that the children may have a harder time finding non-fiction writing about.

LANGUAGE

  • English
  • Interpretation: Czech

BLENDED FORMAT

  • You can choose your preferred option
    1) Online on Zoom; 2) Onsite in Prague
  • Certificate of attendance issued by Montessori Institute Prague

RECORDINGS

  • In English, Czech
  • Available until December 31, 2023

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” 

H. G. Wells

WHAT DO WE FOCUS ON?

  • Stories for lower elementary students
    Evolutionary readiness refers to the ability of living beings to adapt to their environment over time. It includes biological, behavioral, and cognitive traits that enhance survival and reproduction. During the workshop, we will explore stories designed for lower elementary students, which will help them with “evolutionary readiness” and basic understanding about habitat and adaptation.
  • Stories for upper elementary students
    We will connect the timeline of life with what is now known about the Pre-Cambrian period and the Tree of Life.
  • Specific Adaptations
    We will explore the specific adaptations that are necessary for life in the sea, life on land, and life for animals leaving from a terrestrial to an aquatic lifestyle.
  • Practical applications
    We will share songs, stories, poetry and simple writing exercises to help you be able to use the Timeline of Life in different ways at every stage on the child’s journey in the elementary. We will work on creating story and text material that you can use to elaborate on the various time periods and the creatures that populated the earth during some of the periods of time that the children may have a harder time finding non-fiction writing about.

WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?

  • Tireless Montessori elementary (6-12) teachers
  • Montessori advocates and enthusiasts
    Interested in Elementary.

RECORDINGS

Recordings FOR INDIVIDUALS
97 EUR
per person
✔ RECORDINGS in English, Czech
✔ Access to recordings until December 31, 2023
✔ For personal use

WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?

  • Tireless Montessori elementary (6-12) teachers
  • Montessori advocates and enthusiasts
    Interested in Elementary.

TICKETS

ONLINE attendance on Zoom
97 EUR
per person
✔ ONLINE attendance on Zoom
✔ Morning sessions with lectures and presentations
✔ Afternoon individual homework
✔ RECORDINGS in English, Czech
✔ Access to recordings until December 31, 2023
✔ Two half-days with trainers
✔ Certificate of attendance of the workshop

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING AFTER A WORK

WITH CARLA AND KYLA?

"When I saw who would be my trainers, I was delighted. The training was the hardest, but also one of the most amazing and soul-changing experiences of my life so far."
Guna Petermane6-12 diploma course
"I have been blessed by her much reading, deep insight and wonderful ways of presentation. Her smile too is infectious."
student6-12 assistant course
"I would love to listen to you, learn from you again and again."
student6-12 assistant course
"Gracia. Thank you for the opportunity and for gracing the entire universe with the knowledge you have when it comes to education."
Felix6-12 assistant course
"She is a walking set of albums. Her mind is really quite wonderful to watch in action."
Carrie Leigh6-12 diploma course

Carla and Kyla will lead a diploma course for teachers of children aged 6-12 in Prague from spring 2024.

Carla Foster is an AMI Elementary Trainer originally from California but has been living in Norway since 1995. Carla has AMI 3-6 and 6-12 diplomas from MMI in London and the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee. She has worked with children at levels 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12, working in both private and public Montessori schools. She has been an elementary trainer since 2011.

Kyla Morenz is an AMI Elementary Trainer from Toronto, Canada. 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. Kyla is also currently part of the expert team in Bilingual Montessori Erasmus project run by Montessori Institute Prague.

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