MacDonald Montessori School values the professional development of its teachers. It is important to us that our teachers are engaged, thinking, and growing through out their journey as educators.
MacDonald Montessori School provides a variety of professional development opportunities for its employees. National and international conferences and workshops, benefits towards continuing education in our field, and multiple full staff meetings throughout the year. The many opportunities offered to our teachers gives them the chance to be continuously learning, encourages them to stay interested, and opens our school up to new possibilities, strategies, and knowledge making our school a more professional learning community.
Our on-going study of the Reggio Emilia Approach was supported by The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibit Saint Paul, Minnesota, March-October 2004
Opening our school to study groups and conferences in which we share our work
Yearly consulting visits with Amelia Gabmetti
Sharing our work at the local and national level to continue our on-going research
Study weeks in Reggio Emilia
Professional development map highlight the investment in professional development internally in the school, at the local level, national level (NAREA), International level (International Reggio Network)
Italy (45 employees sent for study tours)