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Professional Development

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)

National Level

Arizona

Califorina

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Texas

Washington D.C.

International Level

Canada

Mexico

Italy (45 employees sent for study tours)

Singapore

Sweden