AMI Primary Refresher Course: RESCHEDULED – Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st
Daily: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $400 CAD
Mathematics: Why Our Mathematics Area is the Perfect Match for the First Plane Child
In the Preface to her text Psychoarithmetic, Montessori reiterates a key aspect of our pedagogy: in our work with children, she writes, “… we have entered a path not only to learning but also of development”. In other words, learning and development are intertwined. In this Refresher Course, we will actively explore this classic Montessori discovery through the exquisite lens of the Mathematics Area – its extraordinary foundations through Indirect Preparation; its exuberant and interrelated activities; our own relationship to the Area as the children’s Guides; and the exciting opportunities for both mathematical learning and optimal development it allows us to naturally share with Conscious Workers of the First Plane. Join us for this exploration of interactive engagement and collaborative learning, building new levels of appreciation for this beautiful but often misconstrued area of the Children’s House.
Presented by Ginni Sackett – AMI Trainer, Consultant, and Examiner
Ginni Sackett is an AMI Trainer, Consultant, and Examiner at the 3-6level, with forty years of experience in Montessori education. Ginni came to Montessori education with a Bachelor Degree in History and a Master of Arts Degree in Asian Studies, then achieved the AMI 3-6Diploma in Portland Oregon USA in 1982. She worked for 12 years as a classroom teacher before taking a position as Course Assistant at Montessori Northwest in 1994, an experience which inspired her to become an AMI Trainer. She served as a 36 Director of Training at Montessori Northwest until 2017, and she served as the Director of Pedagogy at AMI from 2018–2021.