AMI 6-12 Orientation Course


Course Overview

The AMI 6-12 Orientation Certificate Course is designed to provide participants with a functional understanding of the Montessori philosophy. It is well suited for assistants, administrators, parents, caregivers, and anyone interested in supporting the elementary-aged child. All are welcome!

Course Schedule Anticipated For Summer 2023

FME is excited to host our first 6 – 12 Orientation Course in a blended format

Dates to be determined

  • Course details to be revealed upon confirmation of dates

Location and Technical Requirements:

  • In-person sessions will be held at the Foundation for Montessori Education, 2100 Bloor Street W, Unit 13, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1M7
  • Asynchronous materials and course work, as well as course communication, will be delivered using Google Classroom
  • The course requires access to the internet, a general ability to use computers and a willingness to learn GoogleMeets and Google Classroom platforms
  • Students will arrange their own observation experience with approval from the trainer

Course Work

Course work consists of lectures, discussions, and the submission of 3 reflection papers (500 words), 9 hours of observation, and the submission of synthesized observation reports. An AMI Elementary Orientation Course Certificate will be issued, based on 90% attendance for in-person sessions, and 100% participation in asynchronous activities.

Course Fee

The course fee is $910.00 CAD.

The course will run with a minimum of 15 people. To ensure a place in the course, please submit the registration form and fees as soon as possible.

Course Lecture Topics:

  • The Practice Society and Going Out
  • The Role of the Guide
  • The Prepared Environment: Physical Environment, Social Environment, Psychological Environment
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Preparation of the Adult: Intellectual, Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual
  • A Practical Guide to Observation
  • Additional Practical Activities: Rhythm, Singing, Tools of Responsibility, Storytelling, Handwork
  • The Story of Dr. Montessori
  • Montessori’s Theory of Human Development
  • The Plan for the Elementary Child (The theory in practice)
  • Cosmic Education
  • Pedagogical Techniques – Imagination
  • Pedagogical Techniques – Storytelling
  • Pedagogical Techniques – Key Lessons

Required Reading

To be provided.