AMI 6-12 Orientation Course

October 3 – November 12, 2024


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Course Overview

The AMI 6-12 Orientation Certificate Course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the elementary aged child. It is well suited for assistants, administrators, parents, caregivers, and those interested in supporting the elementary-aged child.


Blended Course Format

  • 6 hours in-person retreat
  • 27 hours online synchronous
  • 27 hours independent study
  • Asynchronous work requires approximately 9 additional hours each week for the duration of the course.


Dates: October 3 – November 12, 2024

  • Online Synchronous sessions will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 pm ET on the following dates:
    • Week One: October 3
    • Week Two: October 8 & 10
    • Week Three: October 15 & 17
    • Week Four: October 22 & 24
    • Week Five: October 29
    • Week Six: November 5 & 7
    • Week Seven: November 12

Location and Technical Requirements

  • Location for the in-person retreat will be at the Foundation for Montessori Education
  • Materials and course work, as well as course communication, will be delivered using Google Classroom
  • Asynchronous work must be completed on time to maintain attendance.
  • The course requires access to the internet, a general ability to use computers and a willingness to use and learn Zoom and the Google Classroom platform.
  • Students will arrange their own observation experience with approval from the trainer.

Course Work

The course work consists of lectures, participation in discussion groups, submission of 3 reflection papers (500 words), 9 hours of observation, submission of synthesized observation reports, 90% attendance for in-person online sessions, 100% participation in asynchronous activities.

Course Fee

The course fee is $910.00 Canadian

Course Lecture Topics

  • The Story of Dr. Montessori
  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • The Four Planes of Development
  • The Mind of the Elementary Child
  • Human Needs and Tendencies
  • Cosmic Education
  • Observation
  • Social and Moral Development
  • Work of the Hands
  • Storytelling and Reading with Children
  • How to write a story


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Required Reading

To be provided.