Workshop and Course Schedules

Plan to Attend

a Special One-Day Workshop 

with renown Montessori Art Educator

Julie Karlonas

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Children's House Montessori School of Atascadero

3025 Monterey Road, Atascadero

$115 or $95 if paid by the September 1st

Art manual available at a pre-order discount of $65

or order online for $79.95 (includes S & H)

 Julie Karlonas has been sharing art with children and adults for more than 25 years. She holds a master’s degree in Montessori education, AMS Elementary I and II teaching credentials, and a studio degree in printmaking. She teaches The Creative Arts courses for the Montessori School of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California, The Montessori Teacher Education Center of San Francisco, and The Montessori Teacher Training Center in Shingle Springs. She is the founder of Art Work, a company committed to the research and development of art education and instructional materials for the Montessori classroom. She is also the creator of Sharing Art With Children in the Montessori Way, a comprehensive art curriculum specifically designed to be used in the Montessori classroom. Her materials and methods are being used in Montessori classrooms around the world. In addition, she lectures and conducts teacher‐training seminars throughout the United States and Canada,  and is a regular presenter for AMS.  Julie is also a working artist whose paintings, prints, and drawings have been shown throughout Northern California.

Workshop not eligible for UCSB credit.

Flyer and registration available to download below.

Contact M.W.E.I. with questions and for more information

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Classes being offered this Fall in a convenient two-weekend format!

 Schedule of Curriculum Courses

Fall 2018

San Luis Obispo County, California

To receive further information, email the Institute at:, or call (805) 927-3240. For further information on contacting the Institute see How to Contact the Institute.

Course I (ages 2-1/2 - 6)

1) Sensorial Education and Practical Life


Location:  Montessori Children's School, San Luis Obispo                                             
Saturday & Sunday, September 8th & 9th and 29th & 30th.................$450.00 EB: $400
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Required Manuals: Sensorial Education ($30) and Practical Life ($30) plus CA tax

Course Instructor: Nancy Dwyer

This workshop, or series of classes, provides demonstrations of activities that help promote the development of intelligence.  Through work with sensorial materials, children develop the ability to match and grade colors, sounds, textures, weights and shapes.  Using practical life material, children learn basic care of themselves and their environment and to be contributing members of a group. The course covers the use of these materials in activities designed to develop independence, order, coordination and concentration. 30 hours.

2) Beginning Math and Reading

Location: Montessori Children's School, San Luis Obispo
Saturday & Sunday, October 13th & 14th and November 3rd & 4th......... $450.00 EB: $400
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Required Manuals: Beginning Reading ($30) and Beginning Math ($30) plus CA tax

Course Instructor: Nancy Dwyer

This class presents the specific Montessori materials used in the development of early concrete number concepts and basic math operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as materials for helping children to learn to read. Reading will include forming letters, learning basic phonetic sounds, building words, decoding phonograms and identifying grammatical parts of speech.  30 hours.

Exciting Music Course New for 2018!

        3Music Education for Young Children


                Location: Children's House Montessori School, Atascadero
                Saturday & Sunday November 17th & 18th and December 1st & 2nd........... $450.00 EB: $400
                9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                Required Manual: Music Education for Young Children ($40) plus CA tax

                Course Instructor: Sonya Lanzen-Castellanos      

                This Music Education course is designed for educators, parents, and other adults working with young children ages 0-12. Lectures and demonstrations present core principle
                s for engaging the learner in the exploration, discovery, and development of music concepts, appreciation, and ability. A review of cognitive neuroscience research 
                includes discussion of the implications for providing essential music opportunities early in life during sensitive periods (0-6) to maximize neural pathways and potential 
                and to maintain neural plasticity later in life and thus enhance quality of life. Presentations and discussions include an overview of the developmental framework, the 
                sequence of music development and abilities, and the essential role of the informed and prepared adult to provide the conditions and opportunities necessary in order f
                or the child to develop fully. Participants will enhance their own personal and professional music development as they explore the basic components of providing
                a good music foundation for young children to include: music listening, singing, movement, making and playing musical instruments, supporting social 
                emotional intelligence through music, creative expression, social connections and community building.


  Professional-Level Credit Available 

through U.C. Santa Barbara Extension!


            University of California Santa Barbara Extension offers 3 units of post-graduate, professional-level credit for each of following                   Montessori teacher-preparation workshop being held this fall in San Luis Obispo County.  The approved course numbers are as follows:


            ED X321.-55A      Montessori Sensorial Education and Practical Life

            ED X321.86         Montessori Cultural Subjects

            ED X321.61         Music Education for Young Children


            The credit fee per course is $90.00 and is separate from the workshop fee ($450) and cost of manuals.


            UCSB Extension credit is optional and can be applied for during the course activity.  

Ready to Register?  Download the enrollment form below.

For more information, call (805) 927-3240

Watch for New Workshop coming in 2019*

The Art and Science of Understanding and Working

 Effectively with Children                                                                       

Lead Instructor: Robert Blodget, Ed.D.

*In-depth look at Montessori principles through a review of research provided by video documentation.

* Workshop format designed to facilitate home study completion.

Starting in September 2018
Primary Curriculum Series in Hammond, Louisiana
Two Weekends/Month - September through December

Sept. 08 Introduction/ Theory/Principles/Practical Life
Sept. 09 Practical Life/Sensorial

Sept. 22 Practical Life/Sensorial
Sept. 23 Practical Life/Sensorial

Oct. 13 Mathematics
Oct. 14 Mathematics

Oct. 20 Mathematics
Oct. 21 Mathematics

Nov. 03 Language
Nov. 04 Language

Nov. 17 Language
Nov. 18 Language

Dec. 01 Cultural
Dec. 02 Cultural

Dec. 15 Cultural
Dec. 16 Cultural

Jan. 12, 2019  - Quizzes and Material Presentation
January 13, 2019 – Winter Final Primary Diploma Exam

Contact Teri Bickham
Oaks Montessori School, Hammond, Louisiana

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Call MWEI to arrange workshops in other areas throughout the year.

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