Workshops and Lectures
Parent Education
Please see the schedule of seminars for the 2018/19 school year.
The final schedule will be available in July.
Workshops and Lectures
Parent Education
Please see the schedule of seminars for the 2018/19 school year.
The final schedule will be available in July.
November, 17th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Home Environment for 1,5 to 3 children. Part 2

The second part of Svetlana Makeeva's seminar will cover three topics:

- The Developmental crises: what they are and how they are related to the development of independence;
- Practical Life exercises in school and at home: this part of the seminar is about what the exercises of Practical Life are and how they help a child to develop (develop intelligence, memory, speech, self-confidence, coordination of movements and communication skills); what can you do at home and how these activities can be organized (for example, taking care of plants or cooking, baking); Svetlana will share simple recipes and experiences from class and home.
- "I dress myself": you will learn how to help a child learn to dress himself; how to organize a house so that the child develops this skill; for which it is necessary at this age (from 1 to 2,5).

November, 21st
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Father's Role in the Life of a Newborn

The seminar will cover the tasks of a father during each period described below:

1. Before birth: taking care of mother. A happy mother is a happy child; creating the right prepared, appropriate home environment; attending training courses on childbirth.

2. After birth: seeing the baby as soon as possible, because there is a sensitive period of paternity.

3. Symbiotic period - what is it? The tasks of the father during this period are: to be a protective barrier for the family so that the mother can establish a special relationship with the child; father becomes in charge of older children (if the family has older children).

4. 6 months+: the father can establish the right balance of love between mother and child; teach / convey the cultural values of the family, hobbies, traditions; it is desirable to participate in the education of the child, since the relationship between the child's academic progress in school and the active participation of the father in the educational process has been scientifically proven; it also demonstrates the male pattern of behaviour and helps to shape the child's sexual identity.

The seminar will be held by Irina Moiseykina.
December, 1st
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Understanding Cosmic Education
only for new families

What are the nature and origins of linear curriculum used in a traditional education with the nature and origins of nonlinear approach to learning, which implemented in Montessori method?

What is the structure of the Cosmic Education program? Great lessons, key lessons, presentations, follow-ups and projects – how all of these create a learning environment that foster curiosity, independence and intelligence?

The purpose of this seminar is to answer to all of these questions, to supply you with a "big picture" of Cosmic Education, and to share with you a glimpse of the learning experience in the Montessori elementary environment.

The seminar will be held by Yulia Belotskaya and Dmitry Ostrovsky.
December, 8th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Language Development, Art and Music

At this seminar you will learn:

- How language develops in children under 3 years old
- What factors influence the development of language
- Foreign language in this age - is it good or bad
- How to help a child in development of language
- How to choose books?
- Should we teach drawing to a child?
- Hallmarks of drawing of a child under 5 years old;
- Musical development

The seminar will be held by Svetlana Makeeva.
January, 26th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 1

To be clear, concise and understandable is the important task of adult with children. Unfortunately, our language in communicational process with a child often is saturated with too many questions, exclamations, instructions and other not very useful for understanding each other things. It was made in past time and we unconsciously continue this tradition today.

At the training, we will make an attempt to move away from the tradition and bring to their practice communication with children in different models:

• We will be in the role-playing game to master the techniques of effective attention and support.

• Learn the technique of direct instruction.

• investigate our own position in the interaction with the child.

• Follow our own borders, where they go, how we hold them.

• Pay attention to matching a voice message and posture, gesture, glance, that accompany it.

February, 7th
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
From Birth: Father's Role in a child's life

information being updated
February, 16th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 2

On the second part we will discuss the successes and difficulties, perform the analysis and consolidate our skills.
A good result of the training will be:

- Firm, clear messages to a child - avoiding unnecessary verbal messages, which are often "clog up" communication.
- The adequacy of the context of the message, what's going on.
- The congruence (match) of speech and body language.
- Awareness of our borders when dealing with a child.

March, 16th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Math: From Toddler through Elementary

The workshop will be something like Silent Journey and Discovery and will show the whole concept of learning math starting from Toddler Program and finishing in Elementary.