Annual Treasure Valley Montessori Conference
We strive to provide outstanding Montessori workshops that are informative, innovative and up to date with the most current research. We also strive to make the workshops applicable in the daily Montessori classroom.
The Treasure Valley Montessori Conference is sponsored by local schools that want to reach out to the community. These schools share the following goals:
- To provide opportunities for the community to learn more about Montessori education
- To offer professional resources to Montessori and early childhood educators
- To expose parents to Montessori philosophy
- To help unify Montessori schools in the Northwest and learn from each other
In addition to this conference providing excellent information for your work in the classroom, your attendance will count towards most city licensing requirements. The conference offers Boise State University (BSU) Professional credits and/or could be used towards Idaho STARS hours.
For any questions please email, Amanda Neill or call her at Montessori Academy (208) 939-6333
Thank you for your interest in the Treasure Valley Montessori Conference.
We have so enjoyed the past 12 years. What started as an in-service for our own staff, has evolved into a wonderful Montessori community outreach involving 5 states! We have really enjoyed working alongside people from other schools and learning more about Montessori through those interactions. We also have enjoyed watching Montessori grow in the Treasure Valley and beyond.
As we look to the fall of 2014, our schools, Montessori Academy and Parkcenter Montessori, feel the two days in October would be best served for some "in-house" in-service and re-accreditation planning time. For this reason we are going to take a one year hiatus from the Montessori Conference for 2014 and come back in 2015. We realize that many of you count on these days for some great professional development for your staff. We encourage you to perhaps use the days for some "in-house" planning as well.
We welcome your continued ideas about how to make the conference better and speakers we could potentially bring to Boise in the coming years. We appreciate and take into consideration all of your ideas and suggestions.
If you are looking for additional resources this year, may I suggest checking out the Utah Montessori Council conferences held in September or January utahmontessori.org. Another great option would be to get in touch with Anita with Caspari Montessori. She is local and a great resource. In addition, there is usually a Montessori conference in Portland during the summer, check out this website for more information, http://montessoricongress.org. If you need other ideas for people who might facilitate some staff training, please feel free to contact us. If you have any other questions please contact Amanda Neill at (208)939-6333 or email@example.com.
Thank you again for you continued support, see you in 2015!
Each day our lunch break will be from 12pm-1pm. We are pleased and excited to be offering a delicious healthy lunch from Open Table, www.opentableboise.com. Please let us know if you have dietary concerns, we will try our best to accomodate.
Each year we are pleased to welcome local and national vendors to our conference. If you are a vendor interested in having a table at our conference please contact Amanda Neill, (208) 939-6333.
A $25 cancellation fee will be taken out of your refund check. Please direct all questions and refund requests to Amanda Neill, (208) 939-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A resource for Preparing the Child’s Environment!
A fun toy shop next to the best ice cream shop in town!
A great independent local bookstore, with new ideas arriving daily!
Music Together of Treasure Valley will have available a wide variety of musical instruments perfect for use in the classroom. They will also provide information and a sneak peek of the materials used in the Montessori compatible core curriculum music program.
Science materials for elementary and middle school classrooms by Priscilla Spears, Ph.D.
Our conference is held annually, in addition to our Annual Montessori Conference we are pleased to inform you that the Utah Montessori Council hosts workshops and conferences throughout the year that you may be interested in attending.
For more information about the Utah Montessori Council or these workshops please contact Duna Strachan at email@example.com or check out their website, www.utahmontessori.org.