Upcoming Workshops with OMA

Join us for the last workshops of the year!

Designed with educators in mind, and based on what we learned about the needs of the children during the pandemic, we have created this special selection of professional development opportunities designed exclusively for the Montessori Community.

We know you are busy and tired of spending so much time in front of the computer… that is why we have created a single registration for any and all workshops!

  • The Body’s Stress Response: Signs, Symptoms and Management (Part 1 of 2) SOLD OUT

The first section of this two-part workshop will analyze different aspects of the stress response in the human body, the consequences of prolonged toxic stress as well as the most effective evidence-based strategies to manage social and psychological stress. This first section is offered on two dates.

Presenter: Dalia Avello. MA, IMH-E

February 20th and 27th – 9:30 am to 12:30pm / $70 OMA Members | $90 Non-Members


  • Crisis De-escalation Techniques for Teachers (Part 2 of 2) SOLD OUT

The second session of this workshop will present numerous strategies to help educators connect, engage, and prevent crisis situations from occurring. Skills learned through this workshop can be used when dealing with dysregulated students, distressed or hostile parents or difficult situations with co-workers.

*To attend this course, you need to have attended “Our Body’s Stress Response: Signs, Symptoms and Management.

Presenter: Dr. Wayne Centrone

March 13th – 9:00 am to 12:00pm / $40 OMA Members | $60 Non-Members



  • Evidence Based Practice for Kids with Individual Needs in an Inclusive Setting 

Section 1: This workshop will examine the characteristics of disability and how those intersect with developmental stage and temperament. Includes frameworks to support children, executive functioning, and strategies and curriculum support.

Presenter: Jennifer Heikes EdS, NCSP

March 6th – 9:30 am to 12:30pm / $35 OMA Members | $55 Non-Members


  • Brain Based Behavior in The Classroom

Section 2: This workshop will examine both brain research and human functioning, as well as elements that affect behavior in response to different settings and use of strategies for behavior management in inclusive settings.

Presenter: Jennifer Heikes EdS, NCSP

March 20th – 9:30 am to 12:30pm / $35 OMA Members | $55 Non-Members

You can register for either or both of these sessions



  • Building on the Infant and Toddler Mental Health Foundations

Infant mental health is the key to responsive caregiving. Early childhood educators provide key support for the development of young children. Workshop will examine brain research and new trends in infant-toddler mental health. Additionally, strength-based supports for teachers and families will be explored.

Presenter: Dalia Avello, MA, IMH-E

April 20th – 4:30 to 7pm / $50 OMA Members | $70 Non-Members



  • Understanding Interventions and Therapies in a Montessori Setting

Montessori Medical Partnership for Inclusion (MMPI) is offering a fully-online workshop to support Montessori Teachers, Administrators and Special Educators in meeting the needs of their students with developmental and learning differences.

Find the full course description and register on MMPI’s website here.

3-Part Online Course: April, May & June 2021 – Each part consists of two live-online Zoom sessions on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of that month. A course orientation will be held March 27 at 6 pm and March 28 at 12 noon EDT. You may attend either one.




  • Foundation of Montessori: Inclusion in Elementary

Montessori Medical Partnership for Inclusion (MMPI)  is offering a fully-online workshop with world-renowned Pediatrician, Prof. Dr. Theodor Hellbruegge, who partnered with Mario Montessori in the 1970’s to reconnect his mother’s work with the science of developmental rehabilitation to create an inclusive Montessori education.

This course will guide Elementary Montessori teachers in building great inclusive Montessori schools. Join us to learn about implementing successful inclusive practice in Elementary classrooms at your school through this integrated, interdisciplinary system of supports: Montessori Inclusion, Montessori Medical Pedagogy and Montessori therapy.

Find the full course description and apply on MMPI’s website here

Begins with a 2-week program, August 2-13, 2021, Monday-Friday, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm ETD

Then meets monthly, September 2021 thru April 2022, on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm ETD



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