AMI Refresher Courses

Refresh your Montessori knowledge

These advanced courses are an opportunity to refresh and revive your Montessori training and to connect with fellow Montessorians. The AMI Refreshers are on a different topic each time but always focus on key elements of the Montessori approach.

AMI Refresher courses are open to those who hold a Montessori Diploma (see each course for details).

What Students Say:
“Highly recommended. So professional.”
“It brought a fresh layer to my Montessori knowledge and practice. A pleasure to learn and further appreciate Montessori’s genius. I was buzzing with ideas/plans after each session.”
“I learned new ideas to work with children and shared experiences.”
“Excellent – format is perfect would not change anything.”
“Very inspiring to meet fellow Montessorians from all over the globe.”

AMI Refresher 6-12: Stories Hide Everywhere – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February 2023

This year’s AMI 6-12 Refresher will look at “creative non-fiction” writing, showing how children can be inspired to write poetry and prose and transform facts into stories.

We have many aids to the imagination in our presentations, but the imagination needs a creative outlet.  We want the children to find their author’s voice, and creative non-fiction writing helps the children break away from copying from sources and express their knowledge in their own personal way.

On the course you will:

  • Discover how to spark children’s creative writing from your presentations and a variety of sources
  • Look at our Geography, History, Biology, Maths, and Geometry albums to identify opportunities in our presentations that will aid children in creative non-fiction writing
  • Discover ways children can use non-fiction sources to find facts and transform these facts to story
  • Have the opportunity to do lots of writing yourself – if adults can show children their own authentic writing process, it is more likely that children will utilise those same strategies

Trainer – Carla Foster
The course will be delivered by Carla Foster, who is Program Director for Elementary Studies at the University of Southeast Norway in Vestfold. Carla holds AMI Diplomas at the 3-6 and 6-12 level and has been an AMI Elementary trainer since 2011. She has worked with children at the 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 levels in both private and public Montessori schools.

We hope you can join us for this useful and creative course which will also be an opportunity to meet with old and new Montessori friends.

Dates and Times: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February 9am-5pm (Registration 8:45am)
Venue: Maria Montessori Institute, 41 Riding House Street, London W1W 7BE
Early bird fee: £100 – until 16th December 2022
Standard fee: £115 – from 17th December 2022

This course is open to all Montessori 6-12 diploma holders. AMI Diploma graduates will receive an AMI Refresher certificate and other students will receive an AMI Certificate of Attendance. To be awarded either certificate you must attend all sessions.

Details Price Qty
Early Bird (available until 16th December) £100.00 (GBP)  
Standard Fee £115.00 (GBP)   Goes On Sale
17th December 2022

Keep me up-to-date on future AMI Refresher 6-12 courses. We will be in touch when new dates are announced.

AMI Refresher 3-6

Our 2023 AMI Refresher 3-6 will take place on the 17th and 18th November 2023.

Keep me up-to-date on future AMI Refresher 3-6 courses.