Inspirational Montessori Weekend: Movement as a key to development and an expression of life

Participate in the upcoming Inspirational Montessori Weekend to deepen your understanding of the movement from a developmental perspective.

Man’s movements must be coordinated with the center – with the brain. Not only are thought and action two parts of the same occurrence, but it is through movement that the higher life expresses itself. To suppose otherwise is to make of man’s body a mass of muscles without a brain.” 

Dr Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, Chapter 13 

The event will be very useful to:

  • Teachers – toddlers (birth-3 years), preschool (3-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), secondary (12-18 years)
  • Directors of schools and kindergartens
  • Physical Education and Sports teachers
  • Sports coaches
  • Psychologists and speech therapists
  • Parents

Participants are not required to have previous Montessori training. 

Guest Speakers
  • More information is expected soon.

More information is expected soon.

Topics

In exciting discussions and hands-on sessions, we will explore movement as:

  • a sensitive period mediating the child’s development up to 6 years.
  • a human tendency that aids adaptation.
  • work – characteristic of human beings to create super-nature.
  • action – living grammar and tenses; the verb takes what it needs.
  • physical self-expression – physical education and sports, contemplation, attention.
  • global thinking – interconnectedness, human civilisations, migration and change as part of life.
  • economic activity – people living in different climate zones, import-export.
Program

Friday, 19 April:

Opening: 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, 20 April

Presentations and Discussions: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch: 12:30 – 13:30 pm

Workshops and Seminars: 11:30 – 6:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, 21 April

Presentations and Discussions: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Event and Montessori Sports

The event provides a unique opportunity to start AMI international training Montessori Sports. Event participants will have the first live session from this certified course, then continue their learning through video lessons, observational tasks and practice so that they gain basic knowledge on how to integrate sports into a Montessori environment at all levels:

  • understanding the relationship between sports and Montessori education at all levels of development.
  • knowledge of how sport will contribute to overall child development at all levels of development.
  • acquired basic sports skills with which to introduce children, prepare a Montessori sports environment, navigate Montessori sports seasons and conduct observations of children during sports sessions.

Event participants enjoy a 10% discount on the registration fee for the Montessori Sports course. Learn more here.

Why you won’t want to miss this Inspirational Montessori Weekend:
  • Expand your knowledge of movement, how to integrate sports into learning and Montessori education.
  • Collect, share and exchange experiences and ideas.
  • Get inspired by AMI trainers all weekend long.
  • Start your internationally certified AMI course Montessori Sports.
  • Benefit from a high-quality program with attention to all age groups.
  • A 15% discount and free shipping are offered on all orders of Montessori materials placed over the weekend.
Participate as a presenter and contribute to the program

Montessori Society Bulgaria is pleased to invite all specialists to participate in the program and share best practices. We invite the wider education community to submit abstracts on the proposed themes of the event and present their work in an exhibition. You can submit your proposal for participation in the program until March 18, 2024.

How do I participate?
Please send a proposal to participate in the program with a presentation of best practices from their work with children between 0 and 18 years old.
Proposals should be on the topic of physical self-expression for one of the ages:

  • 0 – 3 years
  • 3 – 6 years
  • 6 – 12 years
  • 12 – 18 years

Format of participation with a contribution to the program:

  • Brochure
  • Project
  • Video
  • PowerPoint presentation

How to submit your proposal?
1. The proposal title is limited to 20 words and must be submitted in both lowercase and uppercase letters. The title is a brief description of the best practice you propose to present.
2. The proposal description is limited to 300 words and should not include images, diagrams or tables.
3. The description must be written in the following format:

Introduction
State the purpose and context of the presentation. Summarise what will be presented and how it relates to the theme of the event “Movement as a key to development and an expression of life”.

Content
Make a bulleted list detailing the content and how you will present it – brochure, project, video or presentation.

Goals
State two or three key goals for sharing your best practice.

Bibliography
List any relevant books or articles related to the presentation.

Online presence
Include links to previous presentations, work or personal experience.

Other relevant information
Include any other relevant details.

What are the criteria for accepting an offer to participate in the program?

1. The event aims to provide a space for discussion and inspiration, and all interested participants are encouraged to submit proposals.

2. Proposals for participation will be selected based on their relevance to the theme and the connected topics, taking into account the overall program of the event.

3. Presentation proposals will be reviewed based on their relevance to our event.

Important:

  • Authors of all proposals will be notified by email of their acceptance or non-acceptance of proposals by March 31, 2024.
  • Accepted proposals will be published. For each accepted proposal to be presented at the event, submission of the author’s name, photograph, and brief professional biography will be required. Information about all good practices presented during the event will be listed on the Montessori Community Bulgaria website and social media.
  • Authors of accepted proposals agree to their data being sent and stored under the MOB’s Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. No reward is paid for presenting good practice.
  • Authors of accepted proposals must register for Inspiring Montessori Weekend and pay the early registration fee for the event by April 10, 2024. Authors of accepted presentations agree to bear the costs of travel, accommodation, meals and any printing, postage or other costs associated with their presentation.

 Inquiries about the abstract submission process may be made via office@imontessori.bg.

Register now

The price for this weekend is only 100 euro. A dinner on Friday, a lunch and dinner on Saturday and all the refreshments throughout the entire weekend are included in the price.

Early bird registration by 1st of March

1. Non-Members, Early bird: 200 BGN

2. Individual Members, Early bird: 150 BGN

3. School Membership, Lead Person, Early bird: 150 BGN

Add up to 5 staff members as guests at 110 BGN/participant.

Registration from 1 March to 10 April

4. Non-Members: 300 BGN

5. Individual Members: 200 BGN

6. School Membership, Lead Person: 200 BGN

Add up to 5 staff members as guests at 150 BGN/participant.

Registration

When

19 April 2024

until

21 April 2024

Where

Montessori Society Bulgaria

6 Bolgrad Str., Sofia 1421, Bulgaria

Organizer

Montessori Society Bulgaria

Registration fee

150

300

BGN

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