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Primary Seminar

The Seminar Format of the Training of Trainers Program at the Primary level comprises of the following:

    • Attendance at all six seminars (see below for specific dates) is mandatory.
    • The seminars are led by AMI Trainers from around the globe.
    • Faculty staff will be on site.
    • Accommodation will be arranged.
    • Group lectures and discussions are in the English language [translator participator allowed].
    • Submission and acceptance of written assignments is required.
    • Course Cycle 1: full-time attendance on a full course cycle, sitting through the lectures/presentations and gaining experience of the practical aspects of the course.
    • Course Cycle 2: full-time attendance on a complete course cycle, under the guidance of the same Director of Training as for Course Cycle 1, lecturing to the students under supervision and continuing to gain experience of the practical aspects of the course.

Satisfactory completion of all six seminars, course cycles 1 & 2, and acceptance of the written assignments entitles the trainer-in-training to Auxiliary Trainer status.

The final phase of training consists of independent work on the part of the trainer-in-training on research papers. Successful completion of this phase leads to AMI Trainer status.

Primary Seminar Dates
1st seminar: December 2 – 13, 2013
2nd seminar: May 12 – 23, 2014
3rd seminar: December 1 – 12, 2014
4th seminar: May 11 – 22, 2015
5th seminar: November 30 – December 11, 2015
6th seminar: May 10 – 21, 2016

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for the seminars is Euro 5,000, payable in installments (with scholarships available to participants from the group of South Asian countries; queries to be addressed here) No tuition fees are required for Course Cycles 1 & 2.

Additional Costs
In addition to the tuition fee, the trainer-in-training is responsible for his/her own costs incurred for travel, accommodation, meals, day-to-day living expenses, books and study materials for the series of seminars as well as for Course Cycles 1 & 2.

Venue
The Primary seminars will be held in Hyderabad, India.

Eligibility
Prospective candidates are required to have:

        • An AMI Primary (3-6) diploma
        • A minimum of five years experience, three of which are consecutive, teaching a class of children aged between three and six years in an environment where the Montessori principles and practice are fully implemented
        • A classroom observation visit — to be arranged by the Training Group
        • A college or university degree, with supporting documentation

Participation in the seminars fulfills the requirement of the year away, and as such the seminars are also open to trainers-in-training on the regular Training of Trainers Program.

Contingency Clause
In the event that the trainer-in-training would miss one or more seminars, regardless of the circumstances, it would be necessary that they complete their training on the regular Training of Trainers Program in order to become an AMI trainer.

Making an Application
If you are interested in making an application, the first step is to send your curriculum vitae to the Training Group at AMI

Elementary Seminar

The Seminar Format of the Training of Trainers Program at the Elementary levels comprises of the following:

      • Attendance at all six seminars (see below for specific dates) is mandatory
      • The seminars are led by AMI Trainers from around the globe.
      • Faculty staff will be on site.
      • Accommodation will be arranged.
      • Submission and acceptance of written assignments is required.
      • Course Cycle 1: full-time attendance on a complete course cycle, sitting through the lectures/presentations and gaining experience of the practical aspects of the course
      • Course Cycle 2: full-time attendance on a complete course cycle, under the guidance of the same Director of Training as for Course Cycle 1, lecturing to the students under supervision and continuing to gain experience of the practical aspects of the course

Satisfactory completion of all six seminars, course cycles 1 & 2, and acceptance of the written assignments entitles the trainer-in-training to Auxiliary Trainer status.

The final phase of training consists of independent work on the part of the trainer-in-training on research papers. Successful completion of this phase leads to AMI Trainer status.

Elementary Seminar Dates
1st seminar: October 7 – 18, 2013
2nd seminar: March 24 – April 4, 2014
3rd seminar: October 20 – 31, 2014
4th seminar: March 2 – 13, 2015
5th seminar: October 5 – 16, 2015
6th seminar: February 29 – March 12, 2016

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for the seminars is Euro 5,000, payable in installments. No tuition fees are required for Course Cycles 1 & 2.

Additional Costs
In addition to the tuition fee, the trainer-in-training is responsible for his/her own costs incurred for travel, accommodation, meals, day-to-day living expenses, books and study materials for the series of seminars as well as for Course Cycles 1 & 2.

Venue
The Elementary seminars in 2013, 2014 and 2015 will be held at the Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola University, Baltimore. The final seminar will be held at the AMI premises in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Eligibility
Prospective candidates are required to have:

        • An AMI Elementary diploma
        • An AMI Primary diploma *
        • A minimum of five years of teaching experience, comprised of work in both lower (6-­‐ 9) and upper (9-­‐12) elementary environments (or in a 6-­‐12 environment) where the Montessori principles and practice are fully implemented. Three of those five years must be consecutive (in one class) at one or other level.
        • A classroom observation visit — to be arranged by the Training Group
        • A college or university degree, with supporting documentation

* A tuition-­‐free place on an AMI Primary course can be offered to a candidate for the Seminar Format at the Elementary level who has already been through the application process and been provisionally accepted for training.

Participation in the seminars fulfills the requirement of the year away, and as such the seminars are also open to trainers-in-training on the regular Training of Trainers Program.

Contingency Clause
In the event that the trainer-in-training would miss one or more seminars, regardless of the circumstances, it would be necessary that they complete their training on the regular Training of Trainers Program in order to become an AMI trainer.

Making an Application
If you are interested in making an application, the first step is to send your curriculum vitae to the Training Group at AMI