HERE - Oregon Montessori Association

Spring Symposium with
Teacher Tom Hobson
April 4th, 2015
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Heart and Hand Montessori Teacher Education Program
presents Creative Expression as a Pathway to Peace; a day of exploring
cultural stories as a way of taking other people’s perspectives
featuring keynote address, Democratic Education and break out
session Speaking With Children So That They Can Learn with 'Teacher
Tom' Hobson.
Tom is a preschool teacher, writer, speaker, artist and the author of "A
Parent's Guide To Seattle". For the past 14 years, he has been the only
employee of the Woodland Park Cooperative preschools. He writes,
'The children come to me as 2-year-olds in diapers and leave as
"sophisticated" 5-year-olds ready for kindergarten. The cooperative
preschool model allows me to work very closely with families in a true
community setting. I intend to teach at Woodland Park for the rest of
my life. I love the kids and I love the families. It's an incredibly
rewarding job.'
When: April 4th, 2015
The Role of Personal Culture in Working with
Children with Ingrid Anderson, PhD
Where: Mercy Corps Building 25 SW Ankeny,
Portland Or.
Description: Personal culture, our values, attitudes,and beliefs all impact
who we are in the lives of young children. This interactive workshop
focused on how we engage in meaningful and authentic ways with
children and their families. Through discussions, peace games, and
communication protocols, revisit your own anti bias stance in supporting
children and families while examining our perspectives which shape our
cultural identity and practice.
Set Two Pending
Creative Conflict Resolution with Nomadic Theater
An interactive workshop integrating movement, reflection and
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. talk is 9 - 3 p.m.
Other: Cost is $115 with discounts for not for
profit or bulk (5 or more) attendees.
Please call for special pricing
Continental breakfast, coffee, and lunch
included in registration. 5.5 hours CKC
Register on our website