Days & Times
Most of our small group professional development offerings are scheduled on weekday evenings or Saturdays. We also meet virtually by means of technology. Licensed educators who register for Meridian Learning workshops through Butler University may receive professional growth points to apply to license renewal, with optional graduate credit. Non-licensed individuals may also receive graduate credit. As part of our mission to make high quality programming more accessible, we occasionally offer free or alternative tuition events through our parent/teacher education partners. See our news and events page for upcoming small group events, and our membership area for information regarding professional development opportunities exclusive to Meridian Learning microschool members. Members and non-members may register for online-only events through the Register Now buttons on individual event pages. If you are interested in one-on-one or corporate training, visit our consulting page or contact us to arrange an initial complimentary phone consultation.
For Parents and Teachers
This workshop explores the foundation of the Montessori philosophy—the prepared and peaceful environment which encourages responsibility, independence and respect—and ways to successfully and practically integrate Montessori methods in non-Montessori classrooms.
Lindamood-Bell Literacy Techniques
This workshop introduces some of the Lindamood-Bell research- and sensory- based methods for reading, spelling and comprehension. This workshop can be tailored to meet the needs of parents, Montessori and non-Montessori educators.
The Calm and Compassionate Child: Mindfulness Techniques for 21st Century Children
This workshop discusses key components of a calm and compassionate classroom, including ways to successfully and practically integrate a peace curriculum and cooperative practices in a 21st setting.
A back-to-basics workshop for parents and teachers wishing to apply minimalist principles in a Montessori home, school or homeschool setting.
For Aspiring Microschool Leaders
Online class launches Summer 2017!
This three-hour online class includes accounting, marketing and administration tips for aspiring and new teacherpreneurs seeking opportunities to continue teaching while operating their own schools or programs. The class is ideal for those interested in launching or improving home-based preschools, play groups, co-ops, or parenting, tutoring, afterschool, foreign language and adult education programs. Participants will receive information enabling them to establish basic professional practices and streamline processes to ensure smoother operations.
Online class launches Summer 2017!
Interested in starting your own tiny school? This class explores the steps you must take to create a legal and financial foundation for success, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each microschool entity. Participants will leave the class with a list of concrete tasks, including a better understanding of vision, mission and focus.
For Businesses and Organizations
Montessori for Business
This workshop is ideal for businesses and organizations seeking transformative change through the application of Montessori principles. We will explore key principles of the Montessori philosophy and practical exercises which can be applied to business settings.
How We’re Exceptional
Our organization is the first in the nation to offer a micro-credential specifically for microschoolers. Additionally, we bring unique insight to educators, families and businesses seeking support and guidance through the integration of Montessori principles. Our professional relationship with institutions of higher learning and wide, experienced network enables us to offer a comprehensive introduction to many topics with optional continuing education or graduate credit. Not unlike our learning studios, our programs and our people, our professional development opportunities are one of a kind.
Is there a class, workshop or conference you wish to see offered? Contact us to arrange a conversation.