montessori elearning

The Montessori online training I completed with Montessori Consulting is the most comprehensive and informative dementia specific training I’ve completed in over 3 decades of nursing. This training should be compulsory for all staff working in the aged care environment including Facility Managers, Care Managers, Registered Nurses and care staff.

Carolyn Singh

R.N.

The Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course is one of the most powerful courses available. This training has opened my eyes to how care should be , watching the residents life being changed by giving them choice, dignity, and a real sense of purpose. There is no better way to care than the Montessori way and no one better to lead the way than the Montessori Consulting team. This course is like the book you can’t put down. Leaves you wanting more.

Helen Haynes

Montessori Change Lead, Villa Maria Catholic Homes

E-Learning Course

We are delighted to offer our e-Learning Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course. The course can be studied at your pace within the designated time-frames, whether in the workplace or at home. This e-Learning course is a valuable adjunct to the training, mentoring and support services delivered by Montessori Consulting. Organisational packages are negotiable to meet your individual needs.

The Montessori for Ageing and Dementia course is relevant to those who care for older adults and people living with dementia, whether in the community, day respite or care communities, including professional carers, volunteers and care partners.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and approaches to develop a Montessori prepared environment, enabling the person to be the best they can be.

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” 

Maria Montessori

Three options are available to start making Montessori YOUR difference and changing the lives of older people, especially those living with dementia.

 

Level 1 – $299.00

Level 1 is ideal for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles of Montessori for Ageing and Dementia and the prepared environment. There are quizzes and cases studies within the course as well as associated documents available to download. For organisations embracing the principles of Montessori, Level 1 should be completed as part of the orientation/induction program. Access to the course is for 2 weeks.

  • Completion of eLearning course
  • Certificate of Level 1 issued on completion.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the history of Montessori and the translation of the principles to ageing and dementia
  • Understand the importance of each person’s story including their strengths, skills, needs and abilities
  • Identify the connection between the environment and responsive behaviour
  • Focus on the strengths of the person in developing strategies to retain skills and provide meaningful engagement
  • Identify elements of the Prepared Environment to enable people to achieve their full potential
  • Understand your role in the prepared environment and the principles of Montessori

 

Level 2 – $499.00

Level 2 expands on Level 1, further focusing on the application of the principles of Montessori and the prepared environment through additional completion of a case study. The learner is supported through two zoom sessions and required resources are supplied. This level is ideal for care partners/ community workers wishing to develop a program specific to one person living with dementia or to develop a core of knowledge within an organisation. The learner has 4 weeks from enrollment to complete the requirements.

  • Completion of Level 1 e-Learning course within 2 weeks of enrollment and access for the 4-week duration of the course.
  • Completion of one case study for a person living with dementia
  • All documents and instructions for submission
  • Online support as required
  • 30-minute zoom session after completion of eLearning course to answer questions and discuss case study, no later than 2 weeks post enrolment
  • 30-minute session at 4 weeks to review case study
  • Certificate of Level 2 issued on completion

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the history of Montessori and the translation of the principles to ageing and dementia
  • Understand the importance of each person’s story including their strengths, skills, needs and abilities
  • Identify the connection between the environment and responsive behaviour including their role as part of the prepared environment
  • Focus on the strengths of the person in developing strategies to retain skills and provide meaningful engagement in case study
  • Prepare the environment to enable people to achieve their full potential through the completion of a case study.

Beginner Practitioner Level 3 – $799.00

Beginner Practitioner status is achieved by completing Level 3. Beginner Practitioners will have a depth of knowledge, demonstrating the skills and knowledge to apply the principles of Montessori and the prepared environment in broad ranging settings. This level is essential for those who wish to have Montessori as their core philosophy as well as team members who lead Montessori as a culture of care. The learner is supported through three zoom sessions. The learner has 6 weeks from enrolment to complete the requirements.

  • Completion of Level 1 eLearning course within 2 weeks of enrolment and access for the 6-week duration of the course
  • Completion of two case studies for people living with dementia demonstrating the application of the principles of Montessori and the prepared environment.
  • Lessons learned reflection
  • Third party/supervisor’s report
  • All documents and instructions for submission
  • Online support as required
  • 30-minute zoom session after completion of eLearning course to answer questions and discuss assignment requirements, no later than 2 weeks post enrolment
  • 30-minute zoom session at 4 weeks to further support learner in completion of assignments.
  • 60-minute zoom session at 6 weeks to review submitted assignments
  • Certificate for Level 3 Beginner Practitioner issued on completion.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the history of Montessori and the translation of the principles to ageing and dementia
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of each person’s story including their strengths, skills, needs and abilities through completion of two case studies.
  • Show knowledge of the connection between the environment and responsive behaviour; their role as part of the prepared environment through completing case studies,
  • Lessons learned refection
  • Focus on the strengths of the person in developing strategies to retain skills and provide meaningful engagement within two case studies
  • Prepare the environment to enable people to achieve their full potential through observation and evaluation within the two case studies
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to achieve Beginner Practitioner Status

 

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