January 9, 2016

Cartwright Center, UW- La Crosse

UW-La Crosse offers 1 GRAD credit

Conference theme: Surrounding Ourselves with Montessori Excellence

Featured speaker:

Picture of Michael DorerMichael Dorer is an internationally trained Montessori educator, specializing in Montessori curriculum and materials, and Montessori teacher education. He has worked with children from toddlers to middle schoolers in Montessori education beginning in 1969, and also with adults in Montessori teacher education since 1978. Michael is a frequent speaker, workshop presenter, and consultant to Montessori schools.

Michael's educational background includes a doctorate in Instructional Leadership, and Montessori credentials from both the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori Internationale. Michael wrote the charter for the nationís first Montessori charter school.

Michael has written and published the following Montessori album textbooks: SIZES: Montessori Geometry for Elementary II, SHAPES: Montessori Geometry for Elementary I, NUMBERS: Montessori Arithmetic for Early Childhood and Elementary I, CALCULATION: Montessori Arithmetic for Elementary II, TIME: Montessori History for Elementary I, EARTH: Montessori Geography for Elementary I, and co-authored (with Rose M. Dorer) WORDS: Montessori Language for Elementary I.

Michaelís latest writing project is The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom. Michael is retired as Director of the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. Michael founded (Founding Director) the Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT.

Keynote session:

  • Lasting Learning: Setting our Goals for Excellence

Planned sessions cover:


Children's House

Lower Elementary

Upper Elementary

Early Adolescence




Who should attend:

  • Montessori educators and administrators
  • Public school educators and administrators
  • Private school educators and administrators
  • Parents

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, ABC 6 NEWS interview with Laura Rasmussen and six middle school students traveling to China. http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/S3600586.shtml?cat=10151

An inspiring article from Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. He credits four things to his success, one of them being his Montessori education!