Fall Workshop 2023

  • Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Registrations Open: 8:30 a.m.
  • How: Live in-person presentation
  • Workshop A.M. Session: Madonna University – Franciscan Center - Suchyta Hall, 36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, MI 48150
  • P.M. Tour: Children's Place Montessori, 32175 Folsom Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
  • Speaker: Laura Saylor, Ph.D.
  • Questions?: Email Kathy Smoko

Michigan Montessori Society Workshop

Saturday, November 4, 2023
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Registrations Open

Presenter: Laura Saylor, Ph.D.
Montessori and the Science of Reading

Live In-Person Presentation

Workshop Location:

A.M. Session: Madonna University – Franciscan Center - Suchyta Hall (36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, MI 48150)
P.M. Tour: Children's Place Montessori (32175 Folsom Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336)


Members and Adult Learners: $60
Non-Members: $75
Affiliate Schools: $60 (unlimited number of attendees each at $60/attendee)
Member Schools: $60 (receive one registration at the member price of $60)


There is no food service available on-site. Food can be purchased at local eateries or fast-food establishments in the area.


About the Workshop

Montessori and the Science of Reading

Teaching pre-literacy skills and reading successfully requires deep knowledge of how children learn to read as well as the strategies that are most impactful when teaching the many skills involved with reading. This workshop aligns Montessori didactic materials and pedagogy with current research on reading development. Participants will learn how the Montessori method is aligned with the Science of Reading in that they are both scientifically based and contain methods that follow a logical, systematic, and explicit progression of teaching and learning.

Speaker Bio

Laura Saylor, Ph.D.

Laura Saylor is the dean of The School of Education at Mount St. Joseph University. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from The University of Cincinnati and her M.Ed. from Xavier University. Her 30 years of experience include teaching and serving as the Head of a Montessori school. Laura is a frequent presenter at national conferences. Her research foci include the intersection of cognitive science and Montessori. She coauthored Powerful Literacy in the Montessori Classroom.