Spring Workshop 2023

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Registrations Open: 8:30 a.m.
  • How: Live in-person presentation
  • Workshop Location: Gerisch Middle School, 12601 McCann Ave, Southgate, MI 48195
  • Tour Location: Montessori Center of Downriver, 15575 Northline Rd, Southgate MI 48195
  • Speaker: Shannon Tyrybon
  • Questions?: Email Kathy Smoko

Michigan Montessori Society Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2023
9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Registrations Open

Presenter: Shannon Tyrybon
Spring, a time to reflect and renew

Workshop Location: Gerisch Middle School, 12601 McCann Ave, Southgate, MI 48195
Tour Location: Montessori Center of Downriver, 15575 Northline Rd, Southgate MI 48195

Members and Adult Learners: $50
Non-Members: $60
Affiliate Schools: $50 (unlimited number of attendees each at $50/attendee)
Member Schools: $50 (unlimited number of attendees each at $50/attendee)

MMS was happy to welcome attendees to our spring workshop from the following schools and organizations.

  • Ann ArborChildren's House Montessori
  • Birmingham Community Montessori
  • Brookview School
  • Children's Place Montessori
  • Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor
  • Ferndale Montessori Center
  • Grand Rapids Montessori
  • Lakes Area Montessori Center
  • Meadow Montessori School
  • Montessori Center of Downriver
  • Montessori Children's Academy
  • Northstar Montessori Preschool
  • Premier Academy
  • STEPS Montessori of Saginaw
  • The Basilica of Saint Mary Montessori Academy
  • The Maria Montessori Center
  • Utica


About the Workshop

Spring, a time to reflect and renew

This workshop is a guided journaling exercise meant for those both experienced and new to the Montessori method. You will be taken through some key concepts of the Montessori theory, talked about in relatable terms, with dedicated time spaced throughout to write and reflect about your journey and place in the method. Whether you have known Montessori all your life, or if you are brand new to our community, taking in the philosophy and discovering your relationship with it will not only bring you closer to understanding Montessori better, but yourself as well.

Spring is a perfect time to take stock of how your school year went and how you wish it to end. Journaling workbook and clipboard will be provided for you to keep. Please bring a pen and an open mind.

Itinerary of the day

  • 8:30 registration opens
  • 9:00 workshop starts
  • 12:00 lunch off campus - there is no coffee, food, or beverage service available onsite - a map of local eateries will be available
  • 1:00 school tour at Montessori Center of Downriver - it is a short drive from the workshop
  • 2:00 workshop ends

Speaker Bio

Shannon Tyrybon MEd

Shannon has been a Montessori assistant, a Montessori lead teacher, a Montessori parent, and is now a Montessori teacher educator for adults. Her greatest learning experience has been raising her three children, but second to that she has earned her bachelors in psychology with a concentration in child development, her early childhood Montessori credential and her master’s in education with a concentration in Montessori. She is the Early Childhood Coordinator and instructor at the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center as well as an instructor for the Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Atlanta, Omaha and Savannah where she gets to live out her passion talking about Montessori philosophy and child development with adults working toward earning their Montessori credential or training to become a Montessori paraprofessional. Shannon also consults and curates professional development for Montessori schools across the state creating workshops specific to each school’s needs. She hopes you leave this presentation feeling inspired to continue on Dr. Montessori’s legacy, and wants you to know that she would love to come speak at your school for a more intimate and specified topic.

Please feel free to contact Shannon at shannont@montessoriedu.com.