Professional Development
for Montessori Schools

Gina provides Continuing Education workshops for Montessori teachers and assistants that are 1-3 hours depending on the topic and the specific needs of the school. 

Workshops can be customized to cover a variety of topics related to Montessori theory, the Orton-Gillingham approach, supporting learning differences, teaching ukulele in the classroom, and more.  

Professional development available for both virtual and in-person  delivery.

Examples of past presentations include:

Sample Presentations:

Phonological Awareness

In depth exploration of Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness for Children's House and Lower Elementary guides

Dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach

Presentation can be tailored to parents or teachers depending on the audience. Overview of what dyslexia is and what Orton-Gillingham instruction looks like. 

Executive Functioning

Thorough, non-clinical explanation of executive dysfunction and what executive functioning supports a teacher and parents can use and strategies for addressing challenging behavior

Morphology and Etymology

Building on Montessori lessons, this presentation focuses on the most common prefixes, suffixes, and roots in order to unlock thousands of new words.


Overview of six types of syllables and introduction to syllable division to improve decoding and spelling skills.

Ukulele in the Classroom

Anyone, even those with little to no musical experience, can bring ukulele into the elementary classroom 

Spelling Strategies

Explicit ways to teach spelling generalizations based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. Don't waste precious class time on ineffective spelling lists just because you are at a loss as to what else to do. 

Written Expression

Strategies for summarizing, researching, and editing reports in the Montessori elementary.