Montessori Guide and Founder, Multilingual Montessori
Gabrielle Kotkov is the creator of the Multilingual Montessori website (multilingualmontessori.org) and Instagram account (@multilingual.montessori). She is an AMI-trained 3-6 Montessori Guide and a native of New York City. She earned her AMI 3-6 Diploma at the Maria Montessori Institute in London, England, and has worked in Montessori schools in Manhattan, London, and Austin, Texas. She holds a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate from Teachers College Columbia University. She was awarded a Fulbright Grant from the U.S. Department of State to spend a year teaching English to Italian high schoolers in Catania, Sicily. She currently works as a Montessori Early Years Guide for the Guidepost Virtual School and is earning a Masters in Child Studies from Linköping University in Sweden.
Parent Workshop: "Montessori Language Development Principles and Supporting Multilingualism"
This workshop will give parents concrete ways to support the development of reading and writing skills for children in the first plane of development, as well as a basis in understanding Montessori language acquisition principles. Additionally, we will explore ways to support language development in multilingual children, both for parents who are raising children in multilingual households and for monolingual parents who wish to expose their children to additional languages.