Carla Marie Foster

Universitetslektor

Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for pedagogikk
Campus Vestfold (C3-22)
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONTESSORI EDUCATION 

Ansvarsområder

Kompetanse

AMI MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY TRAINER, 6 YEARS EXPERIENCE

AMI MONTESSORI 3-6 TEACHER, 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE

AMI MONTESSORI 6-12 TEACHER, 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

MASTERS FROM UC BERKELEY IN OLD NORWEGIAN AND NORWEGIAN LITERATURE

BACHELORS FROM UC BERKELEY IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES

 

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Carla Marie Foster

Grendeveien 24

3188 Horten

tlf: 959 05 287

e-post: carmafos@me.com                                                                 26.09.2014

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

 

Diploma as a Director of Training for the Elementary  with the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale)

 

Various courses in Pedagogy, Education, leading to State Teacher Certification

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1990-1992

 

A.M.I. Montessori Elementary Education Diploma

Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 1990

 

A.M.I  Montessori  Education Primary Diploma, with Distinction

Maria Montessori Training Organisation, London, England, 1985

 

M.A. Old Norse Literature, Norwegian Literature

University of California, Berkeley, 1984

 

B.A. Anthropology, Scandinavian Studies, Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

University of California, Berkeley, 1983

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

January 2010 – nå: Emneansvarlig (Pedagogical leader), Høgskolen i Vestfold, Videreutdanning i montessoripedagogikk (2-year course for teachers in Montessori Elementary Education)

 

January 2010 – nå: Konsulent og kursholder (Consultant and course leader)for Montessorisenteret, Norge

 

January 2010- nå: Director of Training for Teachers of Elementary-aged children, Montessori Training Center of New England

 

1995-nå: Have given workshops and lectures for parents and teachers on many topics within education.   Have held guest lectures at Høgskolen i Vestfold, Høgskolen i Nesna, Østfold Lærerstevne, Nordic Montessori Conference, Indian Montessori Conference, Calcutta.

 

September 2007- 2010: Assistant Lecturer, Teacher Training Course for Teachers of Elementary aged children, Navadisha Montessori Institute, Chennai, India. 

 

1995-2007: Pedagogisk leder (Pedagogical leader),, Jareteigen Montessoriskole, Barkåker, Norway

 

1992- 1995: Pedagogical Leader, Bright Star Montessori School, El Cerrito, California, USA

 

1990-1992: Upper Elementary Teacher (9-13 year olds),  MacDowell Public Montessori School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

1985-1989, Assistant to the Elementary Class and Pre-school teacher, Berkeley Montessori School, Berkeley California

 

1987- 1988: Pedagogisk leder (Pedagogical leader), (3-6 year olds) Nordås Montessori barnehagen, Bergen

 

1995-2000: Dance Teacher, Stage Door, Tønsberg, Norway

 

2000- 2007: Independent Dance Teacher, African and Irish Dance, Tønsberg, Norway; Artistic Director and Choreographer for TIDE, Tønsberg Irish Dance Ensemble

 

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

·    Completed the Bay Area Writer’s Workshop, a six-week training on teaching creative writing to children

·    Completed the Summer Actor’s Training Program, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California

·    Took courses in Theatre Arts, De Anza College, Cupertino Calif.

·    Have trained and performed with The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

·    Over 25 years of teaching experience in Montessori schools, both public and private, with children from the ages of 3-12 years.  I have written and directed many plays for the children during this time, integrating dance, music and drama.

·    Performed and choreographed for several small independent dance companies in Norway and USA

 

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