Training Courses – Spring 2021

IMI offers two tracks of training over the course of one year: 1.) Philosophy of Indigenous Education (PIE) and 2.) Montessori training.  Each track requires a separate application and tuition.  Tracks are interwoven throughout the training year to provide Montessori training through the lens of an Indigenous worldview.  Training will start with the PIE training track via online learning February 2, 2021.  At this time, Letters of Interest for Elementary Montessori training are being accepted.  Applications for PIE training — independent of Montessori training — are now being accepted.  Apply at the link below.  Details for each training course are listed below.

In addition to teacher preparation training, this year IMI is offering Professional Development workshops for educators of any school setting.  Information sheets for each workshop will be posted and distributed as the event date approaches.  General information is available below.

For more information, contact Tracey Cordero at 505-331-1438 or

Philosophy of Indigenous (PIE) – Apply Now!

The PIE track delivers up to 10 training modules, one in each of the Keres Children’s Learning Center’s fundamental principles.  These include:

  • Anti-racist, anti-biased training and approaches to education
  • Indigenous education models
  • Intergenerational learning and teaching
  • Indigenous language immersion model
  • Indigenous Knowledge systems
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Education achievement and success
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies

Tuition: $3,000.00, payment plans available
Application link: https:

Montessori Training Offered through SIMS partnership

Now accepting Letters of Interest for Elementary Montessori training – submit to

The Montessori training track focuses on developing the whole child in the following areas:

  • Montessori philosophy
  • Principles of child development
  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Grace and Courtesy
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • An interdisciplinary approach to the study of:
    • geography (geology, chemistry, physics)
    • biology (botany, zoology, ecology)
    • history
    • language
    • mathematics (arithmetic, geometry, algebra)
    • music
    • art

Application Fee: $150.00
Foundation course: $2,000.00 (Pre-requisite course, if applicable)
Tuition: $15,000.00 – Elementary Montessori Training

See more information about Montessori training.

 Learning and Teaching Methods for Both Tracks Include:

  • Interactive PIE modules and discussions via Zoom (online learning platform)
  • Lectures on Montessori philosophy and pedagogy
  • Practice developing curriculum
  • Research and assigned readings
  • Demonstrations of the use of scientifically designed Montessori materials
  • Hands-on practice with the materials
  • Classroom observation in Montessori schools
  • Student teaching
  • Material making and classroom curriculum development

2020-2021 Training Calendar

PIE Professional Development Workshops

If you are an enrolled participant in the PIE training track, Professional Development workshops are included in the cost of PIE tuition.  If you are not a PIE participant, there is a separate fee for each workshop.

Information sheets for each event will be posted and distributed as the date approaches.  This info sheet will include cost, time, and registration info.

Tentative workshop dates are as follows:

  • March 3, 2021
  • May 26, 2021


Professional Development Workshops will focus on the following areas:

  • Anti-Biased, Anti-Racist Approaches to Education
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
  • Indigenous Curriculum Building
  • Healing and Historical Trauma
  • Language and Culture as Protective Factor

For further information about any of the above listed programs, contact Tracey Cordero at 505-331-1438 or