Announcing the theme for the
2024 Montessori Experience: Refresher Courses & More “Educating for Peace”!

In preparation for the 2024 Montessori Experience in Dallas/Addison Texas, February 16 – 19, 2024, we are receiving presentation proposals for consideration. The theme “Educating for Peace” is inspired by Dr. Maria Montessori’s book Education and Peace.

Workshops will be held Friday, February 16 and Monday, February 20.

Submissions should be emailed to and should include:
• A brief bio of the presenter(s) (min 75 words – 100 words max) and a recent photo to be used on our website (png or jpeg file)
• A brief workshop presentation proposal (200-300 words) and length of the workshop (generally 90 minutes)
• Any requirements or accessibility needs from AMI/USA
• Contact Information (email, phone number)
• The Event will be In-Person but may be taped and offered at cost to AMI/USA Members for 1 year. Please let us know if a video of your presentation can be shared at a later date.

Submissions will be reviewed and considered on a first come, first served basis, until all time slots are filled. Please keep our commitment to equity and inclusion in mind when developing your proposal.

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The foundation of the Montessori method of education is the existence of the Four Planes of Development. At each plane, associated human tendencies and characteristics exist which inform how one can best prepare an environment for optimal learning.

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Teacher Training

An AMI diploma is respected worldwide as a representation of achievement in a teacher-training program of quality, integrity, and authenticity and is earned through successful completion of an intensive training program conducted by an AMI trainer. These dedicated master teachers have participated in a rigorous Training of Trainers Program and possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and applications.

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The Montessori approach offers a broad vision of education as an aid to the unfolding process of life. It succeeds because it draws its principles from natural human development, embracing the wonder and curiosity in every child. As an AMI trained teacher, you understand the incredible responsibility you have embraced—to assist in the natural unfolding of each unique human being in your care. Your training was rigorous, and your commitment was of the highest degree.

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School Leadership

Administrators play a vital role in the effectiveness and vitality of an AMI-Montessori program. It is the administrator who must lead faculty, parents and caregivers, children and community members to a common understanding: a common vision of the program’s purpose and mission for children and the larger community.

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About Dr. Maria Montessori
Find out more about the founder of the Montessori movement and her accomplishments.
Montessori versus Mainstream Education
See a side-by-side rubric highlighting how the Montessori curriculum “stacks up” to traditional educational environments.
AMI Classroom Standards
AMI schools are held to the highest-level standards as determined by the Scientific Pedagogical Group of teacher trainers. Read here to learn more about these standards.
About Mario Montessori
Mario Montessori Continuing Maria Montessori’s Legacy
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Challenging the Gaze
The subject of attention and a 1915 Montessori demonstration classroom
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Children, Values, and Consumer Culture
A powerpoint orientation for the presentation from Tim Kasser, Ph.D.’s lecture at the 2013 Refresher Course and Workshops