Regional Montessori Conference
Please join us at the AMI/USA 2022 Regional Montessori Conference in Kanas City, MO! AMI/USA, along with Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) and KCMC, is
Fireside Chat: Funding for Your School
A Benefit for AMI/USA Members
AMI/USA is dedicated to serving members and the community with as much access to information as possible. Our Fund Development Team provides a list of grant opportunities each month via our E-Newsletter and we’d like to take a closer lookRead More +
Description: AMI/USA is pleased to offer an introductory session on supporting neurodivergent learners in the inclusive Montessori classroom. Paula Flanders, our presenter, will offer an overview of Neurodiversity. Included in this overview will be a description of common terms used in special education, details about disability categories protected under IndividualsRead More +
Join us as we celebrate the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) “World Day for African and Afro-Descendant Culture Seminar” on January 24, 2022. On thisRead More +
On October 24, Dr. Andrée Rolfe, a special educator who is AMI elementary-trained, led an exploration of the terminology related to neurodiversity and disability. She also discussed the real and significant differences between Montessori education and the special education system in the United States and suggested how we can resolve thoseRead More +
Join us on November 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET for a webinar that will walk through the process of getting signed up and registered for The 2022 Montessori Experience: Refresher Course & Workshops, “Beyond Resilience: Creatively Redesigning Our Future.” via our event platform in detail.
Dr. Maria Montessori was a devout Catholic. This is apparent in her writing and stories meant for children. This is an aspect that is not often acknowledged and explored by many in the current day Montessori Movement. Join us for this rare discussion about how the Montessori philosophy serves to nourishRead More +
As we work to make Montessori spaces more equitable and inclusive, we must consider how we serve children with disabilities. Dr. Andrée Rolfe, a special educator who is AMI elementary-trained, will lead an exploration of the terminology related to neurodiversity and disability. She will shine a light on theRead More +
BBMW and AMI/USA held a Community Town Hall on October 14, 2021
“Making a Way Out of No Way: An Inspirational Conversation with Black Institution-Building Montessorians and Trailblazing Leaders in the Global Liberatory Education Movement” with featured speaker, Dr. Ayize Sabater, the firstRead More +
Ready? Well, ready or not, another school year has already begun. As with the start of school years in the past, there are many things to grapple with in order to be prepared. Yet this school year’s readiness is particularly challenged by some complexRead More +
Montessori in Action: Building Resilient Montessori Schools is a new book that explores applying the Montessori method to the whole school. This session will be a discussion with the author, Elizabeth Slade, and three school leaders who are building resilient schools through implementation of the Whole School Montessori Method. HannahRead More +
Thank you to the sponsors of the 8/19 #UMustLearn #LiberatoryRadioShow show: International Montessori Council (IMC), Mountain Montessori, Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), and Virginia Montessori Association (VMA) for joining us for the special #CriticalRaceTheory #CRT two-hour radio programming.
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To kick off this year’s series, come celebrate the Black Montessori Education Fund (BMEF)’s 1st Anniversary on Friday, July 30 at 5:00 PM EDT. All are welcome as this will be a virtual event to celebrate BMEF’s anniversary and support Montessori education for the Black child. Click here toRead More +
On Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm ET (4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT) we held a free community event commemorating Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the end of the enslavement period in the United States as on June 19th, 1865, federal troops finally arrivedRead More +
On Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm ET (4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT) we discussed the AMI/USA Equity Statement that was released in February and serves as our commitment toRead More +
Earth Day Event
On Thursday, April 22, 2021 we had the pleasure of hearing from a diverse panel of community leaders who shared topics related to environmental education, environmental justice and sustainability in celebration of Earth Day. After the speakers shared about what they are doing in their communities, we had aRead More +
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CEUs from Loyola University Maryland ($25 fee)
The 2021 Virtual Montessori Experience!
The year 2020 has been full of transitions — on a local, national and global scale. Many of these transitions have required unfathomable feats of adaptability. Join us February 12-15, 2021 as weRead More +
UPDATE: At this time, AMI/USA has determined that the training program will be conducted remotely and that all facets of the program will be conducted online.
The AMI Assistants to Infancy Consultant Training program is scheduled for January 14–18, 2021. More information can be found by clicking here.
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Preparing Ourselves Spiritually and Mentally for Revolutionary Social Change
We are living in another revolutionary situation. The 1960’s civil rights movement was a struggle to eliminate segregation and establish equal rights under the law. Our current social justice movements aim to gain universal equity and accountability. This will require consciousRead More +
The Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Administrator
Take a moment to think about what a fully functioning ABAR school would look like and feel like. For me, It is a place where every family, learner, and staff member feel celebrated and seen. The community holds each other in love andRead More +
Remembering Indigenous Voices in the Classroom
This webinar touches on why we forget to include the Indigenous voice in our classrooms and reminds us all of some concrete actions (and vocabulary) to take in the classroom so as to not beRead More +
De-centering Whiteness in Montessori Spaces
On Sept. 21, 2020 we explored some of the ways in which whiteness informs and limits our ability to fully realize Dr. Montessori’s vision for justice. We learned about the historical construction of whiteness, the legacy of racism in schooling, and the waysRead More +
To truly thrive, children need a community of adults working in partnership. But it is not always so easy for us as the child’s teacher or administrator to understand and deal with his/her parents, especially the sometimes “difficult” ones. So how do we get better — for the benefit of everyone,Read More +
Join us in Columbia, Maryland, for our first of two regional workshops in 2019-2020. We look forward to partnering with NAMTA for what will be their final regional workshop as well as with EAA, our continuing partner for major professional development events.
Advanced registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available.
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The will is a psychic power that humans are not born with, but one that develops over time through experience following natural laws. The child’s development of will; therefore, is a gradual process that is dependent upon an environment that supports its growth. Unfortunately, misunderstandings abound regarding how best to supportRead More +
The 2019 Refresher Course & Workshops took place February 15-18th at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.
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2018 Refresher Course
The 2018 Refresher Course & Workshops will take place February 16-19th at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, AZ. Click here to make a room reservation using the AMI group rate.
Scholarships available this year!