Archives: CONFERENCES and EVENTS

Call to Action Forum: Join Sheri Bishop and Andrée Rolfe for a discussion on serving neurodiverse children in Montessori Schools

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 those

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Spiritual Vitality in Diverse Montessori Environments

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 nourish

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Neurodiversity and Disability through the Montessori Lens

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 the

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Making A Way Out Of No Way

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 first

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Addressing the Teacher Shortage….#ConsiderMontessori

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 complex

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Building Resilient Montessori Schools: A Discussion

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. Hannah

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Black Montessori Education Fund Anniversary Fundraiser

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 to

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Juneteenth Community Event

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 arrived

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AMI/USA Equity Statement Forum

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 to

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Earth Day Event 2021

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 a

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The Montessori Experience 2021

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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 we

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AMI Consultant Training

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.

The

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Preparing Ourselves Spiritually and Mentally for Revolutionary Social Change

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  conscious

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The Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Administrator

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 and

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Remembering Indigenous Voices in the Classroom

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 be

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De-Centering Whiteness in Montessori Spaces

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 ways

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Mastering Parent Communication and Connection

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,

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Baltimore/Columbia Workshop Montessori: Learning for All

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.

If you

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Supporting the Natural Development of the Will

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 support

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Refresher Course and Workshops in New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2019 Refresher Course & Workshops took place February 15-18th at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Sheraton New Orleans
Intercontinental New Orleans (overflow)
Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter (overflow)

SPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker
Refresher Course Speakers

BROCHURE

2019 Refresher Course Brochure

REGISTRATION

Register online
Scholarship information (deadline was 11/12; submission process

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