Successful Refresher Course Completed!

A record 1047 AMI teachers, administrators, parents, and assistants gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, Presidents’ Day weekend for the 2015 Refresher Course and Workshops.  With the addition of the 143 attendees at the NAMTA Adolescent Workshop, this made for an incredible 1190 Montessorians all in one place!

The weekend was kicked off by a fascinating Keynote Lecture by Dr. Alison Gopnik, who shared her research and insights into early childhood development.  She was preceded by the first addresses to the AMI/USA membership by AMI President Philip O’Brien and AMI/USA Executive Director Bonnie Beste.

Over the course of the three days spent together, participants sang and danced, learned and drew inspiration from the course lecturers and from each other.  The closing ceremony on Monday morning featured special guest John Snyder, who Skyped in from Texas to talk about his new book Tending the Light: Essays on Montessori Education.  All agreed this was a meaningful way to close out the 2015 Refresher Course.

Check back often for new photos! We look forward to seeing you next year in Los Angeles!