Vital to your chosen career path is continued personal development; there isn’t a profession that does not demand regular updating and contact with experts in the field. AMI/USA endorses this commitment as well. Professional development workshops for teachers, heads of school, and classroom assistants are offered annually at the AMI Refresher Course and Workshops held on the Presidents’ Day weekend. This is an excellent way to examine current educational structures and strategies as well delve deeper into your knowledge and understanding of Montessori pedagogy. Over the years there have been numerous successful and influential speakers:
- Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google and Montessori alumnus
- Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., creativity expert
- Daniel Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
- Bob Pianta, Ph.D., Dean of the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
One of the most often voiced praises for this annual gathering—which tops 1,000 participants—is the opportunity to connect with old friends, forge new relationships, and be supported by the presence of so many others who share a common goal.
Upcoming Conferences and Events
- October 11-12, 2019: Regional Workshop – Columbia, Maryland (Baltimore). More information.
- February 14-17, 2020: Refresher Course and Workshops – Seattle, Washington. More information.
Past Conferences and Events
- February 15-18, 2019: Refresher Course and Workshops in New Orleans, Louisiana
- February 16-19, 2018: Refresher Course and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona
- February 17-20, 2017: Refresher Course and Workshops in Austin, Texas
- February 12-15, 2016: Refresher Course and Workshops in Long Beach, California
- February 13-16, 2015: Refresher Course and Workshops in Atlanta, Georgia
- February 14-17, 2014: Refresher Course and Workshops in Houston, Texas
- July 31-August 3, 2013: International Montessori Congress in Portland, Oregon
- February 15-18, 2013: Refresher Course and Workshops in Tampa, Florida
- February 17-20, 2012: Refresher Course and Workshops in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
- February 18-21, 2011: Refresher Course and Workshops in Long Beach, California