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Montessori Webinars

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Webinars hosted by the American Montessori Society are a convenient and economical way to bring real-time, interactive learning experiences right into your office, classroom, or home. Presented by Montessori educators and other experts in related fields, each can earn you 1.5 hours of continuing professional development (CPDs) that qualify for the AMS professional development requirement.

AMS webinars can be viewed live or on demand. Choose the way the suits you best!

On-Demand Webinars

Rent an on-demand webinar for the luxury of professional development over breakfast, on the weekend, during a staycation—or whatever time and place suit you best! We've categorized our ever-expanding library to help you navigate and explore:

Rentals of on-demand webinars are valid for 30 days; you’ll find details on the individual pages.

Upcoming Live Webinars

Join a live webinar for the excitement of being in the moment with our expert presenters—and the opportunity to jump in with your own questions and comments. You’ll find registration details on each individual webinar page. AMS members receive special discounts.

Building Community in the Montessori Classroom

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
In this webinar, Elementary guide Adam Darlage will frame the discussion around 4 pedagogical virtues—humility, honesty, trust, and accountability—and explain how you can nurture them within your Montessori environment to foster a lasting sense of community among your students. 

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    Conducting Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
    Learn how to prepare for and conduct regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Ideas will be shared for creating opportunities for productive, open communication for all involved, and to avoid common pitfalls in communicating with parents.

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      Montessori & ADD/ADHD

      Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
      This webinar will present an examination of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of attention deficit disorder in children from early childhood to adolescence, with a focus on children in the learning and social environments.

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        Including Children with Autism in the Montessori Classroom

        Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
        Learn ways in which the Montessori environment works ideally for children with autism, and offer additional strategies to use one-on-one or in small groups to help children with autism participate fully in the daily life of the classroom.

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          Socratic Discourse: Preparing the Environment for Thinking, Listening, & Speaking

          Thursday, November 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
          In this refresher course for trained Montessori Secondary teachers who are familiar with conducting structured discussions with their students, you will be invited to examine key components needed for conducting successful Socratic discussions* with adolescents. After a review of relevant background information, the focus will turn to preparatory lessons, choosing appropriate texts, and writing and clustering questions as the “prepared environment” for discussion.

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            Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: Practical Applications of a Developmental Continuum

            Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
            Dr. Phinney and Dr. Ward will provide an extensive and practical literacy continuum framework that will enable you to meet the needs of the wide range of development found within any group of literacy learners, regardless of age/grade level.

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