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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.

Classroom Assistants & You: Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
Recognizing the assistant as a crucial aspect of classroom success, our presenter will walk you through concrete steps to take for building a checklist for your assistant to follow, when and how to allow your assistant to take on greater responsibilities in the classroom, and defining and respectfully enforcing boundaries.

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    Common Core & the Montessori EC Classroom

    Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
    With the universal Pre-K movement gaining momentum nationally, Montessori Early Childhood programs are faced with the challenge of demonstrating measurable progress towards Common-Core-based learning standards. This webinar will offer insights into how to align Montessori curriculum at the Early Childhood level with Common Core learning standards.

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      Freedom as the First Period in the Toddler 3-Period Lesson

      Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
      In this webinar, presenter Rebecca Thompson-Stewart will present her perspective—drawn from Dr. Montessori’s writings, knowledge of child development, and classroom experience—that the toddler’s exploratory behavior is the first period of the 3-period lesson for Toddlers.

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        Supporting Parents with Grace and Courtesy

        Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
        To truly help the child reach his potential, a positive collaboration based on mutual respect and support is needed between educators and parents. In this workshop, we will discuss how, as Montessori teachers, we can mindfully provide parents with both moral support and concrete information about the planes of development.

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          Fundamental Practices of Motivation

          Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
          Are the children you know motivated by rewards, or praise, or their own hard work? In this webinar, you will learn why rewards hinder a student’s natural desire to learn, how praise can be a type of reward, and how this impacts a student’s development and sense of self.

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            Whole-School Communities: Why They Matter, How to Build Them

            Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
            Our presenters will discus what we need to create community beyond the classroom; ways to assist children across ages in assuming contributing roles; and opportunities for how you can be active members of your school community beyond the walls of your classroom.

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              School Financial-Management Basics

              Thursday, December 12, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
              Presented by a longtime head of school and former treasurer of several organizations, Dane Peters will look at strategies for budget building, including establishing and collecting fees, financial aid, and employee care.

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                Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike

                Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                We will embark on the process of understanding ourselves and our students through the lens of Anti-Bias Education: an active approach to maintaining a culturally responsive environment for all learners. This webinar will introduce you to the 4 goals of Anti-Bias Education for children and the 5 goals for adults.

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                  Leveraging Current Research to Support Montessori

                  Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                  Demand for data and research to support the proliferation of Montessori principles and practices is growing quickly, as is research from mainstream education supporting Montessori practices. We’ll talk about how to make this data work for you in your efforts to champion Montessori—whether to parents, future Montessori educators, or public policy wonks.

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                    Mindfulness & Education for Peace

                    Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                    This presentation will address the need for intentionality in keeping the spirit of peace alive in the Montessori classroom and school, and explain how mindfulness activities can play a vital part in this.

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                      Marketing your Montessori School: Basics to Boost Enrollment

                      Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                      Join us for an overview of marketing principles and a deep dig into concepts that represent real-world examples of effective school marketing.

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                        Educating for “Ecoliteracy” in the Montessori Classroom

                        Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                        Our presenters will explore the numerous connections between the Montessori and Children & Nature movements and offer practical ways to promote “ecological literacy” in our prepared environments.

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