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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.

Tapping the Power of Art & Creativity in Young Children

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
In this session, our presenters will provide you with ways of nurturing creativity through art activities and experiences in all children.

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    Montessori Teacher Development: Nurturing the Seeds of Transformation

    Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
    When we nurture and nourish the seeds of transformation, we can truly blossom. During this webinar, we will use the imagery of a seed to identify what is needed to break through the protective coat of our current Montessori practices.

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      Building the Self: A Toolkit for Self-Regulation

      Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
      Our presenter will outline methods for preparing an environment for self-regulation, including tools for planning, goal setting, time management and behavior management. He will also describe community norms in which children co-create and collaboratively maintain the rules.

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        Preparing the Environment for Children with Sensory-Processing Needs

        Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
        In this webinar, we will investigate the identifying features of children with sensory challenges, including children who are on the autism spectrum and those with sensory-processing disorders. We will explore simple strategies and adaptations that can be utilized to support the learning and behavioral needs of these children who don’t fit the typical developmental patterns.

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          Breaking the Cycle - Uncovering the Roots of Misbehavior

          Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
          Join us as we understand and learn to respond to children with chronic behavioral challenges in a manner that is both proactive and consistent with the Montessori approach for respect in the classroom.

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            A Montessori Guide to Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Young Children

            Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 PM (ET)
            In this webinar you’ll learn strategies for teaching conflict resolution skills to children. The presentation will address the needs of socially diverse classrooms, and how best to craft your peace lessons for children who have not yet developed strong concepts of tolerance, respect, and acceptance.

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              Sharing Montessori Philosophy with Parents: Home Visits & Beyond

              Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
              As Montessori teachers, we have a keen understanding of the philosophy that drives our practice with infants and toddlers—but don’t always have the resources or confidence to share it effectively with parents. In this webinar, you will learn why home visits offer an excellent avenue for sharing information about Montessori philosophy.

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                Professional Development That Mirrors Montessori Principles & Practices

                Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                In this webinar you'll be exposed to the guiding philosophy of why professional development matters, how it is best administered, creating effective professional development plans, and measuring its effectiveness. This presentation is a must-view for administrators looking to craft a professional development plan for their staff.

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                  Perspectives in the New Literacy: Coding, Programming, and Problem-solving

                  Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                  Our students are part of the continually evolving digital world and have an opportunity to engage critically and purposefully with technology. The presentation will share different ways to introduce programming, and coding concepts to complement and support the Montessori curriculum.

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                    Creating Community: Differentiation in Secondary Montessori Classrooms

                    Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                    In this webinar, we will describe methods useful for enabling an interdisciplinary, thematic, and collaborative approach to Secondary subjects in which students are not grouped by abilities or age.

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                      Developing Social Imagination through Nature, Art, & Play

                      Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                      Our presenter, Katie Keller Wood, will examine the benefits of nature, art, and play in Montessori education; and provide intentional ways to respect the past and envision a better world.

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                        Mindfulness in the Montessori Environment

                        Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                        Keep the spirit of peace alive! We'll discuss ways to incorporate activities that promote mindfulness into your school community.

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                          Common Core in the Early Childhood Classroom

                          Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                          Gelsey Steinbrecher will offer insights into aligning a Montessori Early Childhood curricula with Common Core State Standards.

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                            “Sex & Pizza”: Human Development & Sex-Ed for Montessori Upper Elementary

                            Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                            We'll share ways to guide parents and children in navigating the journey toward adult bodies and adult behaviors, including teaching the vocabulary for naming reproductive body parts; guiding children to formulate questions about human development, identity, and sexuality; and answering their questions in a respectful, open, and honest manner.

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                              Internalizing the Hierarchy of Numbers

                              Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                              This webinar will not only reacquaint attendees with important introductory lessons on the hierarchy, but will also explore new ways to use traditional Montessori materials that are already in the classroom, as well as new materials that focus on hierarchy in engaging and unique ways.

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                                Elementary Practical Life - Beyond Grace and Courtesy

                                Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                                Feel confident incorporating examples and projects within your classrooms, as our presenters discuss activities of Elementary Practical Life within the framework of the planes of development and Montessori’s understanding of the human tendencies.

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                                  Marketing your Montessori School - Basics to Boost Enrollment

                                  Thursday, April 27, 2017, 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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                                    Science Activities for Toddlers

                                    Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                                    How do you incorporate science into the Toddler education? Julie Eskenazi will provide examples, and help you generate ideas on how to create your own materials to promote learning in the classroom.

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                                      Transdisciplinary Education: Applying Montessori Philosophy to Secondary Curriculum

                                      Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
                                      John Branch will explain how transdisciplinary learning is a critical component of Montessori Secondary education.

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