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Local Professional Development Events

All of the events below meet the guidelines for AMS hours of professional development. They are hosted by colleagues in the wider community, so if you have questions please direct them to the event hosts—not to AMS. A reminder that events hosted by AMS can also earn you hours of professional development.

To have your event listed here, check the guidelines for event types and formats. If you believe your event qualifies, send an e-mail to Leah Zak with:

  • Event website (required): Listings must have event information hosted on a web page, We will not link to flyers, postcards, etc.
  • Date of event
  • Event name and type (conference, workshop, etc.)
  • Topic
  • City and state (or country, if not in the U.S.)
  • Sponsoring organization

Upcoming Events


June 18 – 20, 2015
New York, NY 
“Montessori Model UN Teacher Workshop”
Montessori Model UN

June 26, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
“Talking about Student Achievement the Montessori Way: Making Assessment Meaningful and Measuring What Matters”
National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

June 26 – 27, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
2015 Public Montessori Unconference
“Expanding Montessori Education for All Children”
Montessori for Social Justice & Westminster College Institute of Montessori Innovation

June 26 – 28, 2015
Nashville, TN
2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence 
“Explore Bold New Directions in Teaching Practice”
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

July 5 – 18, 2015
Honolulu, HI 
Summer Institute
“Montessori Summer Institute”
Chaminade University of Honolulu, Education Division and Professional and Continuing Education Department

July 23, 2015
White Plains, NY 
“Pathways to a Peaceful School”

July 31 – August 4, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
“Accountability: Making it Meaningful”
The Association of Teacher Educators

September 25 – 27, 2015
Estes Park, CO
Conference Retreat
“Montessori in the Mountains 2015”
Montessori Education Center of the Rockies

October 1 – 4, 2015
Leesburg, VA
“Early Educators Leadership”
Council for Professional Recognition

October 2 – 4, 2015
Victoria, BC
Inner-Leadership Symposium for the Rise of Eco-Sapiens
“Cosmos, Gaia, and Eros”
Philip Snow Gang, Dean, The Institute for Educational Studies at Endicott College

October 7 – 11, 2015
Long Beach, CA
Fall Conference
“59th Annual Fall Conference”
Council of the Great City Schools

October 14 – 17, 2015
Portland, OR
46th Annual Convention & Trade Show 
“Building Education Nations Through Traditional Foundations”
National Indian Education Association Annual Meeting

October 15 – 18, 2015
San Diego, CA
44th Annual Conference
“Promoting Excellence in Environmental Education”
North American Association for Environmental Education

October 16 – 18, 2015
St. Louis, MO
Annual Convention & Research Symposium
National Rural Education Association

October 23 – 25, 2015
Gaston, OR
Inner-Leadership Symposium for the Rise of Eco-Sapiens
“Cosmos, Gaia, and Eros”
Philip Snow Gang, Dean, The Institute for Educational Studies at Endicott College

November 5 – 7, 2015
Portland, ME
Fall Forum 2015
“Connecting Conversations”
Coalition of Essential Schools

November 11 – 15, 2015
San Antonio, TX
Annual Conference
“Where is the Love? Pondering Poetics, Passion, and Promise in Education and Social Justice”
American Educational Studies Association (ASEA)

November 18 – 21, 2015
Orlando, FL
Annual Conference & Expo
National Association for the Education of  Young Children (NAEYC)


January 20 – 22, 2016
Honolulu, HI
DADD 17th International Conference on Autism Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities
“Research Informed Practice”
Council for Exceptional Children

February 11 – 13, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
National Conference on Education
“Leading for Excellence”
American Association of School Administrators

February 13 – 16, 2016
Chicago, IL
ATE 2016 Annual Meeting
“Accountability: Making It Meaningful”
Association of Teacher Educators

February 23 – 25, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
AACTE's 68th Annual Meeting
“Meeting the Demand of Professional Practice: Tough Questions, Tough Choices”
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

February 24 – 26, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Annual Conference
“What's Your Story? The Power of Trailblazers, Catalysts, and Calamities”
National Association of Independent Schools

March 2 – 6, 2016
Chicago, IL
45th Annual Conference
“Advancing Biliteracy through Global Leadership and Partnerships”
National Association for Bilingual Education

March 31 – April 3, 2016
San Jose, Costa Rica
Annual Global Summit on Childhood
“Creating a Better World for Children and Youth Through Sustainability, Social Innovation, and Synergy”
Association for Childhood Education International

April 29 – May 1, 2016
Florissant, CO
Inner-Leadership Symposium for the Rise of Eco-Sapiens
“Cosmos, Gaia, and Eros”
Philip Snow Gang, Dean, The Institute for Educational Studies at Endicott College

May 3 – 7, 2016
Miami, FL
34th Annual National Conference on Magnet Schools 
Magnet Schools of America

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