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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

2015

July 27, 2015
Houston, TX
Workshop
“Incorporating Fine Arts into Cultural”
Educational Training & Consulting Inc. (ETC) Montessori

July 27 – 31, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Summer Seminar
“Creative at the Core: Art & Literacy across the K–5 Curriculum”
The J. Paul Getty Museum

July 30, 2015
Columbus, OH
Workshop
“Workshop: GIS for the Rest of Us”
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

July 30, 2015
Oshkosh, WI
Workshop
“iPads for Teaching and Learning”
CESA 6 

July 31, 2015
New York, NY
K–12 Educator Program
“Digital Learning”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

August 1, 2015
Columbus, OH
Workshop
“Montessori Math Workshop”
Ohio Montessori Alliance

August 4, 2015
Houston, TX
Workshop
“Infant/Toddler Refresher”
Educational Training & Consulting Inc. (ETC) Montessori

August 6, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Workshop
“Montessori 101”
St. Catherine University

August 7, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Workshop
“Classroom Assistants Workshop”
St. Catherine University

August 10 – 11, 2015
Shanghai, China
Conference
“Montessori Conference in Shanghai”
Mon's Education Institute/Shanghai Montessori Education Academy

August 14, 2015
Houston, TX
Workshop 
“Elementary Assistant Workshop”
Educational Training & Consulting Inc. (ETC) Montessori

August 15, 2015
Humble, TX
Professional Development Workshop
“Project WILD”
Texas Parks & Wildlife 

September – October, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
Workshop Series
“Introduction to Montessori Methods, Material, and Management”
St. Catherine University

September 11, 2015
Greensboro, SC
Summit
“A Summit on Montessori Education in South Carolina’s Public Schools”
Lander University Montessori Teacher Education Program

September 12, 2015
Jacksonville, FL
Annual TEACH Conference
“TEACH: Better Together”
WJCT Public Broadcasting 

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

September 26, 2015
River Falls, WI
Workshop
“Nature: The First and Essential Prepared Environment”
University of Wisconsin, River Falls

September 29, 2015
San Antonio, TX
Professional Development Workshop
“Project WILD/Growing Up WILD Combo”
Texas Parks & Wildlife

September 30, 2015
San Antonio, TX
Professional Development Workshop
“Project WILD/Growing Up WILD - BILINGUAL”
Texas Parks & Wildlife  

October 1 – 4, 2015
Leesburg, VA
Conference
“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 8 – 10, 2015
New York City, NY
National Conference
“Access, Equity & Activism: Teaching the Possible”
Progressive Education Network (PEN)

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, 2015
Milwaukee, WI
Annual Conference
“Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance and Economics!”
 EconomicsWisconsin

October 16, 2015
River Falls, WI
Workshop
“Guiding the Child Who Learns Differently”
University of Wisconsin, River Falls

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

October 16 – 18, 2015
Lublin, Poland
XVIth Montessori Europe Congress 2015
“Montessori Education: The Child`s Development in the Social Environment”
Montessori Europe
 
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 11 – 13, 2015
Columbia, MO
2015 Convention
Missouri State Teachers Association 

November 13 – 15, 2015
New Orleans, LA
NCSS Annual Conference
“Celebrate Social Responsibility”
National Council for the Social Studies   

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

November 18, 2015 
Washington, DC
Teacher Workshop
“Celebrate Sculpture!”
National Gallery of Art

December 2, 2015 (Two-part program: November 4 and December 2, 2015)
Washington, DC
Teacher Workshop
“Thinking Routines to Integrate Art and Support Literacy”
National Gallery of Art

2016

January 16, 2016
Washington, DC
Teacher Workshop
“Louise Bourgeois: No Exit”
National Gallery of Art

January 20, 2015 (Repeat Date: February 17, 2016)
Washington, DC
Teacher Workshop
“Artful Orchestra”
National Gallery of Art

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 3, 2015
Washington, DC
Teacher Workshop
“Painters of Modern Life/Looking Closely at French Impressionism”
National Gallery of Art

February 5 – 7, 2016
Boulder, CO
Training
“Parent Infant Facilitator Training”
Learning Together Education

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

February 12, 2016
River Falls, WI
Workshop
“Introducing Children to Matter and Atom”
University of Wisconsin, River Falls

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

February 27, 2015
Washington, DC
Teacher Workshop
“Art and Remembrance”
National Gallery of Art

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 8, 2016
River Falls, WI
Workshop
“Moldy Oldie Mathematicians”
University of Wisconsin, River Falls

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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