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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


September 25 – 28, 2014
Clarendon Hills, IL 
“Paraprofessional Administrators Course”
Seton Montessori Institute

September 26 – 28th, 2014
Mukwonago, WI 
“PLAY: For the Child and the Adult”
Nature’s Classroom Institute and Montessori School

September 26 – 28, 2014
Columbus, OH 
Fall Conference
“Creating a Montessori Community for ALL”
Ohio Montessori Alliance in partnership with NAMTA

September 27, 2014
St. Paul, MN 
“Classroom Management: Difficult Behaviors Creative Solutions”
St. Catherine University

October 3 – 5, 2014
New York, NY 
“Montessori Model UN Teacher Workshop”
Montessori Model UN

October 7 – 9, 2014
St. Louis, MO
Annual Conference
“Young Children with Special Needs and their Families”
Division for Early Childhood

October 10, 2014
River Falls, WI 
“From Sensation to Abstraction: The Role of Sensorial Materials”
University of Wisconsin – River Falls Montessori Teacher Education Program

October 11, 2014
Shoreline, WA 
“Singing & Moving with Children”
Pacific Northwest Montessori Association

October 24, 2014
Burnaby, Canada
Annual Fall Conference
“Montessori & Mindfulness”
British Columbia Montessori Association

October 25, 2014
“DuPage AEYC Fall Conference 2014”

November 5 – 8, 2014
Dallas, TX
Annual Conference & Expo
“Education for Young Children”

November 12 – 15, 2014
San Diego, CA
65th Annual Conference
“Reading Literacy & Learning”
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

December 12, 2014
River Falls, WI 
“Mapping the Learning Journey”
University of Wisconsin – River Falls Montessori Teacher Education Program


February 13, 2015
River Falls, WI 
“The Pedagogy of Peace”
University of Wisconsin – River Falls Montessori Teacher Education Program

February 21, 2015
St. Paul, MN
“Elementary Botany Charts”
St. Catherine University

February 21, 2015
St. Paul, MN 
“Practical Life as the Foundation: Uniting Theory, Pedagogy and Practical Application”
St. Catherine University

April 10, 2015
River Falls, WI
“Opening the Doors to Chemistry”
University of Wisconsin – River Falls Montessori Teacher Education Program

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

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