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Conference Handouts

The American Montessori Society hosts major conferences that bring Montessorians together with educators, social scientists, writers, artists, and humanitarians from around the world. Workshop presenters from recent AMS conferences have generously shared the research-related documents below.

AMS 2016 Annual Conference

“Montessori Principles, Values, Perspectives”
March 10 – 13 Chicago, IL

A complete list of handouts is available here.

Workshop: “The 8th Annual Research Poster Session”
Facilitators: Angela Murray, PhD, Jamilah R. Jor'dan, PhD

  • Early Childhood Teachers’ Approaches to the Development of Young Children’s Creativity (Alkhudhair) Video
  • Assessing Collaboration: How Teachers in Montessori Public Schools Incorporate Collaborative Constructs for Students in Inclusion (AuCoin) Video
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Montessori Reading and Math Instruction for Third Grade African American Students in Urban Elementary Schools (Brown) Video
  • Beyond Good Manners: Gratitude and Student Engagement in Lower Elementary (Callaghan) Video
  • A Preliminary Survey of Parent Education Practices in Montessori Schools (Chattin-McNichols) Video
  • Minority Parents, Montessori Schools:  Negotiating Cultural Fit in Theme based Public Schools (Debs) Video
  • Montessori Teacher Perceptions of Family Beliefs Regarding Young Children’s Learning (Epstein) Video
  • Aligning State Standards to Montessori Toddler and Early Childhood Practical Life and Sensorial Materials (Fink, Conway) Video
  • Progress of Early Childhood Montessori Students in Attaining Kindergarten Common Core Standards (Murray, Daoust, Amos) Video
  • Becoming Montessorian: Voices from the Journey (Pfenninger) (no video)
  • Movement by Design: Creating Outdoor Play Spaces that Promote Children’s Motor Skill Development and Physical Fitness (Schweighardt and Paek) Video
  • Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Montessori Education (Sulak, Bagby, Mitchell) Video

Workshop: “Current Montessori Research”
Presenters: Angela Murray, PhD, Michael Miller, PhD

Current Montessori Research
Outcome Summary

AMS 2015 Annual Conference

“Life. Liberty. Montessori!”
March 12 – 15 Philadelphia, PA 

A complete list of handouts is available here.

Workshop: “The 7th Annual Research Poster Session”
Facilitators: Angela Murray, PhD, Tim Cauller, EdD

Workshop: “Montessori Education Examined: The Latest Research”
Facilitators: Angela Murray, PhD, Janet Bagby, PhD

AMS 2014 Annual Conference

Unity in Diversity
March 28 – 30 in Dallas, TX

A complete list of handouts are available here.

Workshop: “The 6th Annual Research Poster Session”
Facilitators: Angela Murray, PhD, Maureen Harris, MEd, and Jamilah Jor’dan, PhD

Workshop: “Latest Montessori Research”
Facilitators: Angela Murray, PhD, Janet Bagby, PhD

Workshop: “Using Research to Answer Frequently Asked Questions”
Facilitators:
Angela Murray, PhD, Heather Dore, PhD

AMS 2013 Annual Conference

Sustaining the Light in Every Child
March 14 – 17 in Orlando, FL

A complete list of workshop handouts is available here.

Workshop: “The 5th Annual Research Poster Session”
Facilitators: Maureen A. Harris, MEd, Janet Bagby, PhD, Jamilah R. Jor'dan, PhD

Workshop: "Latest Montessori Research"
Facilitators: Angela Murray, PhD, Carolyn Daoust, PhD

Workshop: "Using Research to Bolster Acceptance of Montessori Education"
Facilitators: Angela Murray, PhD, Janet Bagby, PhD

AMS 2012 Annual Conference

“The Bridge to Learning for Every Child”
March 15 – 18 in San Francisco, CA

A complete list of workshop handouts is available here.

Workshop: “The 4th Annual Research Poster Session”
Facilitators: Maureen A. Harris, MEd, Angela Murray, PhD

AMS 2011 Annual Conference 

“A Timeless Promise for Our Changing World”
March 24 – 27 in Chicago, IL

Workshop: “Developments in Montessori Research”
Presenters: Angela Murray, Sharon Damore, and Horace Hall

Workshop: "The AMS/MRX Research Initiative"
Presenters: Angela Murray, Carolyn Daoust, and Ann Epstein

Workshop: "Getting Involved in Montessori Research"
Presenters: Janet Bagby, Kathy Carey, and Carolyn Daoust

Workshop: “The 3rd Annual Montessori Research Poster Session”
Presenters: Ann Epstein, PhD, Maureen A. Harris, MEd

AMS Fall 2010 Conference

“Engage. Explore. Discover. Grow.”
October 22 – 24 in San Diego, CA

Workshop: "The State of Montessori Research"
Presenters: Sharon Damore, Angela Murray, and Carolyn Daoust

AMS 2010 Annual Conference

“Montessori in the 21st Century”
March 25 – 28 in Boston, MA

Workshop: “What’s New in Montessori Research”
Presenters: Sharon Damore, Angela Murray, Jacqueline Cossentino, and Keith Whitescarver

Workshop: “Second Annual Montessori Research Poster Session”
Presenters: Ann Epstein and Maureen Harris

Workshop: “Research in the Montessori Classroom”
Presenters: Janet Bagby, Kathryn Carey, Carolyn J. Daoust, and Linda S. Zankowsky

Workshop: “The Impact of Environment on Executive Functioning”
Presenter: Janet Bagby

AMS 2009 Annual Conference

“Educating for Peace and Social Justice”
February 26 – March 1 in New Orleans, LA

Workshop: “Montessori Research: Inquiries and Insights”
Presenters: Angela Murray and Sharon Damore

Workshop: “Public Perceptions of Montessori Education”
Presenters: Angela Murray and Vicki Peyton

Workshop: “Poster Session: Current Research Impacting Montessori Education”
Presenters: Ann Epstein and Maureen Harris

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