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On-Demand Webinars

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American Montessori Society webcasts are now available for you to rent and view on-demand. Each on-demand webinar provides valuable information for your classroom, home, or program—and can earn you hours of continuing professional development (CPDs) that qualify for the AMS professional development requirement. Viewable anytime, from anywhere, AMS webcasts let you fit professional development into your schedule at the time that works best for you.

$55 individual (CPD certificate for 1 person)
$200 group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)
All webcast rentals are valid for 30 days.

Certificates of Continuing Professional Development

Each on-demand webinar qualifies the viewer for a CPD certificate of attendance, and earns the renter or renting group 1.5 hours of AMS continuing professional development. Individual renters receive 1 CPD. Groups can receive up to 20. All CPD requests must be made within the 30-day rental period. To receive your CPD(s), send an e-mail to within the 30-day rental period. Include the name(s) of the viewer(s), the title of the webcast, the date of rental and confirmation number from Vimeo. A completed CPD will be emailed back to you within 2 business days.

Using Vimeo On Demand

Renters will be required to create a Vimeo account to rent and view an on-demand webinar. On-demand webinars will be added to the “My Library” section of your Vimeo account. Click “Rent” on a webinar page and follow the prompts to login or create an account. This login information will be required to re-watch a webcast during the rental period. Issues with Vimeo, including video playback, should be directed to Vimeo's Help Center.

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Conducting Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
Learn how to prepare for and conduct regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Ideas will be shared for creating opportunities for productive, open communication for all involved, and to avoid common pitfalls in communicating with parents.

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    Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: Practical Applications of a Developmental Continuum

    Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
    Dr. Phinney and Dr. Ward will provide an extensive and practical literacy continuum framework that will enable you to meet the needs of the wide range of development found within any group of literacy learners, regardless of age/grade level.

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      Montessori & ADD/ADHD

      Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
      This webinar will present an examination of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of attention deficit disorder in children from early childhood to adolescence, with a focus on children in the learning and social environments.

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        Socratic Discourse: Preparing the Environment for Thinking, Listening, & Speaking

        Thursday, November 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
        In this refresher course for trained Montessori Secondary teachers who are familiar with conducting structured discussions with their students, you will be invited to examine key components needed for conducting successful Socratic discussions* with adolescents. After a review of relevant background information, the focus will turn to preparatory lessons, choosing appropriate texts, and writing and clustering questions as the “prepared environment” for discussion.

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          Difficult Behaviors, Creative Solutions

          Do you feel trapped by episodes of unwanted classroom behavior that repeat day after day?  Learn 3 simple Montessori-friendly steps that can be applied to any classroom management problem so that you can inspire the behavior you want from a diverse group of students.

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            Including Children with Autism in the Montessori Classroom

            Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (ET)
            Learn ways in which the Montessori environment works ideally for children with autism, and offer additional strategies to use one-on-one or in small groups to help children with autism participate fully in the daily life of the classroom.

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