AMS Announcements, Awards & News
Find out what’s happening at the American Montessori Society and in our community.
Applications Sought for 2024 AMS Board of Directors
June 5, 2023—If you are an energetic and engaged member of the AMS community and would like to deepen your commitment and involvement, we invite you to apply for our board of directors. As a director, you would be part of a working board that devotes substantial time to seeing through projects and policies for the betterment of AMS and the global Montessori community. You would also be helping to chart the course of AMS—the world’s largest and most influential Montessori organization.
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Introducing Cohort 1 of the AMS Instructor Academy
May 1, 2023—The AMS Instructor Academy is a course of study for future teacher education program instructors across program level. Rigorous, advanced, and staffed by leaders in the field, Instructor Academy provides the training that teacher education program instructors need to prepare generations of Montessori educators for classroom and administrative roles.
Apply for the AMS Regional Action Commission
May 1, 2023—We are now accepting applications for individual members to serve a 3-year term on the newly formed Regional Action Commission. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 9, at 11:59 PM (ET).
Announcing the AMS 2024 Living Legacy: Gay Ward
For over 2 decades, Dr. Gay C. Ward has been advocating for the American Montessori Society, advancing research and mentoring the next generation of leaders. Learn more about her legacy.
American Montessori Society Brings Annual Conference to Orlando in 2024
APRIL 12, 2023—The Montessori Event, the largest professional conference for Montessori educators in the world, is being held March 7 – 10, 2024 in Orlando, FL at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.
2023 AMS Recognition Awards
February 27, 2023—AMS recognition awards honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to our organization and the Montessori Movement. We offer our congratulations to the 2023 recipients, and profound thanks for all that they have so selflessly accomplished in pursuit of our shared mission to build a better world through Montessori.
Introducing The Inaugural Cohort of the AMS Innovation Fellowship Think Tank
FEBRUARY 27, 2023—The AMS Innovation Fellowship Think Tank bridges research-based concepts and creative, innovative ideas. The inaugural cohort of this year-long program begins this month, February 2023, and will offer a deeply immersive and transformative experience for Montessori leaders who are committed to driving meaningful change for the Montessori community while protecting the integrity of Montessori pedagogy and practice.
AMS Supports Türkiye and Syria
FEBRUARY 17, 2023—Early in the morning on Monday, February 6, 2023, one 7.8 magnitude and another 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck southeast Türkiye (Turkey) and northwest Syria. It was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in a century.
Submit a Workshop Proposal for The Montessori Event 2024
January 26, 2023—The American Montessori Society is now accepting workshop proposals for The Montessori Event, taking place March 7 – March 10, 2024 at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The submission deadline for proposals is Monday, April 10, 2023, 11:59 PM (ET).