AMS Announcements, Awards & News
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Introducing the First Regional Action Commission Cohort
July 21, 2023—The AMS Board of Directors approved the first cohort of the Regional Action Commission (RAC). This group of experienced regional volunteers was selected from a pool of applicants from across the country for their expertise and involvement in their state or regional Montessori groups and their commitment to AMS. The RAC was created by the board in 2022 to support local outreach, to bring more services and professional development to Montessori educators across the United States, to help members feel more connected, and to promote AMS membership. After two years of research and vision work, a group is finally in place and ready to begin this important work.
Introducing Cohort 6 of the AMS Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program
July 17, 2023—The AMS Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program is a professional development initiative that provides a year of structured learning, mentoring, and networking opportunities to Montessori-credentialed teachers who have not yet assumed leadership positions in the Montessori community—but would like to. Fellows develop the skills and confidence to raise their commitment to Montessori education to the next level. They also earn 60 hours of continuing professional development.
Introducing Cohort 1 of the AMS TEP Instructor Academy
July 10, 2023—The AMS Teacher Education Program Instructor Academy is a course of study for teacher education program instructors across program levels. Rigorous, advanced, and staffed by leaders in the field, this special version of Instructor Academy provides the training that current teacher education program instructors need to reflect and examine their own role in working with Montessori educators for classroom and administrative roles.
Call for Research Poster Proposals
June 9, 2023: Now through Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM (ET), we invite you to submit a proposal for a Research Poster session that will take place online and in person during The Montessori Event, March 7 – 10, 2024.
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 application window has now closed.
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.