AMS Leadership Labposium

Community. Collaboration. Creativity.

In this inaugural Leadership Labposium setting, participants will study keys to accelerating innovation in Montessori schools and teacher education programs through four exciting days of fellowship and hands-on innovation. Participants will work in teams to rethink how we move Montessori forward in innovative and creative ways while offering high fidelity Montessori programming.

Who: AMS school leaders (including heads of schools, curriculum coordinators, and program-level directors) and teacher education program directors and coordinators
What: Montessori Leadership Labposium is part laboratory and part symposium
Where: Kona Kai Resort | San Diego, CA
When: January 11 – 14, 2023
Why: Innovation is not a luxury, but rather a necessity

A Must-Attend Event for Every Montessori Leader

A MONTESSORI EXPERIENCE: Enjoy four days of interactive programming with special guest facilitator Jaime Casap. Your time will be spent in workshops and group projects with dedicated space for brainstorming and fruitful discussions with Jaime.

Why AttendAmerican Montessori Society Event Workshop Attendees

  • Connect with a diverse team of Montessori leaders who, like you, recognize the urgency of moving Montessori forward
  • Gain leadership strategies and techniques from a proven innovator
  • Learn ways to amplify your unique voice and bring innovative ideas for change to fruition
  • Take home practical techniques for immediate implementation at your school community or teacher education program
  • Work collaboratively with other leaders to develop an understanding of, and framework for, cross-institutional collaboration
  • Create an action plan for inspiring community and social action
  • Earn 15 CPD hours
  • And much more!

Featuring Jaime CasapJaime Casap

You might recognize Jaime Casap’s name from The Montessori Event 2022. He’s back and excited to keynote for the inaugural AMS Leadership Labposium.

Jaime Casap served as the chief education evangelist at Google for more than 14 years and was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, Jaime launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12 and Chromebooks into education. He is the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework, a holistic approach to education transformation.

Jaime is now partnering and collaborating with higher education institutions, school systems, and businesses around the world, helping them build transformational policies and practices to elevate education and bring equity, diversity, and inclusion into their policies and practices. Education is Jaime’s lifelong passion and he continues to impact transformation in the field and inspire a generation of young minds to pursue their dreams.


Travel to Paradise

Welcome to Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, CA, located just ten minutes from San Diego International Airport. Enjoy modern luxury with amenities like pools and cabanas, complimentary (2-hour) bicycles, a spa and fitness center, nightly bonfires, a private beach, and more. Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you take in the views of downtown and the views of the marina from oversized balconies and spacious guest rooms.

  • Room rate per night: $229.00
  • Resort fee: Waived for AMS attendees

Reserve Your Room

Phone Reservations: Should you prefer to make reservations over the phone, call the reservations department at Kona Kai Resort at 1-800-566-2524 and mention the AMS Labposium.


Keynote Address & Dinner

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join Jaime as he kicks off the week with an inspiration to innovation.

Dinner included with Labposium registration.


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Explore how we pave the way to success for our administrators, teachers, adult learners, instructors, and students, while staying committed to high-fidelity Montessori practice.

Lunch included with Labposium registration.


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Discuss Montessorians as innovators and brainstorm strategies for expanding innovation in schools and teacher education programs through cross-institutional collaboration.

Lunch included with Labposium registration.


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how to build frameworks that support innovation and enhance the Montessori ecosystem of collaboration. Special emphasis will be given to how we can guide schools and teacher education programs into collective action.

Register Today & Save

Register by November 4, 2022 and save $100

Detailed Schedule

All times noted are in Pacific Time

Labposium BrainWednesday, January 11, 2023

  • 6:00 PM Dinner and keynote address by Jaime Casap

Thursday, January 12, 2023

  • 9:00 AM Session 1: Community – Facilitated by Jaime Casap
  • 1:00 PM Group Lunch Reception
  • 2:30 PM Networking and Retreat Activities

Friday, January 13, 2023

  • 9:00 AM Session 2: Collaboration – Facilitated by Jaime Casap
  • 1:00 PM Group Lunch Reception
  • 2:30 PM Networking and Retreat Activities

Saturday, January 14, 2023

  • 9:00 AM Session 3: Creativity – Facilitated by Jaime Casap
  • 12:00 PM Conclusion