AMS Leadership Labposium

Community. Collaboration. Creativity.

American Montessori Society is thrilled to offer Labposium again next year. Labposium 2024 will be held from January 10–13, 2024. Please join our mailing list to receive notifications when registration opens.

Labposium 2023 – San Diego, CA

In January, 2023, 170 school and teacher education program leaders met in San Diego, CA for the inaugural AMS Leadership Labposium 2023. Led by innovator and Google alum, Jaime Casap, the Labposium was designed to support Montessori educators in identifying and prioritizing goals and challenges, questioning their own practices, and establishing frameworks for the evolution of Montessori.

As Jaime said, we can expect “1,000 years of technological advancement in the next 100 years." The students we teach now will not only be living with change, they’ll be the ones creating it.

The question is: will we, as educators, properly prepare them?

Snapshots from San Diego!

Keynote & Facilitator, Jaime CasapJaime Casap

You might recognize Jaime Casap’s name from The Montessori Event 2022. It was a pleasure to have him back as the keynote speakers and facilitator for the inaugural AMS 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.





Agenda At-a-Glance

View the full agenda for Labposium 2023.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Keynote Address & Dinner

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Attendees joined Jaime as he kicked off the week with an inspiration to innovation.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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


Friday, January 13, 2023

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Attendees discussed the idea of Montessorians as innovators and brainstormed strategies for expanding innovation in schools and teacher education programs through cross-institutional collaboration.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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