AMS Member Appreciation Week

Our gift to you, June 1 – 5, 2020

AMS members are the heartbeat of our organization; without you, there would be no American Montessori Society. As a way of saying thank you for fueling our organization and the Montessori Movement, we are pleased to offer you our first-ever Member Appreciation Week. Get set for a rich lineup of digital presentations, networking sessions that invite your participation, and more.

When: Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5, 2020

For: All current AMS members. Become a member.

Delivery: Online via member login

CPDs: This event does not offer CPDs. To earn hours of continuing professional development, please consider our other AMS events. Note that AMS membership includes vouchers that you can apply towards PD.

Continue the conversation: Visit the Member Appreciation Week community on AMS Connect. Member login required.



7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET): Faith-Based Networking
Hosted by: Catherine Maresca, Anna Hurdle

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET): Montessorians of Color
Hosted by: Candace Proctor

On Demand

"The Sissy Duckling" and Other Such Dilemmas
Presented by: Geoffrey Bishop
For: All

Fostering Student Independence
Presented by: Michael Duffy, D'Neil Duffy
For: All

Building Physical Literacy Through Montessori
Presented by: Barbara Murphy
For: All

How to Safely Reopen Your School Post-Pandemic
Presented by: Missan Eido, Blair Neville
For: Administrators

What's the Latest in Montessori Research?
Presented by: Angela Murray
For: All


On Demand

Luz Casquejo Johnston: "Curiosity, Wonder, Invitation"
For: All

The Cosmic Program: It's Not Just for Elementary
Presented by: Michael Dorer
For: All 

Updated Elementary Botany & Zoology
Presented by: Carey Wendell
For: Elementary I and II Elementary educators

Navigating Teacher & Administrative Transitions
Presented by: Linda Zankowsky, Jonathan Wolff
For: Administrators



7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET): Public School Networking
Hosted by: Melinda Harris, Marilyn Horan

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET): Spanish-speaking Educator Networking 
Hosted by: Andrea Tell Summers

On Demand

Geoffrey Bishop: “A View from Outside”
For: All 

Reducing Conflict in Secondary Group Work
Presented by: Amanda Stone Norton
For: Secondary educators

Weaving Grammar into the Cosmic Curriculum
Presented by: Garry Sumski
For: Elementary I and Elementary II educators

Building Collaborative Relationships Through Grace and Courtesy
Presented by: Lisanne Pinciotti
For: Early Childhood educators

Montessori for Pregnancy & Birth
Presented by: Susan Tracy McDaniel, Pamela Green, Elizabeth Houghtaling
For: Infant & Toddler educators



7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET): Research Networking
Hosted by: Angela Murray

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET): LGBTQ+ Networking
Hosted by: John Branch, Anna Clarke, Sara Bloomberg

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET): Peace & Social Justice Networking
Hosted by: Amira Mogaji, Judi Bauerlein

On Demand

Interview: Derreck Kayongo
For: All  

Authentic Assessment
Presented by: Martha Torrence
For: Early Childhood educators

Materials for Infant & Toddler Environments
Presented by: Michele Mohar
For: Infant & Toddler educators

Every Child Belongs: A Leader’s Guide to Creating Inclusive School Environments
Presented by: Amira Magoji
For: Administrators

Teaching in a Post-Factual World
Presented by: John Branch, Andrew McNally
For: Secondary educators


On Demand

Federal Education Programs and Benefits for Private Schools
Presented by: Maureen Dowling
For: >Administrators

Area and the Pythagorean Theorem
Presented by: Michael Waski
For: Elementary II and Secondary Educators

Rediscovering the Principles and Practices of the Sensorial Materials
Presented by: Charles Terranova
For: Early Childhood educators