Webinars for AMS Educational & Professional Development

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Gain ideas for your classrooms, school, and programs through a webinar hosted by the American Montessori Society. Webinars are a convenient way to bring interactive learning experiences right into your office, classroom, or home.

Each webinar earns you hours of continuing professional development (CPDs) that count toward the AMS professional development requirement.

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“Sex & Pizza”: Human Development & Sex-Ed for Montessori Upper Elementary
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“Sex & Pizza”: Human Development & Sex-Ed for Montessori Upper Elementary

We'll share ways to guide parents and children in navigating the journey toward adult bodies and adult behaviors, including teaching the vocabulary for naming reproductive body parts; guiding children to formulate questions about human development, identity, and sexuality; and answering their questions in a respectful, open, and honest manner.

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A Montessori Guide to Teaching Conflict-Resolution Skills to Young Children
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A Montessori Guide to Teaching Conflict-Resolution Skills to Young Children

In this webinar you’ll learn strategies for teaching conflict resolution skills to children. The presentation will address the needs of socially diverse classrooms, and how best to craft your peace lessons for children who have not yet developed strong concepts of tolerance, respect, and acceptance.

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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike (Part 1)
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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike (Part 1)

This webinar will introduce you to the 4 goals of Anti-Bias Education for children and the 5 goals for adults.

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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike (Part 2)
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Anti-Bias Education for Students & Educators Alike (Part 2)

This webinar continues the discussion began in our previous webinar with a discussion on the importance of anti-biased, anti-racist practice at individual, class-wide and school-wide levels; and offers concrete tools to support you in the essential task of continuing your own spiritual preparation.

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Breaking the Cycle - Uncovering the Roots of Misbehavior
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Breaking the Cycle - Uncovering the Roots of Misbehavior

Join us as we understand and learn to respond to children with chronic behavioral challenges in a manner that is both proactive and consistent with the Montessori approach for respect in the classroom.

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Building a Simple Yet Rich Birth to 3 Environment Indoors, Outdoors, and at Home
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Building a Simple Yet Rich Birth to 3 Environment Indoors, Outdoors, and at Home

This webinar continues the discussion began in our previous webinar with a discussion on the importance of anti-biased, anti-racist practice at individual, class-wide and school-wide levels; and offers concrete tools to support you in the essential task of continuing your own spiritual preparation.

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Building the Self: A Toolkit for Self-Regulation
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Building the Self: A Toolkit for Self-Regulation

Our presenter will outline methods for preparing an environment for self-regulation, including tools for planning, goal setting, time management and behavior management.

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Building the Self: Self-Regulation, the Successor to Normalization
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Building the Self: Self-Regulation, the Successor to Normalization

Biff Maier presents recent research in self-regulation and its compatibility with Montessori’s vision of the normalized child.

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Children's House Extension for Geography and Science
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Children's House Extension for Geography and Science

Explore ways to think beyond ordinary extensions of the basic presentation of geography and science.

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Classroom Assistants & You: Cultivating Healthy Relationships
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Classroom Assistants & You: Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Our presenter will walk you through concrete steps to take for building a checklist for your assistant to follow, when and how to allow your assistant to take on greater responsibilities in the classroom, and defining and respectfully enforcing boundaries.

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Common Core & the Montessori EC Classroom
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Common Core & the Montessori EC Classroom

This webinar will offer insights into how to align Montessori curriculum at the Early Childhood level with Common Core learning standards.

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Conducting Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences
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Conducting Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences

Learn how to prepare for and conduct regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Ideas will be shared for creating opportunities for productive, open communication for all involved, and to avoid common pitfalls in communicating with parents.

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