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AMS Peace Retreat

2016 American Montessori Society Peace Retreat

 “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
—Mahatma Gandhi

"Implementing Meaningful Service-Learning"

October 6 – 9, 2016
Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
Loranger, LA

Join members of the AMS Peace Committee for an in-depth look at service-learning— what it is, how to develop it, and the ways that it can galvanize and enrich you and your students.

In small group sessions, you’ll receive tools to help you organize and implement dynamic, engaging service-learning projects for each level of development—from Early Childhood through Secondary—that are both relevant to your community and empowering for students.

During the retreat, you will engage in direct service-learning of your own as you help to repair homes in nearby New Orleans—instruction will be provided—and then reflect on the experience with other members of the group.

Attendance at the AMS Peace Retreat will earn you 15 hours of continuing professional development.


Learn more about the AMS Peace Retreat—an all-inclusive event. Register today!

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    Check out the itinerary for the full list of events. More information about the workshops and breakout sessions will be coming soon—stay tuned!

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      Day of Service

      During the retreat, we will be working with the St. Bernard Project to rebuild homes in nearby New Orleans.

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        Learn the ins and outs of starting a stellar service-learning project with this year's lineup of Peace Retreat workshops.

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          Learn more about the facilitators who will be guiding you down the pathway of peace.

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