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Local Professional Development Events

All of the events below meet the guidelines for AMS hours of professional development. They are hosted by colleagues in the wider community. If you have questions please direct them to the event hosts—not to AMS. A reminder that events hosted by AMS can also earn you hours of professional development.

To have your event listed on this page, check the guidelines for event types and formats. If you believe your event qualifies, send an e-mail to Leah Zak that includes each of the following details in a bullet-pointed list. Note, submissions must be for events no less than 30 days in the future. 

  • Event website (required). We do not link to postcards or flyers.
  • Date
  • City and state (or country, if not in the U.S.)
  • Type of event (conference, workshop, etc.)
  • Event Name
  • Sponsoring organization
  • Is this a free event?

Free Upcoming Events

December 14, 2016
Boston, MA
Free Workshop
“Political Intent/Beyond Limits”
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

November 16, 2016
Huntington, NY
Free Workshop
“Walking with Nature, Talking with Trees”
Huntington Arts Council

December 7, 2016
Free Webinar
“Teachers at the Heart: Careers”
Macmillan English

December 13, 2016
Free Workshop
Sources and Scholars: Capital City Architecture
Minnesota Historical Society

2017

January 11, 2017
Boston, MA
Free Workshop
“Impressionism: A Closer Look”
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

January 25, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Arts Education Resource Fair
Asian Art Museum

January 25, 2017
Free Webinar
Authentic Assessment in Pre-K: Developing and Using Child Portfolios
Early Childhood Center

February 4, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Free Workshop
“Slow Succession with Many Interruptions”
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

February 8, 2017
Boston, MA
Free Workshop
“Making Modern”
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

February 11, 2017
Chicago, IL
Workshop
Anthropology Everywhere: Incorporating Anthropology Across Disciplines
The Field Museum

February 25, 2017
Petaluma, CA
Workshop
Writing in Montessori
Bay Area Montessori Association (BAMA)
Free for BAMA members ($35/non-members)

April 8, 2017
Castro Valley, CA
Workshop
Practical Life: Bringing Montessori Into Your Home
Bay Area Montessori Association (BAMA)
Free for BAMA members ($35/non-members)

April 8, 2017
Chicago, IL
Workshop
Looking at Ourselves: Malvina Hoffman, Developing Claims & Critiquing Conclusions in the Social Studies Classroom
The Field Museum

April 27 – 29, 2017
Orlando, FL
33rd Annual National Conference - How Successful Directors Lead
Association for Early Learning Leaders

August 8 – 12, 2017
Mount Vernon, VA
Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington
George Washington's Mount Vernon

All Other Upcoming Events

2016

December 1, 2016
Louisville, KY
Workshop
Teacher Professional Development- Pen to the Page: An Interactive Writing Workshop
Speed Art Museum

December 1 – 3, 2016
Columbus, OH
Conference
Champions of Science: A Game Plan for the Future!
National Science Teachers Association

December 2 – 3, 2016
Alexandria, VA
2016 MACTE Symposium
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

December 2 – 4, 2016
Washington, DC
“NCSS Annual Conference”
National Council for Social Studies

December 3, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
Workshop
"Fun and Engaging Best Practices for Teaching and Learning with Music and Movement"
Arizona K12 Center

December 3 – 4, 2016
Gainesville, GA
Workshop
Educator Workshop Series "Teaching About the Holocaust: Lessons for Today"
Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

December 5, 2016
Jasper, IN
Workshop
Responsive Teaching: A session for K – 5 teachers
Southern Indiana Education Center

December 5 – 7, 2016
Orlando, FL
Summit
Mathematics in a PLC at Work™ Summit
Solution Tree

December 7, 2016
Jasper, IN
Responsive Teaching: A Session for 6 – 12 Teachers
Southern Indiana Education Center

December 8, 2016
Webinar
“Exploring the Universe Story through Myth and Ritual”
Deep Time Journey Network

December 8, 2016
Webinar
“Supportive Executive Function in the Classroom: Improve Student Learning”
Deep Time Journey Network

December 10, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Workshop
"Danny Lyon: Message to the Future Teacher Workshop"
de Young Museum

December 13, 2016
Neptune, NJ
Workshop
K Beyond the Core: STEAMing Ahead in Tools – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
Tools of The Mind

December 13, 2016
Piscataway, NJ
Workshop
PreK Beyond the Core: Supporting All Children in a Diverse Classroom
Tools of The Mind

December 12 – 13, 2016
Baton Rouge, LA
Conference for Louisiana Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Teachers
Staff Development for Educators (SDE)

2017

January 1 – 5, 2017
Maui, Hawaii
Conference
2017 International Science Education Conference
The Clute Institute

January 5, 2017
Louisville, KY
Workshop
Teacher Professional Development- A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
Speed Art Museum

January 6, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
Keynote Address
“Cultivating Cooperative Classrooms”
Chestnut Hill College

January 7, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
Workshop
Building A Flipped Classroom
Arizona Science Center

January 17 – 18, 2017
Centennial, CO
Workshop
Supporting Beginning Teachers Workshop
Marzano Research

January 19, 2017
Centennial, CO
Workshop
The Highly Engaged Classroom Workshop
Marzano Research

January 21, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Workshop
Sum Total: Learning Math through Art Teacher Workshop
de Young Museum

January 23, 2017
Miami, FL
Workshop
Interdisciplinary Investigations II: Science and Contemporary Art
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

January 26 – 27, 2017
Augusta, GA
Workshop
"Teaching About the Holocaust: Lessons for Today"
Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

January 26 – 28, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
Music Educator Conference
Colorado Music Educators Association

January 30, 2017
Online Course
Early Childhood Renew and Review Seminars: The Childwise Teacher
The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS)

January 30, 2017
Online Course
Early Childhood Renew and Review Seminars: Special Needs
The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS)

January 30, 2017
Online Course
Visual Arts in the Montessori Early Childhood Environment & Making Music with Children through Song and The Montessori Bells
The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS)

February 2, 2017
Louisville, KY
Workshop
Teacher Professional Development- Bodies in Motion
Speed Museum

February 3, 2016
Fort Branch, IN
Workshop
Discover MyPlate Workshop - Kindergarten Teachers
Southern Indiana Education Center

February 4, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Workshop
Introduction to the NGSS (grades K - 12)
The California Academy of Sciences

February 4, 2017
Greenwood SC
Workshop
Lander University Spring Workshop 
Lander University Montessori Teacher Education Program

February 6 – 10, 2017
Austin, TX
TCEA 2017 Convention & Exposition
Texas Computer Education Association

February 9, 2017
Skokie, IL
Workshop
Confronting Bias: Facilitating Difficult Conversations In The Classroom
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

February 14, 2017
Grand Rapids, MN
Workshop
Norther Lights: The Stories of Minnesota's Past
Minnesota Historical Society

February 15, 2017
Gainesville, FL
Workshop
Master Artists, Meant to Be Shared
National Portrait Gallery

February 15, 2017
Covington, KY
Workshop
“In the Footsteps of Montessori: Bringing Character Science & Mindfulness to Early Education”
Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education

February 16 – 19, 2017
Monterey, CA
2017 Annual CTLA Conference
California Language Teachers' Association

February 23, 2017
Piscataway, NJ
Workshop
PreK Beyond the Core: Preparing Children to be Successful Readers
Tools of The Mind

February 24, 2017
River Falls, WI
Workshop
Visual Literacy: Creating Context for Students To Express What They See
University of Wisconsin - River Falls

February 24 – 25, 2017
Pasadena, CA
Conference
Annual Southern California Kindergarten Conference

February 25, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
Workshop
(ECHOS) Early Childhood Hands-On Science
Arizona Science Center

March 1 – 3, 2017
Baltimore, MD
2017 NAIS Annual Conference
National Association of Independent Schools

March 2, 2017
Louisville, KY
Workshop
Teacher Professional Development- Perfect Harmony: Music + Art
Speed Art Museum

March 9 – 10, 2017
Seattle, WA
2017 General & Special Education Conference
“Brain-based Science, Learning and Achievement”
Rehab Seminars

March 11, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Workshop
Teacher Workshop: Comparing the Han and Roman Empires
Asian Art Museum

March 11, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Workshop
Discovering the Colors of Our Earth and Sky Teacher Workshop
de Young Museum

March 16, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Workshop
Early Childhood Sensory-Based Theater Experiences
Children’s Museum-Indianapolis

March 17, 2017
Marion, VA
Workshop
PreK Beyond the Core: Investigating Math and Science
Tool of The Mind

March 24, 2017
Miami, FL
Workshop
Interdisciplinary Investigations III: Digital Citizenship and Teen Voice
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

March 25 – 27, 2017
Anaheim, CA
Conference
ASCD Conference | Empower17
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

March 29, 2017
Flynn, VT
Workshop
Engaging Active Learners: Integrating Creativity Into Curriculum
Flynn Center for Education

March 30 – April 2, 2017
Portland, OR
Conference
Sun, Surf & Science
National Science Teachers Association

March 31 – April 1, 2017
Orlando, FL
Conference
Get Your Teach On | Best Practices to Engage & Inspire Students & Teachers

April 1, 2017
Houston, TX
Workshop
Lives in the Balance: The Explosive Child, Monica DeSchryver
Houston Montessori Center

April 8, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
Workshop
Meaningful Math in STEM
Arizona Science Center

April 13, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Workshop
Teaching Difficult Topics
Children’s Museum-Indianapolis

April 15, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Workshop
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing Teacher Workshop
de Young Museum

April 19 – 22, 2017
Boston, MA
2017 Convention & Expo
Council for Exceptional Children

April 20, 2017
Louisville, KY
Workshop
Teacher Professional Development- Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.!
Speed Art Museum

April 21, 2017
River Falls, WI
Workshop
Are We Super Sizing our Children?
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

April 21, 2017
River Falls, WI
Workshop
The Deep Well of Time: Storytelling and the Elementary Child
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

April 24 – 26, 2017
Apple Valley, MN
Workshop
STEM at the Zoo: ZOOMS Workshop for Informal Educators
Minnesota Zoo

May 10, 2017
Covington, KY
Workshop
“In the Footsteps of Montessori: Bringing Character Science & Mindfulness to Early Education”
Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education

May 12, 2017
Jasper, IN
Workshop
Building a Growth Mindset Classroom K-12
Southern Indiana Education Center

May 20 – 22, 2017
Tai Po, Hong Kong
7th Montessori Asia Conference
Hong Kong Montessori Research and Development Association, The Education University of Hong Kong, Association for Childhood Education International—Hong Kong and Macau, and Montessori Asia

June 11 – 15, 2017
Dauphin Island, AL
Workshop
Technology in Marine Science
Dauphin Island Sea Lab

June 19 – 23, 2017
Denver, CO
Conference
TechMatters 2017
Denver Writing Project – University of Colorado

June 26, 2017
Hartford, CT
Workshop
Summer STEAM Workshop
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

June 30 – July 5, 2017
Boston, MA
“NEA's 2017 Annual Meeting”
National Education Association

July 9 – 16, 2017
Hilo, Hawaii
Workshop
Discover Hawaii’s Active Volcanoes - A Trip for STEM & Geography Teachers
Geoscience Education & Outreach

July 12 – 14, 2017
Orlando, FL
Conference
The 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo
National Science Teachers Association

July 18 – 20, 2017
Cincinnati, OH
Workshop
Summer Teacher Institute 2017
Cincinnati Art Museum

July 27 – 30, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
28th International Montessori Congress: “Pathway for Peace: Montessori Education for Social Change”
Association Montessori Internationale

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