Monthly Archives: October 2012

AMS Annual Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2013 AMS Annual Conference, March 14-17, in Orlando, Florida.  The theme of the conference is “Sustaining the Light in Every Child.”  More than 170 presenters will offer lectures and workshops, including keynotes from pediatric neurospychologist and Montessori advocate Stephen Hughes and award-winning author, educator, lecturer, storyteller, and retreat leader Jennifer Morgan.

First Chicago Public Montessori School Opened This Fall

From the NCMPSMontessori School of Englewood is a pioneer in Chicago Public Schools.

The Chicago Tribune (8th largest newspaper in the U.S.) covers the launch of the Montessori School of Englewood (public, no affiliation, K-2), described as “the first full Montessori program in the Chicago Public Schools.” The article emphasizes the program’s location in a low-income Chicago neighborhood and offers a good representation of Montessori philosophy.

AMI Summit November 10-12

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) is hosting the AMI Summit USA: Envisioning the Future of Montessori in the USA from November 10th through the 12th—that’s just a few weeks from now.  From the website:

The purpose of this summit is to identify strategic actions, and determine the next steps towards realizing a compelling future for AMI Montessori in the USA.

The summit will be open to all individuals committed to the future of AMI Montessori in the United States who are willing to engage constructively in the process.

Over 120 people have registered for the event, and it represents a bold step for strategic development of Montessori in the United States.  Registration is still available.

2013 Registration Now Open

2013 International Montessori Congress logo

Registration for the 2013 International Montessori Congress is now open!  This is a once-in-a-lifetime event taking place in Portland, Oregon next summer. Don’t miss it.

Celebrating Renilde Montessori

AMI-USA has a beautiful remembrance of Renilde Montessori posted here.  Renilde Montessori, granddaughter of Maria Montessori, former General Secretary and President of AMI and internationally recognized and loved Montessori leader, passed away on September 14 of this year.  AMI-USA also has a brief obituary at their site.

Milwaukee Public Montessori in the News

Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s public Montessori schools got a nice write-up in the Bay View Compass this week, covering the expansion of public Montessori in the system, giving an accurate and detailed explanation of Montessori with quotes from trainers Allyn Travis and Jay McKeever, and Montessori advocate Steve Hughes, as well as showcasing the Montessori in Milwaukee training center. From the article:

Though only about 3% of MPS’s students are enrolled in Montessori schools, their statistics—from test scores to attendance and discipline—far outpace the rest of the district as a whole, making expansion attractive to the data- and results-driven MPS administration.

Thanks to AMI-USA for the heads-up.

Registration | Montessori Congress 2013

Registration | Montessori Congress 2013.  Details and pricing out today, in the newsletter and on the site. Out now.  Looks pretty fantastic.  Look it over here.