Monthly Archives: November 2012

AMI Summit USA

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The AMI Summit USA, held on November 10-12, was an intense and dynamic gathering of more than 150 passionate Montessorians focused on envisioning the future of AMI Montessori in the United States.  Representatives from AMI itself and from the four U.S. Affiliates (AMI-USA, NAMTA, MAA, and EAA), AMI Trainers, teachers, administrators, alumni, and parents took part in a sometimes contentious but in the end inspiring group process to confront organizational and mission issues within the U.S. AMI community and movement, and to begin concrete plans for the future.  The work of the Summit continues with the AMI Summit Stewardship Council, a group formed by open invitation at the close of the event.  The Stewardship Council recently held its first meeting by conference call with more than 40 participants, and expects to publicize its work as widely as possible as it moves forward.

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Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Tours Montessori Schools

Via AMI-Staff on facebook: Bright From the Start Commissioner Visits Roswell School.

The Roswell Patch, a community news website, highlights a visit to Village Montessori School (AMI, 3-12) by Bright From the Start, also known as the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.  It’s a nice piece of Montessori in the news, with great quotes about independence and respect for the child, a reference to Atlanta’s vibrant Montessori community, and a mention of AMI.

There’s more here than just the school visit, though. Apparently, this is part of  “a tour of exemplary Montessori schools” by the department with the collaboration of Atlanta’s Montessori Administrator’s Group. The article cites MAG’s work with the Department bringing Montessori programs into Georgia’s Quality Rated program for schools and child care centers that exceed licensing requirements.