Workshops

Michigan Montessori Society workshops are not only meaningful, informative, and affordable, they are recognized by the American Montessori Society for continuing education hours.

The Michigan Montessori Society strives to conduct two educational workshops each year.

Traditionally, these are scheduled on the first Saturday of November and the second Saturday of March. However, the specific dates are set each year according to the availability of the guest speakers. The workshops are designed to meet the needs of both teachers and parents.

Spring MMS Workshop

MMS Spring 2020 Workshop Will Not Be Held

Governor Whitmer has recommended that gatherings of one hundred or more should be cancelled. Because of this and the risk posed by air travel to our presenter, Donohue Shortridge, MMS has decided to cancel this spring's workshop scheduled for March 21, 2020.

Registration fees paid for this workshop will be carried forward and used to cover registration costs of the Nov. 7 MMS fall workshop featuring Rosemary Quaranta and Jennifer Nolan.

We regret that this action had to be taken, but believe it is the prudent thing to do. We hope that we will be able to welcome Donohue to Michigan next spring.

MMS Board

Past Workshops

Best Practices in Montessori

by Jesse McCarthy
Saturday, October 12, 2019 / Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor

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From Abstract to Concrete

by Andrea Fleener
Saturday, April 13, 2019 / Macomb Community College

Speaker Bio Workshop Presentation (73 MB)

Please note that the presentation above cannot be used or reproduced without prior permission from Andrea Fleener.

Addressing Challenging Behaviors

by Maren Schmidt
Saturday, October 27, 2018 / MSU Extension in Troy, MI

Supporting Transitions in Montessori Communities

by Toko Blais Odorczuk
Saturday, March 10, 2018 / Weber’s Inn Ann Arbor, MI

Post Conference Survey

Learning from Children

by Paul Epstein, Ph.D.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 / Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI

Speaker's Bio

Relationships in the Montessori Environment

by Una Barry
Saturday, November 04, 2017 / Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI

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