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.

Fall MMS Conference

Reigniting Passion in Our Work


Saturday, November 16, 2024
Time to be announced


Live in-person presentation
Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor, MI


Jesse McCarthy

Past Workshops

Coffee, Tea, and Montessori

by Larry Shanker
Saturday, April 27, 2024 / Live in-person presentation

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Montessori and the Science of Reading

by Laura Saylor, Ph.D.
Saturday, November 04, 2023 / In-person

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Spring, a time to reflect and renew

by Shannon Tyrybon MEd
Saturday, April 22, 2023 / In-person

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Reigniting our Flame - Session one
Community Refreshed (with Q&A) - Session two

by Jesse McCarthy
Saturday, November 12, 2022 / Virtual

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WHAT I NOTICE, WHAT I WONDER: Having difficult conversations with families

by Jennifer Shields and Dr. Andrée Rolfe
Saturday, March 05, 2022 / Virtual

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The Neuroscience of Montessori: Practical Applications

by Julia Volkman
Saturday, November 06, 2021 / Virtual

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Working Toward Anti-Bias: The Prepared Teacher and Environment

by Susan Fitzpatrick
Saturday, April 24, 2021 / Virtual

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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)

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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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