Spring MMS Conference

  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Registration Time: 8:30 am
  • Conference Begins: 9:00 am
  • Location: Weber’s Inn Ann Arbor
  • Speaker: Toko Blais Odorczuk
  • Questions?: Email Shelley Boatright

Spring MMS Conference

by Toko Blais Odorczuk

Workshop Info

Your day will begin with coffee, tea and a light continental breakfast. After the inspiring morning keynote, you will attend your first breakout session. A delicious Weber’s Inn lunch will be served from 12:00-1:00 then off to your second breakout session from 1-2:30.

Registration Info

Online Registration will open on February 1st. We encourage you to register early as the capacity for this event is 300 attendees.

Keynote – Toko Blais Odorczuk

Title: Supporting Transitions in Montessori Communities

Navigating transitions is an important lifelong skill. In schools, times of transition can create stress and anxiety for the child, his or her family, and the teacher(s). Preparation for necessary change allows the process to become clear, manageable, and many times even enjoyable. This keynote will explore the many transitions that the child, and consequently the family, experience over the course of childhood, and how we manage these transitions through preparation of the environment and ourselves as teachers and administrators.

Breakout Sessions Info Post Conference Survey

Conference Handouts

There are no handouts available at this time for the Toddler sessions.

AM Sessions:

PM Sessions:

The following nine handouts are for Carey Wendell's PM Elementary Session:

Repeating Sessions:


8:30 - 9:00 AM

Registration and coffee

9:00 - 10:20 AM

Keynote: - Toko

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Morning Breakout Sessions

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch on-site

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Registration Fees

  • MMS Members - $60 before March 2 / $70 after March 2
  • Non-members - $80 before March 2 / $90 after March 2
  • Interns - $40 before March 2 / $50 after March 2

Discounted Hotel Rooms are available at Weber’s Inn

  • Single Rate or Double Rate $129
  • Triple Rate - $139
  • Quad Rate - $149

To reserve a room visit www.webersinn.com/reservations and enter your arrival & departure dates and MMA32018 in the group code field before clicking on check availability and the rooms for this block will be available for you to reserve online (or guests can call Weber's at (734) 769-2500).

Questions? Please contact Shelley Boatright at sboatright@dhmontessori.org