American Montessori Society in Cincinnati!

The AMS Traveling Symposium will be in Cincinnati on Saturday, December 3rd at Pleasant Ridge Montessori. It is a full day of amazing speakers! Take a minute to read the spotlight presentations! Cincinnati Montessori Society is excited to be a part of this traveling symposium. Please join us for this Montessori event!

Spotlight Presentations

Montessori is an Evolutionary Pedagogy: How are we Evolving?

Presented by: Gina Lofquist, AMS Senior Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives

Historically, education has evolved and created social change or been impacted by it. As Montessori practitioners, we know this statement to be true. We also know that our pedagogy is evolutionary and founded on the universal idea that nothing remains static. Children change, adults change, and cultures change. Knowing this, how do we, as educators and protectors of this pedagogy, balance the need to remain relevant and teaching in ways that are alert to the ever-changing student’s needs and educational landscape, while honoring the traditions of our practice that has at its core, the development of a new human?

Equity Under Examination: The Role of Reflection & Resistance in Adult Transformation
Presented by: Maati Wafford, AMS Director of Equity & Engagement
Join this important conversation about how Maria Montessori’s mandate for “a systematic study of self” can serve as a blueprint for equity and transforming Montessori education one adult at a time.

Montessori Practice: The Revolution Within

Presented by: Susie and David Shelton-Dodge, AMS 2023 Living Legacy Recipients

Reflecting on our practice with children and their families, as administrators and as educators of adult learners, we recall the events that have continually altered our thinking and acting in revolutionary ways. Children have shown us how to meet their needs. Parents of many nationalities, races, and religions have helped us understand the potential of community for their children and ourselves. And adult learners have brought so much creativity and energy to our lives. Join us as we
recall our ongoing revolution as we practice Montessori education.