A NAMTA conference in Phoenix, AZ, January 16-19, 2014

A NAMTA conference in Phoenix, AZ,
January 16-19, 2014

Building the Inclusive Montessori Community


January 16-19, 2o14

Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa


NAMTA is pleased to coordinate this event with the Montessori Whole-School ManagementSM
Professional Development Course for Administrators, Tier I: First Principles.

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  • View brochure for conference details
  • Register at the event, Thursday, January 16, 7-8 p.m. or Friday, January 17, 2014, 8-9 a.m. at Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa.
  • Reserve your room at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa online or call 1-800-544-5866.
    Reserve your room by December 16, 2013 to receive NAMTA's conference rate.
  • Lodging is also available at Residence Inn by Marriott-Phoenix Mesa, 941 W. Grove Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210. Call 1-480-610-0100 or visit the hotel website

Click the presenter name(s) below to to view handouts for the listed workshops.

Inclusion has always been Montessori’s operating principle. The three-year age span and independent work environment allows children of different ages and abilities to learn and teach each other. In this sense Montessori schools are a model for inclusion, but we must consider if our classrooms have gone far enough. Learn how an unusual school reaches out to all children. The principles of inclusion, a decision framework for classroom placement, and how to support staff who welcome children with delays or disabilities into classrooms are the central topics for this unique conference. Jennifer O’Toole, author of Asperkids, TheAsperkids’ (Secret) Book of Social Rules, and The Asperkid’s Launch Pad will tell you what you need to know to welcome these quirky and gifted children. Specialists will share the latest research and effective strategies for English language learners. Primary and elementary guides will learn adaptations for children with poor visual memory in language and math. Anna Perry will assist public and charter school staff by providing definitive information to help align common core standards with the Montessori curriculum.