NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.
The NAMTA conference series provides an opportunity for Montessori practitioners to deepen their understanding of Montessori practice from birth through adolescence. Speakers present the continuum of Montessori’s living tradition. Cost for NAMTA members to attend October 2010 through April 2011 conferences is $300 ($315 after deadline).
In addition to conferences NAMTA offers two professional development opportunities each summer. The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies offers a Montessori Secondary Studies Certificate for those teachers who wish to know more about adolescents, their needs and psychological characteristics, as well as Montessori principles and authentic practices.
Montessori Whole-School ManagementSM: A Professional Development Course for Administrators is for Montessori administrators who are looking for guiding Montessori principles in their work and for teachers who are looking to begin an administrative career in Montessori.
Event announcements, including registration materials, are mailed approximately four to six weeks prior to each conference. Online registration usually begins about four to six weeks prior to the conference; check this site for full conference schedules and registration materials. To be included on the mailing list, contact NAMTA with your name, address, and the conference in which you are interested.