The NAMTA Adolescent Workshop at the AMI/USA Refresher Course

The NAMTA Adolescent Workshop at the
AMI/USA Refresher Course

Becoming the Montessori Adult: Pathways to Maturity,
Cultural Knowledge, and Practical Wisdom

February 15-18, 2013

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL


  • Register at the event beginning Friday, February 15, 2013, 5-7 p.m.
  • View brochure
  • Reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay by January 21, 2013;
    or call
    1-888-421-1442; international participants call 813-874-1234
    When calling to reserve a room please mention AMI/USA and NAMTA.

Hotel rooms are filling quickly!

The AMI/USA overflow hotel is Westin at Rocky Point, 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607, telephone 813-281-0000. Guests must identify themselves as Association Montessori International Room block. The Westin offers shuttle transportation to the NAMTA event at the Grand Hyatt Tampa.

Three other hotels near the event include (click hotel links for rates and availability):

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay

  • 3050 N. Rocky Point Dr. West, Tampa, Florida, 33607
  • Phone: 1-813-888-8800
  • Hotel offers shuttle transportation to the NAMTA event at the Grand Hyatt Tampa
  • 1.4 miles/4 minutes from NAMTA event location

Holiday Day Inn Express Tampa/Rocky Point Island

  • 3025 North Rocky Point Drive East, Tampa, Florida 33607
  • Hotel Front Desk: 1-813-2878585 Hotel Fax: 1-813-2378484
  • Hotel offers transportation to/from airport only; taxi service available
  • 1.5 miles/ 5 minutes from NAMTA event location

Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel

  • 7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, Florida, 33607-1430
  • Phone: 813-281-8900; Fax: 813-281-0937; Toll Free Reservations: 800-780-7234
  • Hotel offers transportation to/from airport or the local mall only; taxi service available
  • 2.5 miles/6 minutes from NAMTA event location


If the human personality is one at all stages of its development we must conceive of a principle of education which has regard to all stages.                                                             —Maria Montessori

The adolescent reflects Montessori education from birth to 18 and reveals the emergence of a highly evolved adult ready for engaging world citizenship. Dr. Joseph Allen, author of Escaping the Endless Adolescence, will address the adolescent workshop with compelling visions of adolescent potential. The participants will discuss with seasoned adolescent educators the formative aspects of adolescent education from the point of view of family, school, and society. These interactive seminars and panel discussions will seek to characterize the level and nature of human awareness, skills, and key knowledge that is universally needed to orient to life’s challenges in our own time, place, and culture.

Call for Papers

NAMTA invites graduates of the Orientation to Montessori Adolescent Studies to submit an outline for one twenty-minute presentation to be given on Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7-9 p.m. at NAMTA’s adolescent workshop. Please submit your outline by email to Include your name and the year you attended orientation. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2013. Those chosen to present will receive a 50% tuition discount for the adolescent workshop. There will be time for five selections. Update: Click here to see list of presentations.


Contact NAMTA about the adolescent workshop, or 216-721-3773.
For more information about the AMI/USA Refresher Course visit, call 585-461-5920, fax 585-461-0075, or email


Dear NAMTA Colleagues,

Although NAMTA will complete its final membership year at the end of this July, we will continue to provide membership benefits through October, 2019.

Over the next few months, we will be presenting the popular Baltimore conference "Montessori: Learning for All" on Oct. 11-12, 2019. You can still count on us to supply service to the Montessori archives, produce a final NAMTA journal, accept and post job listings, and orders are still being filled through our online store.

Click here to read the full letter from NAMTA's board of director's.