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  • February 12-15, 2016, Adolescent Event at the AMI/USA Refresher Course in Los Angeles, CA 

Order NAMTA's 2013-2015 supplement to the Whole-School Montessori Handbook, The Evolution of a Montessori High School

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.

A NAMTA conference in Baltimore, MD, October 8-11, 2015

Oral and Written Pathways to Self-Expression


Featuring Maryanne Wolf author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain


Amy Eikenbery, Carla Foster, Janet McDonell, and David McNees

October 8-11, 2015

Sheraton Columbia Hotel, Columbia, MD


 Conference brochure will be posted as soon as it is available.

  • Register at the event Thursday, October 8, 7-8 p.m.
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  • Click here to reserve your room at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel or call 410-730-3900.

  • Reserve shuttle transportation from the Baltimore/Washington  International (BWI) airport to the Sheraton Columbia Hotel at or 1-800-776-0323.  SuperShuttle/ExecuCar offers transportation between BWI airport and the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. Call 1 800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826).

To become a confident and articulate writer a child must first become a confident and articulate speaker.  Montessori educators at all levels have the opportunity to develop the power of language and light the flame of imagination in children.  From rhymes, songs, poetry, and finger plays, to dramatic recitation, speeches, and debates, foundations in speech lead to artfully crafted writing, and appreciation for the power and beauty of words.  Led by Montessori trainers Janet McDonell and Carla Foster, and enhanced by Maryanne Wolf’s  work on the neurological underpinnings of reading, language, and dyslexia this conference offers a full overview of oral and written language supporting development from childhood to adolescence.