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.
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):
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com or 440-834-4011.
For more information about the AMI/USA Refresher Course visit www.amiusa.org, call 585-461-5920, fax 585-461-0075, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.