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    2021 AIMS Conference

    February 19-20th

    Benedictine University • 5700 College Road, Lisle, Illinois

    AND/OR

    Online

    The Association of Illinois Montessori Schools 2021 Conference will proceed as scheduled, either in person at Benedictine University and/or online. The Call for Proposals for the 2021 Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS) Conference is now open!

    We invite all Montessorians to share your expertise, passion and creativity with your community. Submit your proposal to present at our 2021 conference.

    Important Note

    By proposing for a speaking role, you agree to allow the recording of your session(s) for possible sale or free distribution by AIMS.


    Workshop Topics

    Please let our ideas inspire you—but not limit you.

    Topics of Special Interest:

    • Workshops presented in collaboration with an AMS and AMI team
    • Workshops looking at the future of Montessori in a changed education landscape
    • Workshops geared to supporting children with learning differences
    • Workshops geared towards supporting social emotional needs for children and/or staff
    • Montessori beyond classroom walls—e.g., community outreach, and service learning
    • Refresher workshops on Montessori curriculum areas, materials, and pedagogy
    • Workshops geared specifically for attendees representing Montessori public and charter schools
    • Workshops geared towards supporting parents with children at home
    • Social justice and diversity
    • Workshops presented in Spanish

    Continued Favorites:

    Philosophy: Dr. Montessori’s universal vision of how children learn; cosmic education; peace education; educational best practices; comparisons of Montessori with other educational theories and practices, expansion and growth of the Montessori experience and community in today’s education landscape. 

    Classroom Leadership and Curriculum: Montessori best practices and curriculum; adapting curriculum for remote learning; practical ideas for immediate implementation in the classroom and away from the classroom; observation; record-keeping and assessment; technology 

    Supplemental Curriculum: STEAM; art; music; movement; physical education; foreign languages, including ESL; environmental education and sustainability; global education 

    Socio-Emotional Development: Addressing trauma experienced through cascading effects of COVID-19; supporting staff and families in a new normal; moral and spiritual growth; grace and courtesy; self- regulation; normalization; mindfulness; positive discipline; bullying 

    Montessori Inclusion and Learning Differences: Accommodating children with learning differences and their families remotely; learning differences (e.g., dyslexia, ADHD); speech and/or language delays and disorders; autism spectrum disorders; developmental disorders; physical disabilities; behavioral issues; inclusive classroom management 

    School Leadership: Leadership in changing times and crisis planning for the future; Montessori communities in the post COVID-19 era; leadership development and skills for emerging and current educators and administrators; faculty development and support; nuts and bolts of running a quality school (finance, development, marketing, admissions, etc.) 

    Teacher Development: Adult instruction; remote instruction; agility and creativity in addressing student needs; assessment and data to inform practices; transformation of the teacher; staff development and support

    Family, Community, Communication, and Action: Home and school partnership; parent education; public policy and advocacy

    Research: Personal research related to Montessori education; action research and how to do it


Past events

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 May Membership Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2020 HOS Discussion of School Policies and COVID-19 Closures
Monday, April 13, 2020 IT E-Learning Forum
Friday, April 10, 2020 3-6 E-Learning Forum
Monday, April 06, 2020 Invitation to Heads Discussion with Brian Weinthal
Friday, March 27, 2020 3-6 Forum | 3-27-2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 HOS Discussion of School Policies and COVID-19 Closures
Monday, March 23, 2020 IT E-Learning Forum
Friday, March 20, 2020 3-6 E-learning Forum
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 AIMS E-learning Forum HOS Discussion
Thursday, March 05, 2020 March Membership Meeting
Friday, February 21, 2020 2020 AIMS Conference
Friday, February 21, 2020 School Sponsorship of AIMS Conference
Friday, December 06, 2019 Chicago Parent Ad
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 December Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 October Membership Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2020 AIMS Conference Call for Proposals
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 AIMS Membership Annual Meeting
Friday, February 22, 2019 2019 AIMS Conference
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 AIMS Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 AIMS Membership Meeting
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Potential AIMS Member/DCFS License Exemption Info
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 April Membership Meeting
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2018 AIMS Conference for All Montessori Professionals
Friday, February 23, 2018 2018 AIMS Conference for Heads, Administrators, and Teacher Leaders
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Montessori Consortium of the Great Lakes Symposium
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Membership Meeting
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 AIMS Membership Meeting
Saturday, February 25, 2017 2017 AIMS Conference for All Montessori Professionals
Friday, February 24, 2017 2017 AIMS Conference for Heads, Administrators, and Teacher Leaders
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 AIMS Membership Meeting
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 AIMS Membership Meeting
Friday, October 07, 2016 Integrating Art Into the Montessori Classroom
Friday, September 30, 2016 Wisconsin Montessori Association 1st Annual Administrator's Retreat
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 AIMS Membership Meeting
Sunday, July 24, 2016 AMS Summer Symposium
Saturday, March 12, 2016 AMS Teachers Networking Event
Friday, March 11, 2016 AMS-AIMS Gala
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 AIMS General Meeting
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 AIMS Officer Meeting
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Montessori in Illinois: Pathways to Favorable Political and Regulatory Impacts
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 AIMS Lunch and Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 AIMS Board Meeting
Friday, September 25, 2015 Test
Monday, August 03, 2015 UMI Summer Institute: August 3-7
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Engineering
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 AIMS Member Meeting
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Engineering
Saturday, March 21, 2015 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Engineering
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Wisconsin Montessori Association Conference
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Earth Sciences
Saturday, February 21, 2015 2015 AIMS Conference for All Montessori Professionals
Saturday, February 21, 2015 2015 Conference WAIT LIST for All Montessori Professionals
Friday, February 20, 2015 2015 AIMS Conference for Heads, Administrators and Teacher Leaders
Thursday, February 19, 2015 The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Know From You About Sex," featuring guest speaker Dr. Sharon Maxwell
Thursday, February 12, 2015 De-Mystefying Montessori Outcomes
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 AIMS Meeting
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Birth Order and Its Influence on Marriage and Parenting
Saturday, January 24, 2015 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Earth Sciences
Saturday, December 13, 2014 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Earth Sciences
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 AIMS Meeting
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Science Process Skills
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Montessori STEM Prof. Dev. for the 3-6 year old Classroom: STEM Science Process Skills
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 AIMS Meeting
Friday, September 26, 2014 Nature's Classroom Institute and Montessori School Fall Retreat
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AIMS Meeting
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Seton's Annual Spring Seminar
Saturday, February 22, 2014 MCC 2014 WAIT LIST for All Montessori Professionals
Saturday, February 22, 2014 MCC 2014 for All Montessori Professionals
Friday, February 21, 2014 MCC 2014 Parent Night for Parents and All Montessori Professionals
Friday, February 21, 2014 MCC 2014 for Heads and Administrators (only)
Saturday, February 08, 2014 A Day in Montessori
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 AIMS Meeting
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 AIMS Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 AIMS Meeting
Saturday, February 23, 2013 MCC 2013 for All Montessori Professionals
Saturday, February 23, 2013 MCC 2013 WAIT LIST for All Montessori Professionals
Friday, February 22, 2013 MCC 2013 Parent Night for Parents and All Montessori Professionals
Friday, February 22, 2013 MCC 2013 for Heads and Administrators (only)
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 AIMS Board (10 AM) and Conference Committee Meeting (11:30 AM)
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 AIMS Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Head of School Meeting