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AMI Newsletter March 2019

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In this newsletter:

-  Congratulations to new AMI Trainers
-  Registration and Programme
    for Annual General Meeting
    Montessori Forum, Research Day
-  Adolescent Colloquium  Amsterdam

-  AMI/USA and MAA consolidate


-    Educateurs sans Frontières Assembly,
-    David Kahn Executive Editor of AMI Journal
-    90 Years of AMI — a little historical gem

-    AMI/EAA European Summer Conference
Congratulations on reaching full trainer status 
to our latest 'cohort' of graduates
from the Training of Trainers Programme. 
Wishing you great Montessori work ahead!
     Nathalie Justine,Primary, France                                          Ellen Lebitz, Elementary, USA
      Tiffany Liddell, Primary, USA                                              Nia Seale, Primary, USA
      BethAnn Slater, Primary, USA                                      Megan Trezise, Primary, USA

And congratulations to Anna Pugacheva (Russia)
our latest Auxiliary trainer
at the Assistants to Infancy Level.
"Core Principles—New Horizons"

Have you already registered for our annual AGM & Montessori Forum, and Research Day?
We have a very rich and interesting programme on offer!

On Saturday we start with the Societies Meeting, followed in the afternoon by the Annual General Meeting and an exciting keynote by Dr Laura Flores Shaw.

Dr Anna van Duijvenvoorde (Leiden University) opens the Sunday session with a presentation on "Social Learning in Adolescence"

Some of the themed blocks you can look forward to on Sunday include:
"Working with Adolescents"
"Meaningful Engagement with Elders"
"Designing Montessori Learning Spaces"
"Sports — coaching and offering sports to children affected by violence and conflict" 
"Engaging Communities — India and Africa"

For detailed programmes see the links below.
5 April Historical Excursion  
5 April Board Reception 
6 April morning — Societies Meeting programme  
6 April afternoon — AGM and Keynote  
7 April Montessori Forum programme   
8 April Research Day programme  

Register before 31 March to take advantage of the early bird registration rate.


Additional Event: 4 and 5 April,
Adolescent Colloquium

We have almost reached full capacity!
More info and registration via this link.

AMI/USA and MAA consolidate
The Affiliates of AMI in the United States (EAA, MAA, NAMTA and AMI/USA) have been actively collaborating for several years to develop opportunities for improved services and efficiencies to best serve the AMI community. AMI/USA and MAA have decided to formalise their collaboration by consolidating their work, effective as of March 1, 2019.

A bold step, which we are confident will strengthen AMI presence in the US.

Read full statement here.
21 July - 3 August

Educateurs sans Frontières is coming to Mexico in 2019
We are delighted to announce that registration has opened for the 7th Educateurs sans Frontières Assembly! The Assembly will be held from 21 July - 3 August 2019 in Tepoztlán, Mexico, in collaboration with the AMI affiliated society Montessori México. 
Learn more

It is AMI's pleasure to announce that David Kahn has accepted the position of executive editor of the AMI Journal.

Until recently, David served as the executive director of NAMTA and the founding editor of the NAMTA journal. The NAMTA journal was globally renowned for its articles and insights into Montessori education and AMI feels very fortunate that his considerable expertise will now serve our world community through the AMI Journal.

Please reach out to David via to share ideas, inform the community of your latest research, published papers, upcoming events, and to submit articles.

David is excited to start preparations on the 2020 Journal which will—of course—be devoted to the life, work and influence of Maria Montessori as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of her birthday.
This year we are celebrating
90 years of AMI, and throughout the year
we will bring you a selection of archival gems on our history. 

On our 50th anniversary (1979), Renilde Montessori wrote "Among AMI's most important tasks are first of all, to maintain the vitality of the method and to contribute on a continuing basis, now and in the future, to the growing universal awareness of the needs of the child, thereby actively participating in the development of highly conscious responsible men and women."

Catch up with other gems you may have missed: just go to our 90 Years Celebratory page on AMI's website. 

Are you an AMI elementary teacher? Are you looking for professional development and becoming part of an international peer group? AMI/EAA has the answer for you. Why not attend the AMI/EAA European Summer Conference in Lewes, UK, July 30-August 4?

Registration is open to all international AMI/EAA members. 
More info from:
Rachel Eberhard, Conference Coordinator, AMI-EAA:
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