The Conference has ended

But Virtual Registration is still available!

Get access to 12+ hours of recordings for just $100


Many of the sessions, including both Keynotes and the Visual Thinking Strategies Workshop, were recorded and are available for viewing in the Whova app for attendees. 

If you couldn’t make it to the Conference in person or online, virtual attendance is still available.

Virtual Keynote—available only through May 30, 2022

Zaretta Hammond, M.A.

Zaretta Hammond, M.A., author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain and a Montessori parent, kicked off the event with an inspiring  virtual keynote address Friday evening:

Leveraging the Promise and Potential of Public Montessori Schools for Advancing Equity

Saturday Keynote Panel

Perspectives on Cherokee Education

by the Center for Native Health

Educational initiatives, challenges, and opportunities in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian community

This was a powerful and moving presentation from local Cherokee leaders and educators.

Friday Workshop 

Visual Thinking Strategies

A one-hour exploration of this this rich, student-centered facilitated conversation approach.



The Truth of History:
Unpacking a Lesson

SEL for Adults: Trauma- Informed, Anti-Racist, and Restorative Work


Leveraging Research
to Advocate for
Equitable Access
to Montessori

District Montessori Programs: Perspectives from District Leaders

Expanding Access
From the Ground up:
State and Local Organizations
Tell Their Stories

Public Montessori
Teacher Residencies:
The Teacher Education
We Need


Putting Montessori First:
Aligning the Montessori
Curriculum and National Standards

People Power: Lifting Voices and Building Capacity in Vibrant School Communities

Learning Continuums,
Not Pacing Guides:
A Standards-Aligned

The NCMPS Essential Elements Review:
Stories of Continuous School Improvement

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CEUs for attending the Conference are available through Loyola University Maryland.

10 hours/1.0 CEUs for just the Conference

16 hours/1.6 CEUs for the Conference + DERS Training/Workshop


Major Sponsors

Keynote Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

Social Function Sponsor