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When registration opens for these events, you will find links here.  Members receive advanced notice.

We provide quality continuing education through events and connect members with other professional development opportunities.

    • October 10, 2018
    • May 01, 2019
    • Washington State

    This is the start of the application process for Montessori School Verification. 

    • Once you have registered for the process you will be emailed a digital copy of the Self-Study Manual and Form.
    • Follow the instructions for completing and submitting the form and required documents.
    • You will be contacted to schedule a Verifier visit after your self-study and required documents have been reviewed by the Verification Chairman.
    • After the visit the Verifier will submit a report to the Verification Committee for review and approval at the next (monthly) PNMA board meeting.
    The Montessori School Verification Committee Chair:
    • May 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • May 11, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Maria Montessori Academy - Vancouver, British Columbia

    Join the Vancouver Island Montessori Association 2019 International Conference: A Montessori Journey with Angeline Lillard.  8:30 AM Friday, May 10 through 4:30 PM Saturday, May 11 at Maria Montessori Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Montessori for the 21st Century: Outcomes and Implementation presented by Dr. Angeline LillardDr. Angeline Lillard is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her primary research interests include pretend play and Montessori education.  She has been studying Montessori’s methods for more than two decades. In her best-selling book Montessori: The Science behind the Genius, Dr. Lillard presents Montessori’s theoretical principles, the science research that has followed them, and how they are implemented in a Montessori classroom.  Dr. Lillard is also interested in the development of theory of mind, children's executive function, children and media, neuroplasticity, contemplative practices, and culture and development.

    The conference includes 28 workshops with topics suitable for teachers from Early Childhood to Secondary level and opportunities to share and discuss daily practice.   Additional  presenters and topics:

    Anna Perry;  Marta Donahue;  Mary Flewelling-Pinchen;  Michael Dorer; Danielle Hourigan;  Betsy A. Lockhart; Andrea Lulka ; Claudia Mann; Linda O’Reilly; Jesse Miller

    Click here to Register & Learn More 

    Interested in arranging carpooling or need more details? email Dee Hirsch.

    • May 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Montessori Country School, 10994 Arrow Point Dr, Bainbridge, WA 98110
    Spring Sharing Fair Vendor Registration:

    PNMA teachers and members are looking forward to the vendor showcase at our annual fair Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Montessori Country School on Bainbridge Island.

    Vendor booths will be open from 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM. Providing  ample time for attendees to roam freely, to shop and tour the school.

    Online registration is available until May 13.

    The cost is $45 for booth space, plus a donation of an item (minimum $25 value) for the door prize raffle. Please read the VENDOR LETTER and register online.  

    The school will open for vendor set-up at 8:30 AM.

    Any vendor needing more time or space, please explain in your registration. Vendors will have more information and instructions provided from the school.  

    Unable to attend?  You can still make a donation to the door prize raffle and your company will be promoted at the event and on our website.

    Need a Vendor Registration Code? Please be sure to read the attached VENDOR LETTER.

    • May 18, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Montessori Country School, 10994 Arrow Point Dr. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Montessori Country School

    10994 Arrow Point Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

    • 9:45-10:00 Lesson Sharing Set-up in Classrooms
    • 10:00-10:30 Fair Visitor Check-in at the Event

    STARS Credits or Clock Hours available to all attendees.  Members sharing curriculum ideas with lessons on display will earn 1 additional credit!

    Onsite mini-workshops at all levels.

    Vendors will be open during entire event.
    We will have lunch available in the afternoon and a raffle drawing at 1:45 pm.

    Join us for a special PINTS OF INTEREST following the Sharing Fair.

    • Register ONLINE anytime as a PNMA Member ($35) or as General Public ($65).
    • Register for FREE as a Member Sharing a Lesson.

    • Register to Share a Lesson by using the Member/Sharing option. 
    • Your registration will be confirmed when the lesson plan is received. 
    • Email a copy of your lesson to events@pnma.org no later than May 15.
    • Please bring 100 copies of the lesson you are sharing.
    Let's help one another build our summer program curriculum by sharing lessons that pertain to summer.  Special art lessons, outdoor extensions, gardening, cooking and other summer focused practical life lessons can really add to our programs.

    • June 20, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • June 23, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR

    Join the Montessori for Social Justice  2019 Conference: Decolonizing the Human Potential.  7:30 AM Thursday, June 20 through 11:00 AM Sunday, June 23 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

    Please note: Early bird registration fees will end on Tuesday, April 30th.

    The MSJ Conference affords unique affinity work in the Montessori community by convening  a collaborative, national forum of Montessorians from public, private and non-profit schools to come together to imagine what Social Justice, liberatory  educational practice, and accountability looks like in Montessori sectors. 

    Conference participants will have plenty of time for networking, sharing and learning while on the beautiful Lewis & Clark campus. As an exciting additional benefit of attending the conference, all attendees will receive the book Speaking for Ourselves, a $30 value. 

    The Pre-Conference Retreat offers two all-day sessions: "Montessorians of the Global Majority," and "De-Centering Whiteness."

    Click here to Register & Learn More  

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