Professional Development and Community Events

Workshops and Webinars

Future professional development workshops are being scheduled for the upcoming academic year.  We thank you for supporting the Training Center by spreading the word and attending these events.

Webinar Series

Human Responsibility: Seeing Resourced Community and Human Capacity

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

Families have many kinds of assets.  As educators, especially working with families and children birth to age three, we have a precious opportunity to celebrate each child’s capacity and family’s assets.  From Mexico to Hartford, USA and through Montessori and Birth to Three System work, we are preparing the next generation of early care providers. Come join the dialogue.

  • Learn of the 0 – 3 family and community connections being built with community resources
  • Share in the bridge building between “providers” and families all committed to healthy children and rights of the child
  • Experience the development of institutional practices, such as home and community visits, as action for own growth as adults
  • Engage in strategies that develop the adults who care for the children and families

Presented by
Dora Maria Vidales, AMI Montessori Assistant to Infancy Trainer
Courtney Reim, AMI Montessori Primary Trained Guide
with Drs. Lynn Johnson and Paige M. Bray

The registration links for the fall, winter, and spring webinars listed below will be posted shortly:

Montessori: A Multimedia Introduction

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:30pm ET

Why is Geometry So Important?

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:30pm ET

The Natural Development of the Will

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 4:30pm ET

Community Events

𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝: 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐢 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬⁣

Session 1⁣

Join us to hear from FOUR researchers about their current work! Hear from:⁣
𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐚 𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐲, 𝐏𝐡.𝐃., Director of the KU Center for Montessori Research⁣
𝐋𝐮𝐳 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐣𝐨 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧, 𝐄𝐝.𝐃, Asst. Professor at St Mary’s College, AMS Board Member⁣
𝐃𝐫. 𝐀𝐲𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫, Founder of Black Montessori Education Fund, MSJ Board Member⁣
𝐃𝐫. 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐃𝐞𝐛𝐬, Executive Director of the Yale Education Studies Program⁣

Sign up today to learn about current Montessori research!⁣

Date: Monday, July 6th, 2020⁣
Time: 6PM – 7:30 ET⁣
Location: Zoom⁣
Cost: Free!⁣

Register here:…/tZwsdOiuqDgoGNwy-pdm-wy02eGgqxuMN…

Urban Living in the Age of Climate Change: Sustainable Local Development in Hartford and Connecticut
A Center for Montessori Studies Event

Postponing until Fall 2020

FREE | Select Locations in Greater Hartford | Sponsored by the Center for Montessori Studies @UHartford; Trinity and UConn, Hartford

As the health and well-being of the our community is our top priority, we have decided the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation requires we postpone our Urban Living in the Age of Climate Change: Sustainable Local Development in Hartford and Connecticut from March 26 & 27 2020 to a future date in Fall 2020. We are grateful for the diversity of people from Connecticut communities bringing interdisciplinary perspectives and from across multiple generation slated to contribute.

We will continue to monitor the situation and continue to communicate with our presenters, attendees, and stakeholders by email and with updates on our link If you have any immediate questions please feel free to contact any of us: Dr. Ken Foote (, Dr. Paige M. Bray (, or Dr. Garth Myers (

Climate change is now being felt widely around the world, from the global to local scales.  Economies and societies are being challenged to respond to disruptive changes including rising sea levels, increasing extreme and unpredictable weather patterns, and events that will affect human health and well-being through air pollution, heatwaves, and risks to food security. These events raise issues of equity and social justice as the effects of climate change spread unevenly around the world.

A multi-generational event offering experiential site-visits, this symposium will focus on the implications of climate change for urban living in greater Hartford and urban areas across the state. Learning together, developing policies to confront sea level rise, possible tidal surges during major storms, changing patterns of precipitation and temperature, and health consequences of climate driven environmental change and the local actions of community gardens, outdoor learning, local food sources will all be part of the symposium.

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