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October 1, 2014 - 2014 Heads of School Luncheon at the Sheraton Tara Hotel

January 10, 2015 - 2015 MSM Annual Conference at Dean College

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MSM Annual Conference

MSM is pleased to be able to offer a high quality conference experience for schools in the Massachusetts area. The most important part of attending the MSM Annual Conference is the valuable information you take home to your community. The ideas and strategies you learn from workshops, roundtables, speakers, and exhibitors can be implemented back home in your own school. The date for the 2015 Annual Conference is January 10, 2015. We are planning to return to Dean College for the conference again next year and are happy to have such a great space.

Call for Presenters

Have some great ideas to share with other teachers or administrators? How about presenting at the MSM Annual Conference! Montessori Schools of Massachusetts is now accepting proposals for workshop presenters for its 2015 Annual Conference. The conference will include a morning keynote address and two sessions of workshops of interest to teachers and administrators.

We welcome proposals from novice and veteran presenters. Each workshop is 90 minutes long and the stipend is $200.

Anyone interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop should complete the online Workshop Presentation Proposal form by October 31, 2014.

If you know of individuals who might be appropriate presenters, please call this opportunity to their attention.

NOW ACCEPTING WORKSHOP PROPOSALS FOR 2015! Click here for more details.


In response to member comments after the 2008 Annual Conference we have created this section of the site for Keynote and workshop handouts and PowerPoint presentations. Presenters will be given the option to post their information here either before or after the conference date. All materials are provided in PDF, which can be viewed with Adobe Reader.

Documents posted below, from the 2014 conference, will be available for viewing through January 2015. If information from a workshop is not listed on this page please contact the presenter directly with questions

Songs of Resilience: Music for Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development
GS Core Beliefs - The Power of Words, Music and You - 4 Types of Songs
How Montessori Fits with edTech - Grace Kochanik
Toddler Materials on a Dime - Rachel Dunbar. M. Ed
Toddler Materials on a Dime - Photos - Rachel Dunbar. M. Ed
Essential Books for the Montessori Classroom - Shelley Sommer
Making Math Matter: Connecting Math to the Real World - Ann Mici
Building the Self: Self-Regulation: A Toolkit for Normalization - Biff Maier, Laini Szostkowski and Seth Johnson
Building the Self: Classroom Resource List - Biff Maier, Laini Szostkowski and Seth Johnson
Building the Self: Appendix: Self-Regulation Tools - Biff Maier, Laini Szostkowski and Seth Johnson