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The Colorado Montessori Association Presents:

The Gifts of an Integrated Whole
The Multi-age Classroom and the Multi-Level School
Keynote Speaker:  David Kahn

“Montessorians see the future through the present - and believe that the way in which the school ‘lives’ and grows will shape not
only the development of those within our own communities but also the development of human society.” (
David Kahn)

April 28, 2018, 7:45am-4:00pm

Compass Montessori School- Golden Campus
4441 Salvia St.
Golden, CO 80403

Early Bird Registration is now open

Doors Open at 7:30am

Prices: Early Bird Registration, CMA Members- $55
Prices: Early Bird Registration, Non-Members- $65

Registration for Non-Members after Early Bird Registration-$80
Registration for CMA Members after Early Bird Registration- $65

There was some confusion last year on whether or not registrants were CMA
members, please see below for clarification:

  If you are having trouble registering for the conference as a CMA member, please read below.

To be considered a CMA member:

  •  Your school has a membership and you are listed as one of their administrators or you are part of the additional memberships that have been purchased for staff. If your school has a membership but you do not, an additional staff membership can be purchased for $5                   

  •  You have an individual membership that is not associated with the school

  • You have a parent membership and your school is a member
    If you have any questions, please contact Michel at Michel@coloradomontessoriassociation.org

If you would like to obtain a CMA membership, please click below.

 If you are interested in Sponsorship for the Conference,  please click below:

Sponsorship Opportunites

Six hours of Professional Credit earned

 If you plan on attending the conference, please take a look at area hotels-   Golden/Arvada/Lakewood Hotels 


Substitution Policy: If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the registrar, someone else from the same institute/organization. 
No Show Policy: Refunds will not be granted for no-shows (registrants who do not attend the conference with no prior notice of cancellation). 
Weather Related Policy: In the event of impending, inclement weather, CMA will make the determination of whether the conference will continue, or be postponed, by 6PM the evening before. A message informing registrants will be posted to the CMA webpage and Facebook page. Refunds cannot be given to registrants who decide not to attend the day of the conference for any reason. 

Conference Schedule


Christine Lowry
Title: CMA Validation Project
Title: Supporting Students with Behavior Challenges in the Montessori Classroom

Karen Farquharson
Title: Going from Overwhelmed to Efficient: Strategies for Getting out of Survival State

Andrew Newman
Title: The Power of Story for Modeling Healthy Behaviors

RB Fast
Title: How to Have Hard Conversations That Leave Teachers Thanking You
Title: Effective Annual Retreats

Scott Leibler
Title: Funsical Fitness Activities That Keep Children Moving and Improving

Nina Lindeke
Title: Tools for Exceptional Learners within the Montessori Elementary Environment

Nicole Holtvluwer
Title: Role of the Adult in the Montessori Prepared Environment

Ekaterina Jorgensen
Title: Cursive in 2 Months

Donohue Shortridge
Title: Making a Place for the Youngest Child in the Early Childhood Environment 

Sara Knickerbocker, PhD
Title: The Prepared Adult: Transformational Tools for Teachers

Jana Morgan Herman
Title: Don't Take it Personally: Supporting Children Through Challenges Without Losing Your Cool
Title: Creating Balance in the Age of Technology
Title: Eat, Play, Read: Parenting for Success

Candace Cheung
Title: "Let Go" and "Put into Practice": Open Work, Lesson Structure, and Choice in a Montessori Adolescent Environment

Ashley Bunn/Travis Hale
Title: Montessori's Plan of Study and Work for the Older Adolescent: The Prepared Environment, Student Agency, and Peace Education Across Disciplines

Nancy Faunce/Deirdre McDonald
Title: Tech Challenges for Young Learners

Kymm Garcia
Title: Montessori From Birth to High School-a Teaching and Parent Perspective

Annelise Nugent
Title: How Montessori and the CLASS Align

Cameron Gehlen/Martha Teien
Title: Public/Private Discussion

Kim Brodin
Title: Patterns in Toilet Learning

Bekah Piepergerdes
Title: Montessori Through a Permaculture Lense

Cyndy Oberdier
Title: A Journey through Classical Music; from Baroque through the 20th Century

2017 Conference


Colorado Montessori Association
PO Box 473541 
Aurora, CO 80047-3541


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