Virtual Pass

If attending The Montessori Event 2020 is not an option for you, you can still join us—wherever you are—by registering for a Virtual Pass. This year, we are celebrating the monumental milestone of 150 years of Maria Montessori. You won’t want to miss it.

The Virtual Pass includes all of the keynote addresses, a hand-picked selection of workshops, a fully staged performance of Maria Montessori: The Musical, and more.

You will come away with new insights into Dr. Montessori’s core philosophy and your role as a Montessori educator, along with tools for enhancing the classroom experience and sparking positive change for a better tomorrow.

The Virtual Pass has options for attending events live or watching them on-demand.

How It Works

  • When you register for a Virtual Pass, you will gain access to live events as they happen.
  • Instructions will be included for how you can join the Q&As.
  • You will also gain access to recordings of the events immediately after they happen, for unlimited viewing on demand.*
  • The Virtual Pass is designed to fit your busy schedule—start and stop the recordings at any time.
  • You’ll be able to download all presenter handouts and notes.

CPD Hours

As a virtual attendee, you will earn 11 hours of continuing professional develop.


Individual and group virtual passes are available.

Group passes are perfect for staff development days, as they afford you CPD hours for up to 15 people.




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Registration is open through March 10, 2020.



Note: All sessions are available for viewing live. All but 2 sessions (see note below) are available for unlimited on-demand streaming, starting March 24.  

Thursday, March 12

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Montessori Voices & Awards Night
Featuring: Geoffrey Bishop, Luz Casquejo Johnson, and Molly O’Shaughnessy (Montessori Voices) and Ana María García (Living Legacy). Also includes recipients of other prestigious AMS awards.

Friday, March 13

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Creating Anti-Bias, Antiracist Environments with ‘RIDE’”
Presented by: Iana Phillips, Steve Mejia-Menendez, Damian Fontanez, Betsy C Romero, Sakeenah M. Franzen

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Friday Keynote Address
Rachel Ignotofsky: “Fearless Women in Science throughout History

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Updated Elementary Botany & Zoology
Presented by: Carey Wendell

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Fostering Student Independence
Presented by: Michael Duffy, Rebecca D’Neil Duffy

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Maria Montessori: The Musical”*
Live performance by students from The Montessori Academy, Brentwood, TN

Saturday, March 14

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Communication in the First Plane of Development
Presented by: Michelle Battistone, Kathryn Miller

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Board Elections Candidates Forum

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch Keynote Address
Erin Brockovich: “Everyone Can Make a Difference”*

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Eco Lab for Early Childhood
Presented by: Geoffrey E. Bishop, Deepa Shreekumar Nair

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Birthday Bash: Celebrating 150 Years of Maria!

Sunday, March 15

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Elevating & Empowering Support Staff
Presented by: Lisa Thauvette

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Sunday Keynote Address
Derreck Kayongo: “Harnessing Your Power to Create Change


* Note: ”Maria Montessori: The Musical” and Erin Brockovich’s keynote address are available for livestream only.

For More Information

If you have questions, please email