​​​Focus on Special Needs


Pam Shanks

Jan 25, 2020

San Jose,CA


September 14, 2019

9:00am- 12:00pm

Montessori Family School, El Cerrito

Click HERE for more info and to RSVP



Understanding Gender Diversity


Dr Jennifer Bryan

​​Walnut Creek, CA




​​How to Raise an Adult


Julie Lythcott-Haims


Palo Alto, CA


​​​​​​​​​​​​Workshop Schedule 2018-2019

Below is our schedule for our fall, winter, and spring workshops for the next academic year.

Each BAMA workshop counts for 3 hours of continuing education. You will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop. 

All workshops are FREE to BAMA members, and those included under a school or organization's group membership. The attendance cost for non-members is $35 per person, per workshop. School group memberships mean any teacher, staff member, and even parents associated with the school are able to attend workshops for free.

BAMA membership is $35 for the full year and includes attendance to all of our our workshops for the academic year. We also offer Group Memberships for schools and organizations. Visit our membership page to find out more about how to become a BAMA member.​​

​​Note for Directors/Heads of Schools: 
We are excited to offer two Heads’ Roundtables this year, which will take place at the same time and location as our Winter and Spring Workshops. These discussion groups will be geared toward issues facing heads, suggestions, ideas, and support. These events will be moderated by Mary Beth Ricks, Head of School of Bowman School and President of BAMA. We are looking forward to engaging in conversation! 

​Some of our past workshops...

  • A Year in the Stars: Hands-On Astronomy for Early Childhood with Katie Mueller and Pat M. Yulo

  • "Child, Disrupted": The Effects of Technology Overuse on Children's Development with Krista Riihimaki

  • ​Becoming the New Teacher: Freedom, Limits & Self-Discipline with Mariana Bissonnette

  • Student-Generated Rubrics with Alissa Stolz

  • Material Making with Megan Walker (in collaboration with Eris Moreno)

  • The Brain Loves a Song with Maryann Harman

  • ​Conflict, Resolution and the Birth of Collaboration with Mariana Bissonnette

  • Normalizing the Non-Normalized Child with Jenny Ward and Klaus Uebelacker

  • Writing in Montessori with Ellen Rutgers

  • Practical Life: Bringing Montessori Into Your Home with Maren Schmidt

  • Cosmic Education with Jennifer Morgan 

  • Music and Movement with Eve Kodiak

  • Peace and Music with Andrew Kutt

  • Unrolling the Scroll of Life with Ann Gavey

  • Focus, Concentration, and Brain Development with Tim Burns

Also check out our Facebook page to see photos from previous BAMA workshops.