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Thursday, March 22 • 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Aligning Public School Standards with the Montessori Curriculum

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This workshop will guide you through a structured framework of alignment exercises to match Common Core Standards or state guidelines to the Montessori curriculum. We’ll explore methods to patch holes where coordination is difficult and discuss how to communicate alignment details to parents. No one wants to re-create the wheel—we’ll share resources where mapping has already been completed, and we’ll establish professional connections for ongoing support and idea sharing after the conference.
This workshop is for you if:
  • Your school has not completed and is interested in creating a correlation of your state standards to the Montessori lessons.
  • You want to see how other schools have correlated their state standards to Montessori lessons.
  • You want to be part of a community of support between other public school leaders as we balance our state standards and Montessori philosophy.
Feel free to bring copies of curriculum standards from your state or correlation documents that you are in process of completing!


Melinda Harris

Principal, Community Montessori
Melinda Harris, EdD, is principal of Community Montessori School in Jackson, TN. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I–II).
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Marilyn Horan

Principal, Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School
Marilyn Horan, MS, is principal at Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School, in Frederick, MD. A board member of Montessori Schools of Maryland, she is a former member of the AMS Board of Directors. AMS-credentialed (Administrator).

Thursday March 22, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Director's Row H Plaza Lobby Level