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Local Professional Development Events

All of the events below meet the guidelines for AMS hours of professional development. They are hosted by colleagues in the wider community. If you have questions please direct them to the event hosts—not to AMS. A reminder that events hosted by AMS can also earn you hours of professional development.

To have your event listed on this page, check the guidelines for event types and formats. If you believe your event qualifies, send an e-mail to us that includes each of the following details in a bullet-pointed list. Note, submissions must be for events no less than 30 days in the future. 

  • Event website (required). We do not link to postcards or flyers.
  • Date
  • City and state (or country, if not in the U.S.)
  • Type of event (conference, workshop, etc.)
  • Event Name
  • Sponsoring organization
  • Is this a free event?

Upcoming Events

On Demand

Online Course
Creative Mindset Blueprint: Arts Integration Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

Online Course
Designed to Steam: Steam Education Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

Online Course
Managing the Arts Integrated Classroom: Classroom Management Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

Online Course
Project Based Learning in the Arts: Project Based Learning Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

2018

September 29, 2018
Lancaster, PA
Conference
Lancaster Early Childhood Conference: A Great Place to Grow!
Pennsylvania Assocation for the Education of Young Children

September 26 – 28, 2018
Prior Lake, MN
Conference
36th Annual Closing The Gap Conference
Closing The Gap

October 1 – 4, 2018
Dallas, TX
Conference
“Division for Early Childhood's 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families”
Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

October 2 – 4, 2018
Nashville, TN
Conference
Conference on Educational Leadership
ASCD

October 2 – 5
Pittsburgh, PA
Conference & Expo
2018 AASHE Conference & Expo
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

October 3 – 5, 2018
Denver, CO
Annual Conference
Explore New Territory
Zero to Three

October 5 – 6, 2018
West Columbia, SC
SCAEYC Conference
South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children

October 5 – 6, 2018
Alpharetta, GA
GAEYC Annual Conference
Georgia Assocation for the Education of Young Children

October 5 – 6, 2018
North East, PA
Workshop
Parent-Infant Facilitator Training
Learning Together Education

October 6, 2018
Houston, TX
Conference
Montessori Back to School Conference
The Institute of Montessori Education (TIME)

October 6, 2018
Fredericksburg, VA
Conference
Realizing Maria’s Vision: Educating Youth for Global Citizenship
Virginia Montessori Association

October 6, 2018
South Bend, IN
Workshop
Arts Infusion
Montessori Consortium of the Great Lakes

October 7 – 10, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Conference
Clute International Conference
Clute Institute

October 10 – 16, 2018
Dallas, TX
Conference
NBCDI 48th Annual Conference
National Black Child Development Institute

October 11 – 13, 2018
Lakewood, CO
Workshop
Geometry, Philosophy, and History
Great Works, Inc.

October 11 – 13, 2018
Jackson, TN
Conference
2018 TACEE State Conference
Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children

October 11 – 13, 2018
Burlington, VT
VAEYC Annual Conference
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

October 11 – 13, 2018
Galveston, TX
TXAEYC Annual Conference
Texas Association for the Education of Young Chilren

October 11 – 13, 2018
Little Rock, AR
AECA 57th Annual Conference
Arkansas Early Childhood Association

October 11 – 20, 2018
Clarendon Hills, IL
Workshop
Expanding The Elementary Child’s Number Sense through Exploration of Different Number Bases
Seton Montessori Institute

October 12 – 13, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Conference
“Mindful Pedagogy: The Importance & Joy of Our Work”
Hope Montessori Educational Institute

October 13, 2018
Lakewood, CO
Workshop
How to Address Equity & Inclusion in Today's Classroom
Great Works, Inc.

October 16 – 18, 2018
State College, PA
Conference
The Early Childhood Education Summit
Pennsylvania Assocation for the Education of Young Children

October 17
Raleigh, NC
Workshop
Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors
Southeast Montessori Collective

October 18 – 20, 2018
Alexandria, LA
Conference
Hocus Pocus: Early Childhood is our Focus
Louisiana Early Childhood Association

October 18 – 20, 2018
Peoria, IL
Conference
Illinois AEYC Growing Futures 2018 Conference
Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children

October 19 – 20, 2018
Somerset, NJ
Conference
2018 NJAEYC Annual Stateership Day and Conference
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children

October 20, 2018
Cromwell, CT
CTAEYC Pathways to Quality Conference
Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children

October 21 – 24, 2018
Nashville, TN
Symposium
Driving The Transformation of Learning
iNACOL

October 21 – 24, 2018
Shanghai, China
Conference
Montessori Conference in Shanghai 2018
The Chinese Society of Education

October 26 – 27, 2018
Middleton, WI
2018 WECA Annual Conference
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

October 26 – 27, 2018
Manhattan, KS
KSAEYC Annual Conference
Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children

October 25 – 27, 2018
Lynwood, WA
42nd Annual WAEYC Conference
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children

October 27, 2018
Dallas, TX
Conference
Montessori Back to School Conference
The Institute of Montessori Education (TIME)

November 2, 2018
Detroit, MI
The Infant Toddler Conference
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Chilren

November 2 – 4, 2018
Nashville, TN
Conference
Educational Leadership
ASCD

November 3, 2018
Hollidaysburg, PA
Conference
Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance Second Annual Conference
Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance

November 4 – 7, 2018
Arlington, VA
Leadership Summit
“Championing Education Leaders in the Digital Age”
State Educational Technology Directors Association

November 7 – 10, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
Conference
2018 CIEE Annual Conference

November 8 – 9, 2018
Detroit, MI
Conference
Independent Schools Association of the Central States Annual Conference
Independent Schools Association of the Central States

November 8 – 11, 2018
San Diego, CA
Conference
2018 Professional Development Conference
National Association of Biology Teachers

November 13 – 14
San Antonio, TX
Conference
AIE Conference
Advancing Improvement in Education

November 14
Raleigh, NC
Workshop
Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors
Southeast Montessori Collective

November 14 – 17, 2018
Washington, DC
NAEYC 2018 Annual Conference
National Association for the Education of Young Children

November 15 – 18, 2018
St Louis, MO
Convention
NCTE Annual Convention
National Council of Teachers of English

November 16, 2018
Galloway, NJ
Conference
Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference” 
American Conference on Diversity

November 16 – 18, 2018
Boston, MA
Conference
“Reaching for Greatness”
Learning & the Brain

November 28, 2018
White Plains, NY
Seminar
“The Neuropsychology of Mathematics”
Learning & the Brain

November 30, 2018
White Plains, NY
Seminar
“Building a Growth Mindset in Readers”
Learning & the Brain

December 6, 2018
White Plains, NY
Seminar
“Making Mindfulness Stick”
Learning & the Brain

2019

January 5 – 8, 2019
Honolulu, HI
Conference
Hawaii International Conference on Education

February 1 – 2, 2019
St. Paul, MN
2019 MNAEYC-MNSACA Annual State Conference
Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children

February 7 – 9, 2019
Orlando, FL
Annual Conference
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

February 15 – 17, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Conference
“Educating with Empathy”
Learning & the Brain

February 22 – 23, 2019
Lisle, IL
Conference
2019 AIMS Conference – Montessori: Foundations Transforming Futures
Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS)

February 22 – 24, 2019
Louisville, KY
Meeting
AACTE 71st Annual Meeting
AACTE

February 28 – March 2, 2019
Orlando, FL
Conference
SECA 70 Years Strong: Embracing the Joy
Southern Early Childhood Association

March 2, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Early Childhood Conference
Utah Association for the Education of Young Children

March 16 – 18, 2019
Chicago, IL
ASCD Empower19: The Conference for Every Educator
ASCD

April 4 – 6, 2019
Verona, NY
NYAEYC Annual Conference
New York Association for the Education of Young Children

May 3 – 5, 2019
New York, NY
Conference
“Schooling Social Minds”
Learning & the Brain

June 4 – 6, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
Conference
World Anti-Bullying Forum
FRIENDS International Centre Against Bullying

April 4 – 6, 2019
Pierre, SD
Conference
South Dakota Early Childhood Education Conference
South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children

April 4 – 6, 2019
Verona, NY
NYAEYC 2019 Annual Conference
New York Association for the Education of Young Children

April 11 – 19, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI
Annual Early Childhood Conference
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

April 25 – 27, 2019
Sandusky, OH
Ohio Early Childhood Conference
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children

April 25 – 27, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
2018 NevAEYC State Conference
Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children

June 25 – 28, 2019
Sydney Australia
Conference
International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019
International Society on Early Intervention

June 27 – 29, 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico
28th Annual Conference
World History Association

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