Do NOT Cancel Hyatt Reservations

PLEASE, do not cancel your Hyatt reservation without contacting me first. The hotel is sold out and we still have folks looking for rooms.  When you cancel your reservation we can’t get anyone the discounted rate. Margot@montessori.org

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Room Sharing

We have an administrator coming from the Virgin Islands who would like a roommate. IF you do not already have a Hyatt reservation we can put you in email contact with her. Contact Margot at margot@montessori.org.

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Program Changes

Workshop #72 with Margaret Combs has been filled to capacity! One of our workshops, #77 Learning through Curiosity with Christopher Lloyd was omitted from the original conference registration sheet. Check out the content of Chris’ workshop on the website and then choose accordingly.

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Ride Sharing

There are folks arriving at the Tampa airport on Thursday who would like to ride share down to Sarasota. In order to do this, one person needs to make and pay for the reservation with services such as Supershuttle or even Uber. If you are willing to work this out I have the contact info […]

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Correction/Change in the Program

Due to an oversight we double booked Tracey Hall to do two workshops at once. While she’s quite talented, this proved to be a physical impossibility. So here is what we’ve done, #54. Is the Infant/Toddler material-making workshop. Since #16 on Friday had already been cancelled and there was no other Infant/Toddler workshop going on […]

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Hyatt Hotel is Now Sold Out

Hyatt Regency is now SOLD OUT of our room block for the November 2-5 conference. Please don’t let this discourage you from registering for the conference. The Aloft Hotel in Sarasota still has rooms and while we don’t have any agreement with them for a discount it is by far the most reasonably priced hotel […]

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Building the Pink Tower

Come Early! On Thursday afternoon, while we are setting up, a private screening of Building the Pink Tower will be shown. This is a free event to our attendees. Building the Pink Tower (working title) is a documentary film project that aims to reframe the national education conversation around creating learning environments that support children achieving their full […]

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Hurricanes Update

The Montessori Foundation and The International Montessori Council have been personally reaching out to our schools in the states and neighboring Islands that have recently been terribly impacted by the hurricanes. Of course, we’ve not yet heard from so many because power and internet will not be available to them for a long, long time. […]

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The Legend of John Ringling …

  Yes, John Ringling … of circus fame! There’s an old legend circulating around Sarasota that John Ringling had a Native American guide show him around the Sarasota area to assure him that the area was on a protected cove safe from the weather that can sometimes plague our sunshine state. Seems he knew of […]

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