Adolescent education

Montessori Place-Based Education For Adolescents


Montessori Place-Based Education For Adolescents

Limited Seats !

In order to promote the development of Montessori adolescent education in Asia, Montessori Program for Global Impact based on National Chengchi University (MPGI) invites Adam Ladd, director of Hudson Montessori Middle School in USA, to Taiwan for sharing his experience on place-based education. The workshop includes presentations, hands-on projects, and group discussions, which enables participants to understand the principles of place-based education and practical application.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in Montessori adolescent education and the pedagogy of place.

  • Date:1-3 (Fri.-Sun.) March 2019

  • Venue:Room 413, Jing Tang Bldg. (College of Education), National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Lecturer:

    • Adam Ladd, Middle School Director, Hudson Montessori School, OH, USA

    • Kelly Ladd, Humanities teacher in the middle school program, Hudson Montessori School

  • Fee:100 USD (Pay by Bank Wire Transfer)

  • Registration information:

Deadline : 31 Jan 2019 (Registration will be closed if applications are oversubscribed before the deadline.)

    • Step 1 Online Registration:Fill out the registration sheet.

    • Step 2 The 1st Confirmation Email:The 1st confirmation email notifying the payment information will be sent to your email within 3 days after you completed the online registration.

    • Step 3 Make a Payment:Please make a remittance in United States dollar (USD) to the designate account within 3 days after you received the 1st confirmation email. *** Make sure you add the international transaction fee to your payment.

    • Step 4 Send the Proof of Payment:Please send the proof of payment (include your name, account number, amount, the date you transferred) to

    • Step 5 The 2nd Confirmation Email:Once you finished step 3&4, you will receive the 2nd confirmation email indicating registration completion.

  • Agenda:

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  • Refund Policies and Deadlines:

    • Registration cancellations must be requested by email.

    • The transaction fee will be deducted while giving refund.

    • Before 5 pm, 18 Feb 2019:85% refund of the registration fee.

    • Before 5 pm, 25 Feb 2019:50% refund of the registration fee.

    • After 5 pm, 25 Feb 2019:No refund is applicable.

    • Note that differences in the amount paid and the amount refunded may occur due to exchange rate fluctuation.

    • Refund will be made after the workshop.

    • Please allow at least 2-4 weeks for the refund procedure.

  • Contact information:MPGI Group +886-2-29393091 #69302

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Adam Ladd

Middle School Director, Hudson Montessori School, OH, USA

Adam serves as the director of the middle school program at Hudson Montessori School.  He earned his AMI/NAMTA certification in Montessori Adolescent Studies in 2015.

In the summer of 2018, Adam Ladd spent part of his summer assisting instruction at the AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies at Hershey Montessori School. The training hosted 40 participants from all around the world preparing them to teach middle and high school grades using Montessori's developmental approach to learning. During the training, Adam shared his heart-touching experience working in Hudson Montessori School, and organized all participants to have a very successful experience in place-based pedagogy.


Kelly Ladd

Humanities teacher in the middle school program, Hudson Montessori School

She has a wide variety of experiences in both public and Montessori education, and in both middle school and high school. In 2016, Kelly accepted a position teaching history at Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights and earned her AMI/NAMTA certification in Montessori Adolescent Studies in 2017.

In the workshops, Adam will be doing most of the speaking, while Kelly will be stepping in at some points. Her presence will be very helpful and we believe the participants will appreciate her passion and humor.


NATIONAL CHENGCHI UNIVERSITY montessori program for global impact






11.10-11.11 2018@TAIPEI TAIWAN

What is the potential of an adolescent child? Do you understand the adolescent’s developmental needs?

Join us for a weekend conference and professional workshops focused on an overview of essential Montessori principles and their practical application to aid future change-makers.

  • Date: Nov. 10 – Nov. 11, 2018

  • Location: NCCU Research and Inovation-Incubation Center 

    • Address: No.64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei 116, Taiwan  R.O.C.

    • Google Map: 24°59'15.0"N 121°34'34.0"E

  • Lecturers: Laurie Ewert-Krocker, Michael Waski 【About Lecturers】

    (Nov. 10) Panel Discussion

    • Moderator: Tung-Liao Cheng,

    • Panelist: Max Schubert

  • Admission: FREE + lunch box wil l be provided 
    (Value US $ 200 supported by Y2 Foundation for Future Education, Great Work Inc.)

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  • Agenda




Laurie Ewert-Krocker is the upper school director and pedagogical advisor at Hershey Montessori School in Huntsburg, Ohio. She holds AMI diplomas at the primary and elementary levels, a BA in English from John Carroll University (OH), and an MA in English from the University of Washington.

Ms. Ewert-Krocker was the founding head teacher of Hershey Montessori School’s Adolescent Community, a Montessori farm school model, and she works as a consultant to Montessori adolescent programs around the world.


Michael Waski is a math teacher at the Montessori High School at University Circle(Cleveland). He holds the AMI elementary diploma from Bergamo, a BS from Kent State University (OH), and an MA in educational administration from California State University, San Bernardino. Michael has been teaching for 21 years, 17 of which have been at the adolescent level. In addition, Mike is a member of the visiting faculty on the NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies program as well as a frequent NAMTA presenter.

Mike is also the author of Montessori Algebra for the Adolescent, the holy grail of advanced Montessori math for the adolescent.


【Panel Discussion - Panelist】


Max received Montessori education from Children’s House through high school graduation. Graduating from Ruffing Montessori School (Second oldest Montessori School in the United States) in 2012 and the Montessori High School at University Circle in 2016 where he received the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

He currently attends Colorado College as an International Business and Politics, and Education Major. Max is currently teaching 5th grade science as a student-teacher at Columbine Elementary School in Woodland Park Colorado where he focuses on environmental literacy.

He also serves as the Medical and Risk Management director at Elk Creek Ranch for Teenagers, where he instructs teenagers on horseback riding, backpacking and serves as a naturalist. Max plans to pursue a master’s degree in education from Colorado College as well as a Master of Business focused on high school administration. He hopes to attend the Montessori Adolescent training in Bergamo in the coming years.

【Panel Discussion - Moderator】


Tung-Liao Cheng is the associate professor in the Department of Education at National Chengchi University. He also serves as the principal investigator of Taiwan Experimental Education Center, dedicating himself to promoting the development of experimental education. 

This year, he is invited to be the principal investigator of Montessori Program for Global Impact. In addition, he took part in the NAMTA/AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies at Hershey Montessori Farm School this summer for better understanding the spirit of Montessori.

Seeing a remarkable vision of how Montessori education can prepare adolescents for their future, Tung-Liao Cheng makes an effort to bring Montessori education to the secondary school in Taiwan.