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Alliance Summer 2022 Professional Development
The Alliance for Public Waldorf Education is offering Summer Professional Development designed for the Public Waldorf Community

Week 1: July 11th-15th Theory and Practice

Week One of Professional Development offers a combination of theory and practice for educators working out of the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education.  Designed for all members of the Public Waldorf community, participants can choose from a variety of offerings, including introductory/orientation sessions for those new to Public Waldorf education (these sessions are prerequisites for all grades teachers new to Public Waldorf who wish to enroll in Week #2). In addition to the orientation sessions, teachers have the opportunity to participate in courses in child development, special education, therapeutic education, DEI, leadership, and mindfulness.  Artistic courses are designed to help develop the teacher’s inner life.  Participants can sign up for the entire week or may select individual courses that meet their professional/inner development needs.  

Week 2: July 18th-22nd Early Childhood through 8th Grade

Week two is designed for teachers in schools working out of the core principles of Public Waldorf Education. The schedule reflects a professional development experience to support and prepare teachers for entering the classroom.  Instructors have all been involved with schools working out of the core principles and look forward to forming cohorts specific to each grade/area in the morning course.  The courses in math, literacy, and the arts will form as cohorts combining two grades.  Please expect to participate in all the courses for your grade/area, as the instructors are working together to build up a complete picture.  Our hope is that new friendships will form, new insights and practical skills will be gained and that participants will leave feeling refreshed and enthusiastic to begin teaching their classes.

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Alexandra Mekis

Sycamore Creek Community Charter
1st Grade Teacher
Huntington Beach CA
After my rowdy son had a hard time thriving in the traditional public school system, we found ourselves looking to new opportunity, which led us to a small Public Waldorf school trying to survive the tribulations of staying open during lockdowns and red tape. We took a leap of faith and we could not be happier. Not only does my son love school, I love it so much I decided to endeavor on the journey and couldn't be more appreciative; as I have found the Waldorf pedagogy and Anthroposophy to be a rich source of literal soul food. The pedagogy is both deeply meaningful in meeting all students, but also meeting me, right where I am. Formerly, I taught PE in Lynwood Unified. For the 2021-2022 school year I taught the magic of TK/ Kindergarten as well as finished up the Waldorf Foundations Studies Program through WSOC.  And this coming year I am rising up with my Kindergarteners and taking us on the journey of 1st grade. 
Monday, July 11
 

8:30am PDT

9:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

 
Wednesday, July 13
 

10:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

 
Thursday, July 14
 

9:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

 
Friday, July 15
 

9:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

 
Monday, July 18
 

8:30am PDT

 
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