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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Monday, July 11 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Therapeutic Form Drawing

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This is a course for adults who want to explore for themselves the power of the forms in terms of what they are able to do for our personal healing. This form drawing work is not meant to be a substitute for other modalities of healing; rather, it can be a most helpful supplement or support for the other modalities. This brief course will offer insight regarding the reasons why it is important to do form drawing with children in school, as well as how it works in us as adults. I will introduce the concepts of clearing, healing, strengthening, and protecting and how the forms can be employed to work in us in these ways. Please be prepared for class with a graphite pencil and eraser, set of colored pencils, pencil sharpener, white paper, and a flat surface for drawing. For more information about therapeutic form drawing, please go to my website at www.laurembrey.com

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Laura Embrey-Stine

Pedagogical Chair, Camellia Waldorf School
I have been a teacher for 40 years and a form drawing teacher and enthusiast for over 25 years, working as a class teacher and high school teacher in three different Waldorf schools. I co-authored with Ernst Schuberth Form Drawing Grades 1-4 in 1998, and in the years 2016-2021, I... Read More →

Monday July 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT