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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Friday, July 15 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Restorative Practices & Conflict Resolution (Day 2)

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Waldorf is synonymous with building relationships. When it comes to discipline, many schools often deviate from the very foundation of the pedagogy and practice punitive discipline instead of understanding the emotion behind the behavior. By including restorative practices into the classroom, the fabric of the relationship stays strong and intact. We will work on better understanding what restorative practices are and how they can help bring the students into a deeper understanding of their actions and the impact they have on others. Through practice and lecture, participants will leave feeling better able to guide students in their understanding of classroom behavior. Because, we don't just teach reading and writing, we also need to teach how to be a student.

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Ashley Radzat

Teacher, The Sebastopol Charter School
Ashley Radzat has been involved in Waldorf education since 2001. Currently, Ashley is teaching at The Sebastopol Independent Charter School. After leading a class 1st-8th Ashley cycled back around and picked up a 7th-grade class. She is looking forward to graduating the class come... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT