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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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Monday, July 11
 

8:30am PDT

Opening
Join us for the start of the day with activities, celebrations, and announcements. This is a time to all join together before we break out into workshops for the day. 

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Mary Goral

Mary Goral

Executive Director/Educational Consultant, Kentahten Teacher Training/Transformational Teaching
Dr. Goral began her career in education over 30 years ago.  After teaching in the public schools in Bloomington, IN for 11 years, she received both her masters and doctorate in curriculum studies and math education from Indiana University.  Dr. Goral taught in higher education for... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Membership Services, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Orientation: Introduction and Overview of Waldorf Education
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

How We Teach is What We Teach
Drawing significantly, but not only, from Parker Palmer’s To Know as we are Known, we will also explore how to bring our students into a ‘living relationship’ with the subject they are studying. We will discuss how our worldview affects how we teach, and the specific impact it has in our Waldorf – oriented classrooms.

We will explore questions around boundaries and authority; true hospitality towards other ideas and ways of knowing; and the ’hidden curriculum’. Our goal will be to consider ideas like “knowing is loving” and to deepen the joy and understanding of our journey as Waldorf teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Orientation: Waldorf and Public Waldorf: What Does it Mean to be a Public Waldorf School?
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Social Justice Perspective to the Grades Curriculum (Day 1)
Through this three-day course, participants will delve into strategies to bridge the gap between modern social justice work and the K-8 Waldorf curriculum. We will explore ways of incorporating lessons that bring an anti-racist, feminist, class conscious, multicultural, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ perspective to the traditional Waldorf approach. Using the social justice curriculum created by the Social Justice Committee at Yuba River Charter School as a jumping-off point, participants will gain resources and awareness of ways of deepening and augmenting the traditional Waldorf approach to bring in marginalized voices. I will use my own experience as a veteran classroom teacher to lead conversations around the age-appropriateness of different content and how to connect this social justice work to Steiner's indications. This course will seek to build a bridge between the wisdom of the Waldorf approach and the pressing needs of the social issues of our time.

Speakers
avatar for Elliot Calloway

Elliot Calloway

Main Class Teacher, Yuba River Charter School
I discovered Waldorf education as a high school student at Kimberton Waldorf School in Pennsylvania. Ever since, then, I have been hooked. After graduating from Prescott College with a BA and Chapman University with an MAT, I worked as a class teacher at Journey School in Orange County... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Board Development/Role of the Board
How do we develop and sustain Public Waldorf School Boards? Learn the importance of defining the roles and responsibilities of the board within a school. Development of a sustainable board, and board practices. 

Speakers
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Membership Services, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Student Support in our Public Waldorf Schools: Day 1
Now more than ever, students need support in removing obstacles to their access to their natural capacities for learning in the areas of mathematics, reading, writing, and more. While some students benefit from extra time and practice to hone their skills, others continually struggle despite apparent high capacity. Accommodations help day-to-day, but should we stop there?

Rudolf Steiner suggested that educators learn to identify developmental gaps/delays that reveal the origins of learning difficulties and clues to offer ways to overcome them. In the present time, teachers of students of all ages must develop an understanding of how foundations for learning develop so that the individual support we offer becomes a regular practice interwoven into the fabric of the rich Waldorf curriculum.

General education, special educators, and administrators will benefit over the week as we explore the development of the foundations for learning, how to identify gaps/delays that underlie many learning difficulties, and ways to support our students in the removal of obstacles within the classroom setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Boshell

Kris Boshell

Co-Director, Waldorf Learning Support
I discovered Rudolf Steiner’s work in 2003 through my two children through Waldorf Education. I earned my certificate for Anthroposophical training for Waldorf Grades Teaching and Remedial Education from Rudolf Steiner College (RSC) in 2009, and M.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Finding Sources of Strength and Courage: Day 1 Beginnings

An exploration of courage and strength in our own life stories. What can we draw from those experiences in these uneasy times?

Beginnings - From Birth to 7: Life on Earth
We will explore the terrain of early childhood development through Waldorf principles and through guided sharing of our own observations and memories.

Participants will need paper and colored pencils or crayons.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brooks Quinn

Jennifer Brooks Quinn

biography counselor, Center for Biography and Social Art
Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a bi-lingual counselor, international adult educator, and a former Waldorf high school teacher with a private counseling and consulting practice. She has completed training in biography counseling and psychosynthesis. She serves on the Board of the Center for Biography and So... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

Therapeutic Form Drawing
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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Inner Work: Observation and Presence (Day 1)
How do I stop and breathe so I can be truly present and see my students?

This class will be a quiet time of self-development and nourishment. We will step onto a path to deepen our capacity to observe and sense; exercising our muscle for attending and noticing through plant observation. In that process, we will also observe ourselves and our process of seeing.

Please bring a notebook and colored pencils for this work.


Speakers
KL

Katherine Lehman

Teacher Educator, individual
 Katherine brings together her depth of experience in the realm of public education and her 30 years of experience in Waldorf Practice. Her ability to have a foot in both worlds allows those she mentors to have a wise observer and counsel to the inner and outer changes that bubble... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Spacial Dynamics and the Art of Teaching
Using Spacial Dynamic exercises we will learn practices that teach us how to imbue our teaching with the awareness of our whole being.  

Speakers
avatar for Jan Lyndes

Jan Lyndes

Teacher, Gathering Waters
Movement education (Bothmer/ Spacial Dynamic).Practical Arts.Building the etheric of  self/ school/ community.


Monday July 11, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom
 
Tuesday, July 12
 

8:30am PDT

Opening
Join us for the start of the day with activities, celebrations, and announcements. This is a time to all join together before we break out into workshops for the day. 

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Mary Goral

Mary Goral

Executive Director/Educational Consultant, Kentahten Teacher Training/Transformational Teaching
Dr. Goral began her career in education over 30 years ago.  After teaching in the public schools in Bloomington, IN for 11 years, she received both her masters and doctorate in curriculum studies and math education from Indiana University.  Dr. Goral taught in higher education for... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Membership Services, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Orientation: Overview of Child Development and Nature of the Human Being (Core Principles 1 & 2)
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Cyber Civics Lessons in Digital Citizenship
This interactive presentation will introduce participants to Digital Citizenship: The safe and responsible use of digital tools. You will be led through a variety of Cyber Civics lessons, ideal for 6th graders, on a variety of topics including citizenship, digital reputation management, ethical thinking online, cyberbullying, digital drama, hate speech, and privacy. You’ll discover how you can teach your students these important lessons without using technology at all!

Speakers
avatar for Diana Graber

Diana Graber

Founder, Cyber Civics
Diana is the author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) and founder of CyberWise.org (aka, No Grownup Left Behind!) and CyberCivics.com, two organizations dedicated to digital literacy skills. A long-time media producer with an M.A. in “Media Psychology & Social Change,” Graber developed (and still teaches) Cyber Civics at Journey School, a public charter Waldorf... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Orientation: Child Development and Curriculum: Principles 1 & 2 applied)
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Social Justice Perspective to the Grades Curriculum (Day 2)
Through this three-day course, participants will delve into strategies to bridge the gap between modern social justice work and the K-8 Waldorf curriculum. We will explore ways of incorporating lessons that bring an anti-racist, feminist, class conscious, multicultural, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ perspective to the traditional Waldorf approach. Using the social justice curriculum created by the Social Justice Committee at Yuba River Charter School as a jumping-off point, participants will gain resources and awareness of ways of deepening and augmenting the traditional Waldorf approach to bring in marginalized voices. I will use my own experience as a veteran classroom teacher to lead conversations around the age-appropriateness of different content and how to connect this social justice work to Steiner's indications. This course will seek to build a bridge between the wisdom of the Waldorf approach and the pressing needs of the social issues of our time.

Speakers
avatar for Elliot Calloway

Elliot Calloway

Main Class Teacher, Yuba River Charter School
I discovered Waldorf education as a high school student at Kimberton Waldorf School in Pennsylvania. Ever since, then, I have been hooked. After graduating from Prescott College with a BA and Chapman University with an MAT, I worked as a class teacher at Journey School in Orange County... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Collaborative Leadership/Consensus Decision Making
Learn how to implement a collaborative leadership structure within a Public Waldorf School. Gain the tools to utilize consensus decision making which can transform your school community. 

Speakers
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Membership Services, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Student Support in our Public Waldorf Schools: Day 2
Now more than ever, students need support in removing obstacles to their access to their natural capacities for learning in the areas of mathematics, reading, writing, and more. While some students benefit from extra time and practice to hone their skills, others continually struggle despite apparent high capacity. Accommodations help day-to-day, but should we stop there?
 
Rudolf Steiner suggested that educators learn to identify developmental gaps/delays that reveal the origins of learning difficulties and clues to offer ways to overcome them. In the present time, teachers of students of all ages must develop an understanding of how foundations for learning develop so that the individual support we offer becomes a regular practice interwoven into the fabric of the rich Waldorf curriculum.
 
General education, special educators, and administrators will benefit over the week as we explore the development of the foundations for learning, how to identify gaps/delays that underlie many learning difficulties, and ways to support our students in the removal of obstacles within the classroom setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Boshell

Kris Boshell

Co-Director, Waldorf Learning Support
I discovered Rudolf Steiner’s work in 2003 through my two children through Waldorf Education. I earned my certificate for Anthroposophical training for Waldorf Grades Teaching and Remedial Education from Rudolf Steiner College (RSC) in 2009, and M.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Finding Sources of Strength and Courage: Day 2 Opening to the World

An exploration of courage and strength in our own life stories. What can we draw from those experiences in these uneasy times?  

Opening to the World- From 7 to 14 
This workshop invites you to explore some of the archetypal themes in your own childhood. You will discover that through this recalling, you will gain a deeper understanding of children in this phase of life. 

Participants will need paper and colored pencils or crayons.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brooks Quinn

Jennifer Brooks Quinn

biography counselor, Center for Biography and Social Art
Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a bi-lingual counselor, international adult educator, and a former Waldorf high school teacher with a private counseling and consulting practice. She has completed training in biography counseling and psychosynthesis. She serves on the Board of the Center for Biography and So... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Therapeutic Form Drawing
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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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 →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Eurythmy for Health and Well Being
This class features Eurythmy exercises to help teachers maintain good health.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ruud

Mary Ruud

Eurythmist, Living Arts Eurythmy
Mary Ruud has taught eurythmy and has offered eurythmy therapy for 40 years in public, private and charter schools. Mary is a eurythmist, a therapeutic eurythmist and a therapeutic horsemanship instructor. She has been teaching teachers for more than 20 years, in the Great Lakes Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Inner Work: Observation and Presence (Day 2)
How do I stop and breathe so I can be truly present and see my students?

This class will be a quiet time of self-development and nourishment. We will step onto a path to deepen our capacity to observe and sense; exercising our muscle for attending and noticing through plant observation. In that process, we will also observe ourselves and our process of seeing.

Please bring a notebook and colored pencils for this work.

Speakers
KL

Katherine Lehman

Teacher Educator, individual
 Katherine brings together her depth of experience in the realm of public education and her 30 years of experience in Waldorf Practice. Her ability to have a foot in both worlds allows those she mentors to have a wise observer and counsel to the inner and outer changes that bubble... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom
 
Wednesday, July 13
 

8:30am PDT

Opening
Join us for the start of the day with activities, celebrations, and announcements. This is a time to all join together before we break out into workshops for the day. 

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Mary Goral

Mary Goral

Executive Director/Educational Consultant, Kentahten Teacher Training/Transformational Teaching
Dr. Goral began her career in education over 30 years ago.  After teaching in the public schools in Bloomington, IN for 11 years, she received both her masters and doctorate in curriculum studies and math education from Indiana University.  Dr. Goral taught in higher education for... Read More →
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Membership Services, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Orientation: Social Goals of Public Waldorf Education: Social Change, Access and Diversity (Core Principles 3 & 5)
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Cyber Civics Lessons in Information Literacy
This interactive presentation will introduce participants to Information Literacy: How to find retrieve, analyze, and use online information. Topics covered will include: how to do effective searching, copyright, plagiarism, fair use, using Wikipedia, and understanding how personal information influences search results. You will learn how to help students manage screen time and keep themselves safe online. Ideal for 7th-grade teachers who will discover how they can teach these Cyber Civics lessons to their students without screens.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Graber

Diana Graber

Founder, Cyber Civics
Diana is the author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) and founder of CyberWise.org (aka, No Grownup Left Behind!) and CyberCivics.com, two organizations dedicated to digital literacy skills. A long-time media producer with an M.A. in “Media Psychology & Social Change,” Graber developed (and still teaches) Cyber Civics at Journey School, a public charter Waldorf... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Orientation: Multicultural Curriculum, Therapeutic Approaches, Trauma-Informed Education, Schools in Time & Place (Principles 3 & 5 applied)
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Social Justice Perspective to the Grades Curriculum (Day 3)
Through this three-day course, participants will delve into strategies to bridge the gap between modern social justice work and the K-8 Waldorf curriculum. We will explore ways of incorporating lessons that bring an anti-racist, feminist, class conscious, multicultural, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ perspective to the traditional Waldorf approach. Using the social justice curriculum created by the Social Justice Committee at Yuba River Charter School as a jumping-off point, participants will gain resources and awareness of ways of deepening and augmenting the traditional Waldorf approach to bring in marginalized voices. I will use my own experience as a veteran classroom teacher to lead conversations around the age-appropriateness of different content and how to connect this social justice work to Steiner's indications. This course will seek to build a bridge between the wisdom of the Waldorf approach and the pressing needs of the social issues of our time.

Speakers
avatar for Elliot Calloway

Elliot Calloway

Main Class Teacher, Yuba River Charter School
I discovered Waldorf education as a high school student at Kimberton Waldorf School in Pennsylvania. Ever since, then, I have been hooked. After graduating from Prescott College with a BA and Chapman University with an MAT, I worked as a class teacher at Journey School in Orange County... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Building a Community of Learning
“It all makes sense,” said my 16-year-old daughter, “all the teachers know what the others are doing”. To build this strong vessel around our students, we can think of schools as walnut shells: the outer shell both protects and forms the heart of the nut. Learning is a community undertaking, parents, administration, and other colleagues all affect what happens in ‘your’ classroom. We will begin to explore together how to strengthen the vessel that ‘holds’ the children; how subject teachers and class teachers can work effectively and efficiently together; how a whole faculty can actualize Steiner’s idea of ‘Economy in Teaching’; and how seamless interaction between parents and teachers can be improved and supported.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Student Support in our Public Waldorf Schools: Day 3
Now more than ever, students need support in removing obstacles to their access to their natural capacities for learning in the areas of mathematics, reading, writing, and more. While some students benefit from extra time and practice to hone their skills, others continually struggle despite apparent high capacity. Accommodations help day-to-day, but should we stop there?

Rudolf Steiner suggested that educators learn to identify developmental gaps/delays that reveal the origins of learning difficulties and clues to offer ways to overcome them. In the present time, teachers of students of all ages must develop an understanding of how foundations for learning develop so that the individual support we offer becomes a regular practice interwoven into the fabric of the rich Waldorf curriculum.

General education, special educators, and administrators will benefit over the week as we explore the development of the foundations for learning, how to identify gaps/delays that underlie many learning difficulties, and ways to support our students in the removal of obstacles within the classroom setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Boshell

Kris Boshell

Co-Director, Waldorf Learning Support
I discovered Rudolf Steiner’s work in 2003 through my two children through Waldorf Education. I earned my certificate for Anthroposophical training for Waldorf Grades Teaching and Remedial Education from Rudolf Steiner College (RSC) in 2009, and M.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Finding Sources of Strength and Courage: Day 3 Closed for Reconstruction

An exploration of courage and strength in our own life stories. What can we draw from those experiences in these uneasy times?

Closed for Reconstruction- From 14 to 21
Recalling our own adolescence gives a glimpse into the archetypal themes of this life phase. Through knowing ourselves and sharing with others, we can begin to understand adolescents.

Participants will need paper and colored pencils or crayons.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brooks Quinn

Jennifer Brooks Quinn

biography counselor, Center for Biography and Social Art
Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a bi-lingual counselor, international adult educator, and a former Waldorf high school teacher with a private counseling and consulting practice. She has completed training in biography counseling and psychosynthesis. She serves on the Board of the Center for Biography and So... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Three-fold Chalk Movement Day #1
This is a contemplative 2-day chalk experience that is a metaphor for our Main Lessons, Administrative Structures, and the development of the human being 0-21.  
On day 1, we will collectively apply and smudge our way through the Willing and Feeling steps and go home with a pre-sleep meditation in search of an image.
On day 2, each individual will either choose to follow me or draw out their own image through the Thinking step of the piece.

Materials: Chalk Pastels, Painting Paper, Tape, Drawing or Painting Boards, Rag or Paper Towel, Tissue Paper (for those who are sensitive to the feel of dusty, gritty chalk to smudge with)

Speakers
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Inner Work: Observation and Presence (Day 3)
How do I stop and breathe so I can be truly present and see my students?

This class will be a quiet time of self-development and nourishment. We will step onto a path to deepen our capacity to observe and sense; exercising our muscle for attending and noticing through plant observation. In that process, we will also observe ourselves and our process of seeing.

Please bring a notebook and colored pencils for this work.

Speakers
KL

Katherine Lehman

Teacher Educator, individual
 Katherine brings together her depth of experience in the realm of public education and her 30 years of experience in Waldorf Practice. Her ability to have a foot in both worlds allows those she mentors to have a wise observer and counsel to the inner and outer changes that bubble... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Spacial Dynamics for Teacher Self-Care
Through movement and Spacial Dynamics streams, we will explore the possibilities of being more present, more supported, and more joyful in ourselves and in our work and play with the children.  Expect to experience movement in new ways that fortify your Life Forces.  Wear loose comfortable clothing for large movement.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn St. Pierre

Lynn St. Pierre

Early Childhood Educator, Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices
Lynn St. Pierre joyfully presents professional development for early childhood educators through in-person trainings, workshops, “live streaming” or online courses. Topics include early childhood developmental movement - loving touch, hand gesture and large movement plays, singing... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom
 
Thursday, July 14
 

8:30am PDT

Opening
Join us for the start of the day with activities, celebrations, and announcements. This is a time to all join together before we break out into workshops for the day. 

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Membership Services, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Orientation: Human Relationships, Collaborative Leadership, Schools as Learning Communities (Core Principles 4, 6, & 7)
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Cyber Civics Lessons in Media Literacy
This interactive presentation will introduce participants to Media Literacy: How to use critical thinking skills to analyze media messages. In this age of “fake news,” it is imperative for young people to know how to critically evaluate the information they find online. You will learn how to teach your students to spot misinformation and identify“ clickbait” and “deep fakes. Additionally,  you will be introduced to lessons on media stereotypes and representation, visual literacy, sexting, ethical thinking, and future technologies. These Cyber Civics lessons prepare students to be effective and ethical participants in the online world in high school and beyond. Ideal for 8th-grade teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Graber

Diana Graber

Founder, Cyber Civics
Diana is the author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) and founder of CyberWise.org (aka, No Grownup Left Behind!) and CyberCivics.com, two organizations dedicated to digital literacy skills. A long-time media producer with an M.A. in “Media Psychology & Social Change,” Graber developed (and still teaches) Cyber Civics at Journey School, a public charter Waldorf... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Orientation: School Structure and Governance, Faculty Meetings, Working with Parents, Collegial Work (Principles 4, 6, & 7 applied)
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Restorative Practices & Conflict Resolution (Day 1)
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.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Radzat

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 →


Thursday July 14, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Leadership in Public Waldorf Schools
Join Caleb Buckley for an exploration of current topics and issues in the leadership and administration of Public Waldorf schools. Using examples from his extensive experience in leadership positions in public and independent Waldorf schools and in forming and leading a charter management organization, Caleb will address topics including ethics in the public sector and effective time management. Caleb will offer discussion on survival skills in administrative work and conducting employee evaluations.

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Buckley

Caleb Buckley

Executive Director, Golden Valley Charter Schools
Golden Valley is a charter management organization that operates two Waldorf Charter School - GV River School and GV Orchard School, I am the Executive Director so I oversee the principals and operations of the central administration. It's great to see old friends at the conference... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Student Support in our Public Waldorf Schools: Day 4
Now more than ever, students need support in removing obstacles to their access to their natural capacities for learning in the areas of mathematics, reading, writing, and more. While some students benefit from extra time and practice to hone their skills, others continually struggle despite apparent high capacity. Accommodations help day-to-day, but should we stop there?

Rudolf Steiner suggested that educators learn to identify developmental gaps/delays that reveal the origins of learning difficulties and clues to offer ways to overcome them. In the present time, teachers of students of all ages must develop an understanding of how foundations for learning develop so that the individual support we offer becomes a regular practice interwoven into the fabric of the rich Waldorf curriculum.

General education, special educators, and administrators will benefit over the week as we explore the development of the foundations for learning, how to identify gaps/delays that underlie many learning difficulties, and ways to support our students in the removal of obstacles within the classroom setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Boshell

Kris Boshell

Co-Director, Waldorf Learning Support
I discovered Rudolf Steiner’s work in 2003 through my two children through Waldorf Education. I earned my certificate for Anthroposophical training for Waldorf Grades Teaching and Remedial Education from Rudolf Steiner College (RSC) in 2009, and M.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Finding Sources of Strength and Courage: Day 4 How are you... really?

An exploration of courage and strength in our own life stories. What can we draw from those experiences in these uneasy times?

Would you welcome a chance to share your responses – concerns, activities, sadness, or moments of resilience? You will be guided through simple biography exercises for personal reflection. As we speak out of our own experiences and listen carefully to others, we can practice building strength and support in these challenging days.

Participants will need paper and colored pencils or crayons.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brooks Quinn

Jennifer Brooks Quinn

biography counselor, Center for Biography and Social Art
Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a bi-lingual counselor, international adult educator, and a former Waldorf high school teacher with a private counseling and consulting practice. She has completed training in biography counseling and psychosynthesis. She serves on the Board of the Center for Biography and So... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Three-fold Chalk Movement Day #2
This is a contemplative 2-day chalk experience that is a metaphor for our Main Lessons, Administrative Structures, and the development of the human being 0-21.  
On day 1, we will collectively apply and smudge our way through the Willing and Feeling steps and go home with a pre-sleep meditation in search of an image.
On day 2, each individual will either choose to follow me or draw out their own image through the Thinking step of the piece.

Materials: Chalk Pastels, Painting Paper, Tape, Drawing or Painting Boards, Rag or Paper Towel, Tissue Paper (for those who are sensitive to the feel of dusty, gritty chalk to smudge with)

Speakers
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Inner Work: Observation and Presence (Day 4)
How do I stop and breathe so I can be truly present and see my students?

This class will be a quiet time of self-development and nourishment. We will step onto a path to deepen our capacity to observe and sense; exercising our muscle for attending and noticing through plant observation. In that process, we will also observe ourselves and our process of seeing.

Please bring a notebook and colored pencils for this work.

Speakers
KL

Katherine Lehman

Teacher Educator, individual
 Katherine brings together her depth of experience in the realm of public education and her 30 years of experience in Waldorf Practice. Her ability to have a foot in both worlds allows those she mentors to have a wise observer and counsel to the inner and outer changes that bubble... Read More →


Thursday July 14, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Spacial Dynamics and the Art of Teaching
Using Spacial Dynamic exercises we will learn practices that teach us how to imbue our teaching with the awareness of our whole being.  

Speakers
avatar for Jan Lyndes

Jan Lyndes

Teacher, Gathering Waters
Movement education (Bothmer/ Spacial Dynamic).Practical Arts.Building the etheric of  self/ school/ community.


Thursday July 14, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom
 
Friday, July 15
 

8:30am PDT

Opening
Join us for the start of the day with activities, celebrations, and announcements. This is a time to all join together before we break out into workshops for the day. 

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Hellene S. Brodsky, MA

Hellene S. Brodsky, MA

APWE BOARD/Journey School, Alliance/JS
Hellene has been a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator for over 25 years.  She has served in the Public and Independent movements working with both children and adults.  She has a Master’s in Waldorf Education with a background in School Psychology and Clinical Psychology.  Hellene... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Membership Services, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 8:30am - 8:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Orientation: Methods and Methodology: Structure of the Year, Week, and Day; Main Lesson and Specials; Integration of the Arts; the Role of Story, etc...
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

9:00am PDT

Historical Place of Spirituality in Education
This session will offer a broad overview of the development of education in the Western world, and the driving force of spirituality in its evolution from the Classical Greek marketplace to our present day. We will look in on the Dark Ages, the pre-institutionalized theocentric generalism of the 12th C, the gradual division and specialization of the ‘subjects’, and we will make a brief detour to acquaint ourselves with the attempt to mend this fragmentation in Islamic and Jewish thought.

We will re-affirm that Waldorf education, which acknowledges and puts the inner development of the human being at the center is a truly whole-istic education.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Zoom

10:00am PDT

Orientation: The Role of the Teacher. Inner Work, Observation, Biography, Reflective Practices, etc...
Introductory/orientation session 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).

Speakers
avatar for Rainbow Rosenbloom

Rainbow Rosenbloom

Founding Director, Live Education!
Rainbow stumbled upon Waldorf education at age 19, finished his degree in Philosophy with a concentration on education, and headed off to Emerson College in England to complete his Waldorf training.  Working with Francis Edmunds, Owen Barfield, John Davy and a host of other deeply... Read More →
avatar for Liz Beaven, EdD

Liz Beaven, EdD

Executive Director, Alliance
Liz Beaven has over 35 years of experience in Waldorf education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. She has wide experience in board and committee work. Liz was born and raised in New Zealand and is the proud... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

Restorative Practices & Conflict Resolution (Day 2)
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.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Radzat

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
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Leadership in Public Waldorf Schools
Join Caleb Buckley for an exploration of current topics and issues in the leadership and administration of Public Waldorf schools. Using examples from his extensive experience in leadership positions in public and independent Waldorf schools and in forming and leading a charter management organization, Caleb will address topics including ethics in the public sector and effective time management. Caleb will offer discussion on survival skills in administrative work and conducting employee evaluations.

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Buckley

Caleb Buckley

Executive Director, Golden Valley Charter Schools
Golden Valley is a charter management organization that operates two Waldorf Charter School - GV River School and GV Orchard School, I am the Executive Director so I oversee the principals and operations of the central administration. It's great to see old friends at the conference... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

11:00am PDT

Student Support in our Public Waldorf Schools: Day 5
Now more than ever, students need support in removing obstacles to their access to their natural capacities for learning in the areas of mathematics, reading, writing, and more. While some students benefit from extra time and practice to hone their skills, others continually struggle despite apparent high capacity. Accommodations help day-to-day, but should we stop there?

Rudolf Steiner suggested that educators learn to identify developmental gaps/delays that reveal the origins of learning difficulties and clues to offer ways to overcome them. In the present time, teachers of students of all ages must develop an understanding of how foundations for learning develop so that the individual support we offer becomes a regular practice interwoven into the fabric of the rich Waldorf curriculum.

General education, special educators, and administrators will benefit over the week as we explore the development of the foundations for learning, how to identify gaps/delays that underlie many learning difficulties, and ways to support our students in the removal of obstacles within the classroom setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Boshell

Kris Boshell

Co-Director, Waldorf Learning Support
I discovered Rudolf Steiner’s work in 2003 through my two children through Waldorf Education. I earned my certificate for Anthroposophical training for Waldorf Grades Teaching and Remedial Education from Rudolf Steiner College (RSC) in 2009, and M.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Finding Sources of Strength and Courage: Day 5 How are you... really?

An exploration of courage and strength in our own life stories. What can we draw from those experiences in these uneasy times?

Would you welcome a chance to share your responses – concerns, activities, sadness, or moments of resilience? You will be guided through simple biography exercises for personal reflection. As we speak out of our own experiences and listen carefully to others, we can practice building strength and support in these challenging days.

Participants will need paper and colored pencils or crayons.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brooks Quinn

Jennifer Brooks Quinn

biography counselor, Center for Biography and Social Art
Jennifer Brooks Quinn is a bi-lingual counselor, international adult educator, and a former Waldorf high school teacher with a private counseling and consulting practice. She has completed training in biography counseling and psychosynthesis. She serves on the Board of the Center for Biography and So... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

1:00pm PDT

Handwork for Mindfulness
Children (and adults) are still working hard to re-gain their balance and find their footing again after the disruption of the last two years. Engaging in handwork will help them. The rhythmical, repetitive, bilateral movements increase the production of serotonin, helping to calm and comfort a person. Holding the work in your hands creates a personal ‘safe space’; working alongside others can facilitate companionable silence or easy conversation. Working with your hands means you are taking hold of something real, and the world is no longer at arm’s length. Giving away something you have made re-establishes a tangible relationship.
Together we will explore the healing value of mindful handwork as we engage in a slow stitching project together.

Materials required:
Small scraps of attractive fabric, needle, scissors, and sewing thread.
I will provide an instructional video that you may like to watch ahead of time.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Eurythmy for Health and Well Being
This class features Eurythmy exercises to help teachers maintain good health and offset the use of media.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ruud

Mary Ruud

Eurythmist, Living Arts Eurythmy
Mary Ruud has taught eurythmy and has offered eurythmy therapy for 40 years in public, private and charter schools. Mary is a eurythmist, a therapeutic eurythmist and a therapeutic horsemanship instructor. She has been teaching teachers for more than 20 years, in the Great Lakes Teacher... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Inner Work: Observation and Presence (Day 5)
How do I stop and breathe so I can be truly present and see my students?

This class will be a quiet time of self-development and nourishment. We will step onto a path to deepen our capacity to observe and sense; exercising our muscle for attending and noticing through plant observation. In that process, we will also observe ourselves and our process of seeing.

Please bring a notebook and colored pencils for this work.

Speakers
KL

Katherine Lehman

Teacher Educator, individual
 Katherine brings together her depth of experience in the realm of public education and her 30 years of experience in Waldorf Practice. Her ability to have a foot in both worlds allows those she mentors to have a wise observer and counsel to the inner and outer changes that bubble... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Zoom
 
Monday, July 18
 

8:30am PDT

Picture of Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education: A Week of Renewal & Practical Application:                                      
Rejuvenating yourself and your Kindergarten Community

8:30-8:50: Opening - This includes grade-level colleagues and EC participants

9:00-9:45: Song, Circle, and Movement with Anna Rainville
We will start our time together with traditional and new songs, gestures, and movements that you can bring to your classroom.

9:45-10:00: nature stretch/transition

10:00-10:45:
  • Monday: Introductions - Come with a living question for the week.  This will support our two-part presentation and discussion of Developmental Stages: Core Principle #2 with Hellene Brodsky. Understanding the age level we serve and why we do what we do. What is essential?                                                         
  • Tuesday: Math in the Kindergarten with Monica Alexandra. Relevant math awareness in our classes - how what, and why?                                                                               
  • Wednesday: ELA in the Kindergarten with Monica Alexandra. The foundation of language development and critical thinking.                                                                                    
  • Thursday:    Developmental Stages: Core Principle #2 with Hellene Brodsky. Understanding the age level we serve and why we do what we do. What is essential?  Do we offer windows and mirrors in our classrooms? 
  • Friday: Beyond the Gender Binary with Ellinoa Blake. A conversation about building a classroom that fosters inclusive language, representation, and advocacy for LGBTQ.

11:00-12:00:
  • Monday: Dancing Hands, Finger Games, and Therapeutic Gestures Lynn St Pierre. Experience hand games, movement, and songs to support our student development.       
  • Tuesday: Dancing Hands, Finger Games, and Therapeutic Gestures Lynn St Pierre 
  • Wednesday: Spatial Dynamics: Balance of the Teacher Lynn St Pierre 
  • Thursday: Therapeutic Eurythmy with Mary Rudd. Eurythmy stories and movements you can bring to your class!                                                                              
  • Friday: Therapeutic Eurythmy with Mary Rudd

12:00-1:00: Lunch, Nature Break, SOCIAL

1:00-3:00:  Practical Arts: Handwork as a Healing Art - Hellene S. Brodsky.
Each day we will explore a seasonal craft that you can share with the parent body, students, and community. You will need the following supplies: a sewing kit, felt sheets, wooden peg doll/s, wool roving (a variety of colors, a bar of soap, needle felting supplies, embroidery thread, painting paper and paint, a large candle, and decorating wax, silk that can be cut. Together, we will map out the week!
Monday: Friendship/Kindness Ball of yarn
Tuesday: Sew Pouch and Make Special Gnome Friend
Wednesday: Soap on a Rope - felt with hands and feet
Thursday: Single String Marionette
Friday: Share our favorite yearly projects, crafts...

Speakers
avatar for Monica Alexandra

Monica Alexandra

Alliance conference
Monica Alexandra taught at Green Meadow Waldorf School for twelve years before leaving to co-found a Waldorf-inspired public school in New York City. She later helped found a Waldorf-inspired Charter school in Oakland, CA. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Sunbridge College... Read More →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →
avatar for Hellene S. Brodsky, MA

Hellene S. Brodsky, MA

APWE BOARD/Journey School, Alliance/JS
Hellene has been a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator for over 25 years.  She has served in the Public and Independent movements working with both children and adults.  She has a Master’s in Waldorf Education with a background in School Psychology and Clinical Psychology.  Hellene... Read More →
avatar for Ellinoa Blake

Ellinoa Blake

Ellinoa Blake was shaped by her Waldorf education in K-8, and went on to attend Humboldt State University where she earned a B.A. in Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Sparked by an interest around the intersection between equity and education she continued her studies... Read More →
avatar for Lynn St. Pierre

Lynn St. Pierre

Early Childhood Educator, Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices
Lynn St. Pierre joyfully presents professional development for early childhood educators through in-person trainings, workshops, “live streaming” or online courses. Topics include early childhood developmental movement - loving touch, hand gesture and large movement plays, singing... Read More →
avatar for Mary Ruud

Mary Ruud

Eurythmist, Living Arts Eurythmy
Mary Ruud has taught eurythmy and has offered eurythmy therapy for 40 years in public, private and charter schools. Mary is a eurythmist, a therapeutic eurythmist and a therapeutic horsemanship instructor. She has been teaching teachers for more than 20 years, in the Great Lakes Teacher... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:00pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 1st Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 1st Grade
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break
11-11:50: Literacy with Jennifer Nelson
12-12:50: Math with Jennifer Nelson
1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk
Tuesday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolf
Wednesday: Form Drawing with Laura Embrey Stine
This course for teachers will show a healthy sequence of forms and the best types of forms to present and teach the children in the first and second grades. We will cover single forms and running forms for both grades. Please be prepared for class with a graphite pencil and eraser, a set of crayons or colored pencils, pencil sharpener, white paper, and a flat surface for drawing. It is helpful to have large paper for the running forms especially.
Thursday: Singing Games and Folk Dancing with Anna Rainville
Friday: Practical Handwork with Elizabeth Seward
1st grade marks the first formal handwork classes, when all students are expected to begin, carry through, and finish a project. Along with this challenge to their will forces, very fine motor skills are required as they learn to knit. These skills are further developed in 2nd grade when crochet is also often introduced towards the end of the year. This session will explain and demonstrate how to effectively and efficiently introduce this relatively complex skill to 1st graders, how to pace the teaching of various skills (casting on, knitting, casting off, sewing, purling, etc), and how to include volunteers or assistants if you choose to do so, and we will outline an effective template for handwork lessons.

We will knit a small square together, which will become a butterfly

Materials required:
Knitting needles, ideally size 10 or 10.5
Yarn, ideally bulky weight, in 1,2,3, or 4 colors
Alternatively: size 8 needles and worsted weight wool yarn.
NOTE: actually, almost any yarn combination will make a charming butterfly

Recommended: Teaching Through Stories: Jane and Jeremy Learn to Knit, by Elizabeth Seward. Available as an e-book.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

Waldorf- Inspired Visual Arts, K-5, Jefferson County Public Schools
Jennifer holds a BA in Social Science, an MAT in Elementary Education, a Rank One (30 credit hours beyond a masters degree) in Education with an emphasis in Public Waldorf studies, and an MA in Educational Leadership.   She has spent the last 13 years as teacher for Jefferson County... Read More →
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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 →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 2nd Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 2nd Grade with Elizabeth Zettler
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break
11-11:50: Literacy with Jennifer Nelson
12-12:50: Math with Jennifer Nelson
1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk
Tuesday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolf
Wednesday: Form Drawing with Laura Embrey Stine
This course for teachers will show a healthy sequence of forms and the best types of forms to present and teach the children in the first and second grades. We will cover single forms and running forms for both grades. Please be prepared for class with a graphite pencil and eraser, a set of crayons or colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, white paper, and a flat surface for drawing. It is helpful to have large paper for the running forms especially.
Thursday: Singing Games and Folk Dancing with Anna Rainville
Friday: Practical Handwork with Elizabeth Seward
1st grade marks the first formal handwork classes, when all students are expected to begin, carry through, and finish a project. Along with this challenge to their will forces, very fine motor skills are required as they learn to knit. These skills are further developed in 2nd grade when crochet is also often introduced towards the end of the year. This session will explain and demonstrate how to effectively and efficiently introduce this relatively complex skill to 1st graders, how to pace the teaching of various skills (casting on, knitting, casting off, sewing, purling, etc), and how to include volunteers or assistants if you choose to do so, and we will outline an effective template for handwork lessons.

We will knit a small square together, which will become a butterfly
 
Materials required:
Knitting needles, ideally size 10 or 10.5
Yarn, ideally bulky weight, in 1,2,3, or 4 colors
Alternatively: size 8 needles and worsted weight wool yarn.
NOTE: actually, almost any yarn combination will make a charming butterfly

Recommended: Teaching Through Stories: Jane and Jeremy Learn to Knit, by Elizabeth Seward. Available as an e-book.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Zettler

Elizabeth Zettler

Lead Teacher Grade 2/Faculty Co-Chair
Elizabeth Zettler is currently a 2nd Grade teacher at Spring River School where she integrates Waldorf teaching methods in an outdoor forest classroom.Elizabeth has Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees in Vocal Performance both with a focus in operatic singing, as well as a Masters... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

Waldorf- Inspired Visual Arts, K-5, Jefferson County Public Schools
Jennifer holds a BA in Social Science, an MAT in Elementary Education, a Rank One (30 credit hours beyond a masters degree) in Education with an emphasis in Public Waldorf studies, and an MA in Educational Leadership.   She has spent the last 13 years as teacher for Jefferson County... Read More →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 3rd Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 3rd Grade with Robert Pegg
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages & the 9 Year Change
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break
11-11:50: Math with Elizbeth Zettler
12-12:50: Literacy with Elizabeth Zettler
1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Form Drawing with Laura Embrey Stine
This course for teachers will show a healthy sequence of forms and the best types of forms to present and teach to the children in the third and fourth grades. We will cover single forms and running forms for both grades. Fourth-grade forms will be of the woven, Celtic variety, and coloring/shading techniques will be offered. Please be prepared for class with a graphite pencil and eraser, a set of colored pencils, pencil sharpener, white paper, and a flat surface for drawing. It is helpful to have large paper for some of the forms.
Tuesday: Practical Handwork with Elizabeth Seward
3rd grade is pivotal in handwork, as in so many other ways. Children learn practical skills, and learn to take raw material – fluffy, formless, sheep’s wool – in their hands and by their own steadfast efforts to transform it into strong yarn – that can even pull their teacher across the room! This, for me, epitomizes Waldorf Education (the effort of will and the transformation, not pulling me across the room!). They may learn to dye wool, are introduced to many natural fibers and fabrics, and may also learn to weave as well as crochet.
4th grade is often a year when the social fabric of the class seems to crumble, factions or cliques appear, and in Main Lesson, fractions are taught, as well as the Götterdämmerung (Norse Myths), when things go horribly wrong. In handwork, students are taught to achieve balance and symmetry in their embroidery work and to harmonize color and form in cross-stitch.
In this session, I will introduce you to the ancient technology of spinning and we will work towards an understanding of form and color as used in cross-stitch work.
Materials Required:
For spinning: Drop spindle or make your own (instructional video), unspun wool
For cross stitch design work: 2 sheets of blank copy paper and block crayons.
Wednesday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk
Thursday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolf
Friday: Singing Games and Folk Dancing with Anna Rainville


Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Zettler

Elizabeth Zettler

Lead Teacher Grade 2/Faculty Co-Chair
Elizabeth Zettler is currently a 2nd Grade teacher at Spring River School where she integrates Waldorf teaching methods in an outdoor forest classroom.Elizabeth has Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees in Vocal Performance both with a focus in operatic singing, as well as a Masters... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pegg

Robert Pegg

Class Teacher, Yuba River Charter
Robert PeggB.A. Language Studies - UC Santa CruzCA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with BCLAD EmphasisWaldorf Teacher Certificate - Center for Educational RenewalRobert has been a Waldorf Teacher for 15 years. He currently teaches at Yuba River Charter School in Grass Valley... Read More →
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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 →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 4th Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 4th Grade with Anna Tosick
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages & Riddles and Puzzles
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break
11-11:50: Math with Elizbeth Zettler
12-12:50: Literacy with Elizabeth Zettler
1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Form Drawing with Laura Embrey Stine
This course for teachers will show a healthy sequence of forms and the best types of forms to present and teach to the children in the third and fourth grades. We will cover single forms and running forms for both grades. Fourth-grade forms will be of the woven, Celtic variety, and coloring/shading techniques will be offered. Please be prepared for class with a graphite pencil and eraser, a set of colored pencils, pencil sharpener, white paper, and a flat surface for drawing. It is helpful to have large paper for some of the forms.
Tuesday: Practical Handwork with Elizabeth Seward
3rd grade is pivotal in handwork, as in so many other ways. Children learn practical skills, and learn to take raw material – fluffy, formless, sheep’s wool – in their hands and by their own steadfast efforts to transform it into strong yarn – that can even pull their teacher across the room! This, for me, epitomizes Waldorf Education (the effort of will and the transformation, not pulling me across the room!). They may learn to dye wool, are introduced to many natural fibers and fabrics, and may also learn to weave as well as crochet.
4th grade is often a year when the social fabric of the class seems to crumble, factions or cliques appear, and in Main Lesson, fractions are taught, as well as the Götterdämmerung (Norse Myths), when things go horribly wrong. In handwork, students are taught to achieve balance and symmetry in their embroidery work and to harmonize color and form in cross-stitch.
In this session, I will introduce you to the ancient technology of spinning and we will work towards an understanding of form and color as used in cross-stitch work.
Materials Required:
For spinning: Drop spindle or make your own (instructional video), unspun wool
For cross stitch design work: 2 sheets of blank copy paper and block crayons.
Wednesday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk
Thursday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolf
Friday: Singing Games and Folk Dancing with Anna Rainville

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Zettler

Elizabeth Zettler

Lead Teacher Grade 2/Faculty Co-Chair
Elizabeth Zettler is currently a 2nd Grade teacher at Spring River School where she integrates Waldorf teaching methods in an outdoor forest classroom.Elizabeth has Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees in Vocal Performance both with a focus in operatic singing, as well as a Masters... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Anna Tosick

Anna Tosick

teacher, Bolinas-Stinson Union School District
Anna raised her son on the Big Island  of Hawai'i where she was one of the founding teachers at Kona Pacific Public Charter school, the first Title 1 Waldorf Charter school in the country. She looped with her first class from grade 2- 8, taught  a 3-4 loop, served as the Teacher... Read More →
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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 →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 5th Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 5th Grade with Julie Ludvigsen
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes, Story to Biography
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break

11-11:50:
Math with Kimberly Telfer-Radzat (Monday-Wednesday)
Over the course of three days, we will identify the topics that are best introduced and solidified at this grade level and discuss how they might connect to the state standards. As well, we will do a lot of work understanding how to use concrete manipulatives with the students so that they can develop deep understanding of concepts rather than memorize rules and procedures. I will talk about using Big Ideas as a way to develop strong thinking and reasoning skills. I suggest purchasing the book Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas for your grade. Actually, your school should have the whole set!
I look forward to working with everyone!
Science with Bill Kobabe (Thursday & Friday)

12-12:50:
Literacy with Anna Rainville (Monday - Wednesday)
Social-Emotional Learning with Ashley Radzat (Thursday & Friday)

1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolfe
Tuesday: Geometric Drawing with Laura Embrey Stine
This course for teachers will offer a healthy sequence of geometric forms to present and teach to the fifth and sixth graders. Fifth-grade forms will be done freehand, while the sixth-grade forms will involve the use of a compass and straightedge. Please be prepared for class with a graphite pencil, eraser, ruler/straightedge, compass, white paper, and a drawing surface. 9" x 12" white drawing paper is recommended, but printer paper will do.
Wednesday: Practical Handwork with Elizabeth Seward
Both 5th and 6th grade require the students to think and work in 3 dimensions in handwork. Previously, they have made one flat fabric into a 3-dimensional object, by stuffing, forming, and sewing. Now they are led to conceptualize a 3-dimensional form in their hands as they work. In 5th grade, students often knit socks; in 6th grade, they design and sew an animal with four legs. We will make a small felt mouse together (or a family of mice), to introduce the concept of a gusset, and talk about the best way to introduce these skills to students who may also be new to Waldorf education. We will also highlight the unique nature of the human being and the interdependence with the animal kingdom animal, a theme central to Waldorf education, as we work.
Materials required:
1 or 2 pieces of wool felt in a mouse color, approx. 8” x 8”
A sharp sewing needle, matching thread or perle cotton, wool stuffing
2 sheets of blank copy paper, block crayons
Thursday: Spacial Dynamic Informed Movement with Jan Lyndes
Spacial Dynamic informed movement along with the developmental perspective. We will focus on informing our teaching and lessons with movement that meets the development of the 5th/6th-grade student.
Friday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →
avatar for Julie Ludvigsen

Julie Ludvigsen

6th Grade Teacher, Gathering Waters Charter School
Julie Ludvigsen has been teaching at Waldorf and other independent schools for the past 18 years. She received her certificate for Waldorf Teacher Training from the Micha-el Institute in Portland, Oregon, her MA-TESOL from St. Michael's College, Vermont, and her BS in Elementary Education... Read More →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Radzat

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 →
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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 →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Lead Teacher, Sycamore Creek Community Charter School
Hello! My name in Kimberly Telfer-Radzat and I am a 20 year Waldorf class and remedial teacher with passions in math, equity and equality in the classroom. I am finishing my PhD in education in Educational Policy and Social Context at UC Irvine, studying the ways in which executive... Read More →
BK

Bill Kobabe

Class 7 teacher, Charter Council, Woodland Star Charter School
Hello!Bill Kobabe here... Glad to be with you this summer-I have been teaching here at Woodland Star (it's a wild flower, FYI) In Sonoma CA for 10 years, and I've teaught at Waldorf schools of various types for 15 years. I have taught every grade at one time or another, and I just... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 6th Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 6th Grade with Christine Keffer
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages & The 12 Year Change
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break

11-11:50:
Math with Kimberly Telfer-Radzat
Over the course of three days, we will identify the topics that are best introduced and solidified at this grade level and discuss how they might connect to the state standards. As well, we will do a lot of work understanding how to use concrete manipulatives with the students so that they can develop a deep understanding of concepts rather than memorize rules and procedures. I will talk about using Big Ideas as a way to develop strong thinking and reasoning skills. I suggest purchasing the book Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas for your grade. Actually, your school should have the whole set!
I look forward to working with everyone!
Science with Bill Kobabe (Thursday & Friday)

12-12:50: 
Literacy with Anna Rainville (Monday - Wednesday)
Social-Emotional Learning with Ashley Radzat (Thursday & Friday)

1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolfe
Tuesday: Celtic Form Drawing with Laura Embrey Stine
This course for teachers will offer a healthy sequence of geometric forms to present and teach to the fifth and sixth graders. Fifth-grade forms will be done freehand, while the sixth-grade forms will involve the use of a compass and straightedge. Please be prepared for class with a graphite pencil, eraser, ruler/straightedge, compass, white paper, and a drawing surface. 9" x 12" white drawing paper is recommended, but printer paper will do.
Wednesday: Practical Handwork with Elizabeth Seward
Both 5th and 6th grade require the students to think and work in 3 dimensions in handwork. Previously, they have made one flat fabric into a 3-dimensional object, by stuffing, forming, and sewing. Now they are led to conceptualize a 3-dimensional form in their hands as they work. In 5th grade, students often knit socks; in 6th grade, they design and sew an animal with four legs. We will make a small felt mouse together (or a family of mice), to introduce the concept of a gusset, and talk about the best way to introduce these skills to students who may also be new to Waldorf education. We will also highlight the unique nature of the human being and the interdependence with the animal kingdom animal, a theme central to Waldorf education, as we work.
Materials required:
1 or 2 pieces of wool felt in a mouse color, approx. 8” x 8”
A sharp sewing needle, matching thread or perle cotton, wool stuffing
2 sheets of blank copy paper, block crayons
Thursday: Spacial Dynamic Informed Movement with Jan Lyndes
Spacial Dynamic informed movement along with the developmental perspective. We will focus on informing our teaching and lessons with movement that meets the development of the 5th/6th-grade student. 
Friday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward

Director, Waldorf Handwork Educators
I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and sharing and discussing with you what I have learned in my career teaching (mostly) handwork, but with an equally balanced eye – and my other foot – indulging my love for academia.In Week One, I will mostly be sharing what I have learned... Read More →
BK

Bill Kobabe

Class 7 teacher, Charter Council, Woodland Star Charter School
Hello!Bill Kobabe here... Glad to be with you this summer-I have been teaching here at Woodland Star (it's a wild flower, FYI) In Sonoma CA for 10 years, and I've teaught at Waldorf schools of various types for 15 years. I have taught every grade at one time or another, and I just... Read More →
avatar for Christine Keffer

Christine Keffer

I have been teaching for four years at a public charter that bears strong Waldorf influence.  We are a K-8, A+ Arts school that is low-to-no tech.  We endeavor to meet students at the juncture of Waldorf philosophy and public school standards, the first public charter in North Carolina... Read More →
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Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Radzat

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 →
avatar for Laura Embrey Stine

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 →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Lead Teacher, Sycamore Creek Community Charter School
Hello! My name in Kimberly Telfer-Radzat and I am a 20 year Waldorf class and remedial teacher with passions in math, equity and equality in the classroom. I am finishing my PhD in education in Educational Policy and Social Context at UC Irvine, studying the ways in which executive... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 7th Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 7th Grade with Ashley Radzat
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages & Mysteries Unfolding
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break

11-11:50: 
Literacy with Anna Rainville (Monday-Wednesday)

Social-Emotional Learning with Ashley Radzat (Thursday & Friday)
High emotional intelligence is one of the most significant indicators of a successful life. 7th grade is full of polarities and, as such, extreme emotional fluctuations. These fluctuations are opportunities to build vital emotional intelligence. By incorporating a weekly SEL (Social Emotional Literacy) class, you can better help your students navigate from interpersonal understanding to intrapersonal understanding and therefore help them to become successful adults. 

12-12:50: 
Math with Kimberly Telfer-Radzat
Over the course of three days, we will identify the topics that are best introduced and solidified at this grade level and discuss how they might connect to the state standards. As well, we will do a lot of work understanding how to use concrete manipulatives with the students so that they can develop a deep understanding of concepts rather than memorize rules and procedures. I will talk about using Big Ideas as a way to develop strong thinking and reasoning skills. I suggest purchasing the book Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas for your grade. Actually, your school should have the whole set!
I look forward to working with everyone!
Science with Bill Kobabe (Thursday & Friday)

1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Spacial Dynamic Informed Movement with Jan Lyndes
Spacial Dynamic informed movement along with the developmental perspective. We will focus on informing our teaching and lessons with movement that meets the development of the 7th/8th-grade students
Tuesday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk
Wednesday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolfe 
Thursday: Folk Dancing and Clapping Games with Michele Conyers
Friday: Perspective Drawing with Robert Pegg

Speakers
avatar for Michele Conyers

Michele Conyers

Teacher, Stone Bridge School
Michele has been teaching at Public Waldorf Schools for over two decades. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance, an M.A. in Waldorf Education, a Waldorf teaching certificate, and a California Teaching Credential. Michele brings her love of movement to all her students and colleagues through... Read More →
BK

Bill Kobabe

Class 7 teacher, Charter Council, Woodland Star Charter School
Hello!Bill Kobabe here... Glad to be with you this summer-I have been teaching here at Woodland Star (it's a wild flower, FYI) In Sonoma CA for 10 years, and I've teaught at Waldorf schools of various types for 15 years. I have taught every grade at one time or another, and I just... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pegg

Robert Pegg

Class Teacher, Yuba River Charter
Robert PeggB.A. Language Studies - UC Santa CruzCA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with BCLAD EmphasisWaldorf Teacher Certificate - Center for Educational RenewalRobert has been a Waldorf Teacher for 15 years. He currently teaches at Yuba River Charter School in Grass Valley... Read More →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Radzat

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 →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Lead Teacher, Sycamore Creek Community Charter School
Hello! My name in Kimberly Telfer-Radzat and I am a 20 year Waldorf class and remedial teacher with passions in math, equity and equality in the classroom. I am finishing my PhD in education in Educational Policy and Social Context at UC Irvine, studying the ways in which executive... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
Zoom

8:30am PDT

Picture of 8th Grade
Schedule
8:30-8:50am: Opening

9-10:20am
Picture of 8th Grade with Kelly Krieves
Monday: Creating Community & Developmental Stages & Mysteries Unfolding
Tuesday: Structuring the Main Lesson Block Rotation for the Year
Wednesday: Crafting the Main Lesson: Rhythm and Breathing
Thursday: Storytelling and Archetypes
Friday: Testing & Assessments: How to Infuse Measurement with Understanding and Artistry

10:20-11: Break

11-11:50: 
Literacy with Anna Rainville (Monday-Wednesday)
Social-Emotional Learning with Ashley Radzat (Thursday & Friday)

12-12:50: 
Math with Kimberly Telfer-Radzat
Over the course of three days, we will identify the topics that are best introduced and solidified at this grade level and discuss how they might connect to the state standards. As well, we will do a lot of work understanding how to use concrete manipulatives with the students so that they can develop a deep understanding of concepts rather than memorize rules and procedures. I will talk about using Big Ideas as a way to develop strong thinking and reasoning skills. I suggest purchasing the book Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas for your grade. Actually, your school should have the whole set!
I look forward to working with everyone!
Science with Bill Kobabe (Thursday & Friday)

1-2: Lunch

2pm-3:20pm
Monday: Spacial Dynamic Informed Movement with Jan Lyndes
Spacial Dynamic informed movement along with the developmental perspective. We will focus on informing our teaching and lessons with movement that meets the development of the 7th/8th-grade students
Tuesday: Watercolor Painting with Neal Kennerk
Wednesday: Chalkboard Drawing with Brian Wolfe
Thursday: Folk Dancing and Clapping Games with Michele Conyers
Friday: Perspective Drawing with Robert Pegg

Speakers
avatar for Michele Conyers

Michele Conyers

Teacher, Stone Bridge School
Michele has been teaching at Public Waldorf Schools for over two decades. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance, an M.A. in Waldorf Education, a Waldorf teaching certificate, and a California Teaching Credential. Michele brings her love of movement to all her students and colleagues through... Read More →
BK

Bill Kobabe

Class 7 teacher, Charter Council, Woodland Star Charter School
Hello!Bill Kobabe here... Glad to be with you this summer-I have been teaching here at Woodland Star (it's a wild flower, FYI) In Sonoma CA for 10 years, and I've teaught at Waldorf schools of various types for 15 years. I have taught every grade at one time or another, and I just... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Krieves

Kelly Krieves

8th Grade Class Teacher, Mountain Sage Community School
Hello -- My name is Kelly Krieves. I am delighted to host the 8th Grade summer professional development session for the Alliance this year! I can't wait to share the revolutionary 8th Grade experience with teachers, having just completed the grades 1-8 cycle with my own class. I hold... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pegg

Robert Pegg

Class Teacher, Yuba River Charter
Robert PeggB.A. Language Studies - UC Santa CruzCA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with BCLAD EmphasisWaldorf Teacher Certificate - Center for Educational RenewalRobert has been a Waldorf Teacher for 15 years. He currently teaches at Yuba River Charter School in Grass Valley... Read More →
avatar for Anna Rainville

Anna Rainville

Mentor, Waldorf School of the Peninsula
A Waldorf educator since 1978, Anna travels widely as a mentor and teacher. She has experience as a class teacher at the Lexington Waldorf School and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula and as a public school kindergarten teacher where she received an award from the California Kindergarten... Read More →
avatar for Neal Kennerk

Neal Kennerk

Art Integrationist, Brooklin School
As an educator, I have been teaching in schools for 21 years and teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs for 13 years. I have an undergraduate in Philosophy/Theology from Hanover College and a Master's in education from Antioch University Northeast. I was a Waldorf teacher... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Radzat

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 →
avatar for Brian Wolfe

Brian Wolfe

Co-founder, Waldorfish
Brian Wolfe has spent the past 15 years teaching art & geometry to Waldorf-inspired children at local schools. So basically, creating a generation of grounded families with beautiful memories! Currently, he works with homeschooling families via Waldorfish.com, where he has been developing... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Kimberly Telfer-Radzat

Lead Teacher, Sycamore Creek Community Charter School
Hello! My name in Kimberly Telfer-Radzat and I am a 20 year Waldorf class and remedial teacher with passions in math, equity and equality in the classroom. I am finishing my PhD in education in Educational Policy and Social Context at UC Irvine, studying the ways in which executive... Read More →


Monday July 18, 2022 8:30am - Friday July 22, 2022 3:20pm PDT
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