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Art of Teaching Grades 1 - 4

Grade-specific refreshers for currently practicing, experienced Waldorf teachers.

Dates: Keynote July 1; Workshops July 2-6, 2018
Schedule: Sunday, July 1, 7:00p-8:30p, Monday-Thursday, July 2-July 5, 8:00a-8:30p; Friday, July 6, 8:00a-5:45p
Registration Check-In: Monday, July 2, 7:00a-8:00a
Course Fee: $ 680
Lunches: 5 lunches $ 73.75; Lunches must be pre-ordered from the cafe or they will not be available.

Registration Open

Keynote July 1 with Rhoda Cortez: The Therapeutic Eye of the Waldorf Educator

Faculty:

  • Grade 1: Cale Brandley, Patti Connolly, Rhoda Cortez, Laura Embrey, Jennifer Knighton, Molly McIntyre-Libby, Monica Marshall
  • Grade 2: Cale Brandley, Patti Connolly, Rhoda Cortez, Laura Embrey, Justin Ganz, Jennifer Knighton, Monica Marshall
  • Grade 3: Cale Brandley, Rhoda Cortez, Laura Embrey, Justin Ganz, Jennifer Knighton, Monica Marshall, Molly McIntyre-Libby
  • Grade 4: Jazmin Aminian, Cale Brandley, Rhoda Cortez, Laura Embrey, Justin Ganz, Jennifer Knighton, Monica Marshall and Molly McIntyre-Libby

Evening Sessions with Laura Embrey and Annie Bosque, open to all.

Recommended materials:

  • Grades 1 and 2: Pentatonic Choroi flute, crayons, block & stick; colored pencils
  • Grades 3 and 4: Soprano recorder or Choroi C-flute, crayons, block & stick; colored pencils

Art of Teaching workshops are professional development refreshers for currently practicing, experienced Waldorf teachers. An experienced teacher generally has had training and experience teaching in a Waldorf classroom. Homeschoolers and public/charter school teachers are welcome with the understanding that familiarity with Waldorf terms and principles is assumed. Anyone with limited understanding of or classroom experience in Waldorf education are strongly encouraged to attend Essentials of Waldorf Education on Saturday, June 30, 8:30am-1:00pm.

The Art of Teaching provides an overview of the developmental principles that stand at the heart of Waldorf education and inform the curriculum. Participants will feel prepared for the joys and opportunities of a new grade with renewed insight into its unique developmental phase, new ideas for classroom activities, and tips for practical planning.

The focus is on curriculum, child development, and practical pedagogy for a specific grade. Teachers who are relatively new to the Waldorf approach will receive guidance in more fundamental subjects such as lesson and block planning, and development of healthy rhythms to support teaching and learning.

Participants will receive grade-specific refreshers on the curriculum and stage of child development, participate in a range of arts related to a specific grade, and obtain tools and resources to enliven teaching and learning for the upcoming school year.

Certificate of Registration will be emailed to those who attend this course.

For more information, contact (916) 963-4000 or conf@steinercollege.edu

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