Art of Teaching Grades 5 - 8
Dates: Keynote July 8; Workshops July 9 – 13
Schedule: Sunday, July 8, 7:00p-8:30p, Monday-Thursday, July 9-July 12, 8:00a-8:30p, Friday, July 13, 8:00a-5:45p
Registration Check In: Monday, July 9, 7:00a-8:00a
Course Fee: $ 680
Lunch: 5 lunches $ 73.75; Lunches must be pre-ordered from the cafe or they will not be available.
Keynote: July 8 with Chris Kelly: Being Ganesh: The Art of Child Study
- AoT Grade 5: Jazmin Aminian, Cale Brandley, Justin Ganz, Chris Kelly, Monica Marshall, Molly McIntyre-Libby, Ryan Sutton and Isabelle Tabacot
- AoT Grade 6: Cale Brandley, Justin Ganz, Chris Kelly, Monica Marshall, Molly McIntyre-Libby, Ryan Sutton, Isabelle Tabacot and Matt Taylor
- AoT Grade 7: Cale Brandley, Justin Ganz, Chris Kelly, Monica Marshall, Molly McIntyre-Libby, Ryan Sutton, Isabelle Tabacot and Matt Taylor
- AoT Grade 8: Cale Brandley, Justin Ganz, Chris Kelly, Monica Marshall, Molly McIntyre-Libby, Ryan Sutton, Isabelle Tabacot and Matt Taylor
Evening Sessions, Tues-Wed: Community Singing with Cale Brandley, open to all grades.
Grade 5: Colored pencils
Grade 6: Drawing compass, colored pencils
Grade 7: Graphite pencil, a pencil sharpener, and a good quality eraser (such as kneaded eraser or Black Pearl eraser), drawing compass, colored pencils
Grade 8: Drawing compass, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org