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Public School Institute

Bring learning to life with creative ways to integrate the arts and active learning into the public school curriculum.

Dates: June 19 – 23 and June 26 – 30
Presented By: Christiana Cleveland, Edmund Knighton, Lee Pope, Anna Rainville, Doris Rainville, Betty Staley, and other faculty to be announced
Schedule: Monday, June 19-Friday, June 23, 8:45a-5p, with optional 8a classes; Monday, June 26-Friday, June 30, 8:45a-5p, with optional 8a classes
Registration Check In: Monday, June 19, 7:45a-8:45a
Course Fee: $ 770
Meals: Week 1: 5 lunches $ 73.75; Week 2: 5 lunches $ 73.75; Meals must be pre-ordered from the cafe or they will not be available.
Optional: Continuing Education Units and college credit from California State University in Sacramento – information is available upon request.
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This two-week institute is designed for teachers in any school setting for grades Pre K-6. We create ways to integrate the arts and active learning into the public school curriculum, thus bringing learning to life for both teachers and students. Aspects of the Waldorf approach applicable in any classroom are presented, along with an exploration of child development.

  • Ignite your creative capacities to awaken your students’ imaginations and wonder in literacy, numeracy, social studies, and science
  • Nurture emotional intelligence, kindness, and responsibility in the classroom through character-building activities
  • Deepen and enliven the multi-cultural aspect of history, geography, social science, and language arts through recitation, stories, drama, myths, folk tales, and legends of various cultures
  • And so much more!

Participants will get extensive hands-on experience in storytelling, poetry recitation, drama, watercolor painting, clay modeling, drawing, movement, and music. Ways to connect children with the wonders of the natural world are explored. We also address important questions about assessment and standards.

We will cover a comprehensive understanding of the Waldorf developmental curriculum hands-on experiences of a range of Waldorf-inspired classroom activities practical ideas and activities that can be used in any classroom setting. We will also explore ways to connect children with the natural world and address important questions about assessment and standards.


For more information, contact (916) 963-4000 or

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