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Our calendar lists events related to Waldorf Education and other fields inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner.

Click here for AWSNA events.

To submit an event for consideration, please send a message to: the editor at Why Waldorf Works. Be sure to include the event's title, date(s), location, and a detailed description of the event. Other helpful information includes a telephone number and email address for the event's coordinator and, if applicable, a URL for the sponsoring organization.


Great Lakes / Ontario


July 7 to 25, 2014: Thornhill, ON, CANADA
Metamorphosis - Summer Festival of Arts and Education

Week 1 - July 7 to 11

Morning Workshops
Art of Teaching Grade 1 – D. Hadden
Art of Teaching Grade 2 – B. Searson
Art of Teaching Grade 3 – S. Hill
Art of Teaching Grade 4 – J. Koop
Art of Teaching Grade 8 – K Humphrey
Waldorf Education Essentials – M. Lewis

Afternoon Workshops
Healing Stories – D. McFarlane
Musical Leadership – L. Glatt
Waldorf Art Curriculum – A. Gruda
Magic of Coloured Dust – B. Searson
Waldorf Homeschooling – M. Beard
Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto 9100 Bathurst #4 Thornhill, ON, CANADA 905.764.7570 info@rsct.ca


Metamorphosis - Summer Festival of Arts and Education

Week 3 July 21 - 25

Morning Workshops

The Genius of English – A. Greer
Honey, Healing, and the Heart – E. Pomeranz
Healing the Wound – J. Saunders

Afternoon Workshops
Metamorphosis in Biography – R. Kurek
Working with Wood – W. Cohen

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto 9100 Bathurst #4 Thornhill, ON, CANADA 905.764.7570 info@rsct.ca



Mid-Atlantic

July 7-25, 2014: Chestnut Ridge, NY
Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute
New cohort enrolling in part-time teacher education program
Information and applications at www.sunbridge.edu or contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu
or 845-425-0055 x20

July 7-25, 2014: Chestnut Ridge, NY
Waldorf Elementary Music Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute
New cohort enrolling in part-time music teacher education program
Information and applications at www.sunbridge.edu or contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu
or 845-425-0055 x20

July 20-25, 2014: Chestnut Ridge, NY
Sunbridge Summer Series: INTRO TO WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery/Kindergarten
A comprehensive, hands-on course for anyone interested in Waldorf early childhood education, with Connie Manson, Lisa Miccio, and Patricia Rubano
Information and registration at www.sunbridge.edu or contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu
or 845-425-0055 x20

July 20-25, 2014: Chestnut Ridge, NY
Sunbridge Summer Series: COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP
Personalized Strategies for Effective Planning, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making
Highly practical methods for understanding your organization and improving your leadership team in a course designed for decision-makers (teachers, faculty chairs, administrators, board members, and others) who work in Waldorf schools or other non-profit settings, with Joachim Ziegler, PhD, Organizational Consultant, and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler of Sunbridge Institute
Information and registration at www.sunbridge.edu or contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu
or 845-425-0055 x20


August 19 - 24, 2014: Ghent, NY
Painting with Children in Waldorf Schools - an intensive course for Waldorf teachers and parents with Gail McManus

This six-day intensive course, based on the indications of Rudolf Steiner for a new direction in painting with youth and adults, provides the opportunity to explore an entirely new approach to color upon which the class teacher of grades 1 - 8, as well as the high school teacher, may develop his or her painting lessons. Teachers will come away with a wealth of painting exercises to share with their classes in the coming school year.

Gail McManus is a graduate of the Goetheanum School of Painting, Dornach, Switzerland. She has 16 years experience as a Waldorf class teacher, painting with children on a weekly basis, and has also taught high school art classes. This summer's painting course has been offered annually.

Location: Arteum School of Painting in Ghent, NY
Contact Gail McManus at gailkmcmanus@gmail.com or (518) 653-2957

 


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Southern California / Hawai'i

July 21 – July 25, 2014: Valyermo CA
Second Annual Handwork Teachers’ Retreat of 2014 - The Wonder and Wisdom of Handwork: Deepening our Understanding

Workshop leaders include Dahlia Haberman, Nicole Fields, Melanie Hatch and Elizabeth Seward – and perhaps you! Let us know if there is something you would like to offer, or to hear about, or someone you would like to hear from.

Conference fee covers lodging and meals from Monday lunch until Friday breakfast:

• Per person cost (postmarked on/ before June 15)

• Earlybird discount (postmarked on/ before May 15)

• Late registration (after June 16)

• Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 30 participants $550 single/ $500 shared $490 single/ 445 shared $600 single / 550 shared

• $50 non-refundable deposit will hold your space and will be applied to the registration fee. Full payment is due on or before deadlines above.

Location: St Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo CA 93563 www.saintandrewsabbey.com

Contact info: Elizabeth.seward.2011@gmail.com or mhatch6@earthlink.net

 


Texas / Mexico / Canada / Southwest / Rockies

 



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PAST EVENTS


June 23-26, 2014: Hadley, MA

The AWSNA Summer Conference will be held June 23- June 26, 2014 at Hartsbrook School, in Hadley, Mass.

The theme for this year is “Cultivating Humanness within a Technological World” featuring keynote speaker, Craig Holdrege, Ph.D., Director and Senior Researcher, Nature Institute.

Pedagogical Section Meeting: Sunday June 22 - Monday June 23

Delegates Meeting:  Thursday June 26 - Saturday June 28

Conference Details - Online Registration

For more information please contact Connie Stokes at (818) 349.1394 x220 or cstokes@awsna.org



June 24-27, 2013: Austin, TX

AWSNA Summer Conference  Co-Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society

Practical Life, Meditation, and the Waldorf School: The Anthroposophical Challenge

Keynote Speaker: Claus-Peter Roeh Co-Leader Pedagogical Section of Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland.

Pedagogical Section Meeting Sunday, June 23 and Monday, June 24
Delegates Meeting Meeting Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29
Hosted By:
Austin Waldorf School Austin, Texas

Updated Conference Brochure  pdf

Please inform your communities and mark your calendars!
For more information
contact Connie Stokes at 818-349-1394 x220 or cstokes@awsna.org

For registration questions, contact Trish Lynne summerconference@awsna.org

 


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