AWSNA's Activities

Vision and Planning:
The Association takes a leading role in articulating a vision and coordinating a plan for supporting the growth and development of Waldorf Education and Waldorf schools in North America.

Support for Affiliated Schools:
AWSNA Regional Chairs coordinate consultation to affiliated schools on curriculum, child development, mentoring, school organization and finance. Other support includes the Development and Administrators' Network of AWSNA and the Healthy Waldorf Schools conferences.

Support for Teachers:
AWSNA provides loans and grants to aspiring Waldorf teachers through programs at member teacher education institutes and invites teacher education institutes to come together for program review and exchange of ideas. It also offers teachers opportunities for professional development, produces publications and curriculum support materials, and offers pedagogical advising.

Conferences and Workshops:
Throughout the year, the Association sponsors and coordinates conferences and workshops for teachers, parents, trustees, and administrators.

AWSNA partners with the Research Institute for Waldorf Education to support ongoing research into curriculum and child development.

Accreditation & Membership Development:
The Association provides the opportunity for Waldorf schools to become accredited by completing a formal evaluation process. AWSNA also provides information on starting a Waldorf school and support to schools throughout various stages of their growth.

AWSNA conducts fundraising campaigns and cultivates major donors to increase financial support for the Waldorf school movement.

DANA (Development and Administrative Network of AWSNA):
The Association supports a network of school administrators and development personnel who provide a resource and vehicle for sharing of fundraising and administrative expertise for schools.

AWSNA produces resource materials for teachers, parents, board, staff, and the general public, including Renewal: A Journal for Waldorf Education and other publications available in the Online Bookstore.

Community Outreach:
To increase visibility for Waldorf Education, the Association has a program of advertising and printed communication pieces.

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