We hope that you'll register soon for the AWSNA Summer Conference 2009, June 23 - 27, at the Portland Waldorf School in Milwaukie, Oregon.
The theme of this year's conference is "Weaving the Educational Task with the Social Mission of Waldorf Schools." The greater Waldorf community - including teachers, parents, administrators, board members - are all welcome to attend!
Some highlights you can look forward to include:
Find out details at Why Waldorf Works. We look forward to seeing you!
- Keynote lectures by Virginia Sease from the Goetheanum in Dornach.
- A range of artistic, pedagogical, and school organization workshops.
- Daily round-table sessions exploring critical issues in Waldorf Education.
- Meeting old friends, making new colleagues, networking, and sharing resources.
- Fresh local food carefully prepared for each day's meals.
- A salmon bake and evening of folk dance.
Frances Kane Patrice Maynard Michael Soule
Administration Development & Outreach Programs & Activities
|Water's Edge Rain Garden|
year ago, under the guidance of an imaginative and helpful parent, the
students at Water's Edge Waldorf School planted a small rain garden in
a low spot in the grounds where water pooled dismally during heavy
rains. Despite some initial skepticism, the plants in the rain garden
helped the water percolate into the ground instead of creating an
unusable swampy area.
Read more Why Waldorf Works.
A Field-to-Fork Experience
Prairie Moon Waldorf School in Lawrence, Kansas recently received a
grant to establish a market garden on the school grounds. The garden
will provide a vital focus for the school's Waldorf curriculum,
encouraging appreciation and connection to the natural world through
active participation in planting, growing, and harvesting. Students
will learn about plant biology, soil science, hydrology, gardening,
mathematics, geology, geography, and business.
Read more at Why Waldorf Works.
Animals for Egypt
If a blind person wants to know what an
exotic animal looks like, what is the best way to describe it? Dr.
Kajsa Brimdyr, a parent at the Cape Cod Waldorf School, was curious
about the answer. While working recently at the Mansoura Insurance
Hospital on a project about birth and breastfeeding for the Egyptian
Ministry of Health, she met Dr. Fatma, who had founded the School for
the Blind in Mansoura, Egypt.
Read more Why Waldorf Works.
March EventsMarch 13 - 14AWSNA Southeast Atlantic Conference
Sustainability with John Bloom, Scott Williams, and Nancy Foster, and
eurythmy with Barbara Richardson, at the Waldorf School of Atlanta in Decatur, GA.March 20 - 21Toward an Understanding of Neurological Science and Learning:
What can science tell us about the healthiest way for today's children to learn? A weekend workshop with Dr. Susan Johnson, MD, FAAP at Waldorf School of Princeton, Princeton, NJ.March 20 - 22AWSNA Northeast-Quebec Regional Conference
From Opinion to Discernment -The Art of Practiced Engagement with Jon McAlice - Creating a renewed imagination for the College of Teachers, at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, VT.March 24What can it Mean to be a Human Being Today:
The Challenge Facing Waldorf Education. An evening with Dr. Virginia Sease at the Waldorf School of Princeton, NJ.March 28WECAN Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference:
The Meditative Life of the Teacher, with special guest speaker Ann Stahl.The Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, New Paltz, NY.April 3 - 4Grow the Enrollment or Shrink the School - It's Your Choice.
A public workshop with Martin Novom, connected with the Waldorf Administration Program, on sustainable enrollment for Waldorf schools. Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA.
Find out more details and contact information at Why Waldorf Works
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|The Association for Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is a not-for-profit membership organization that supports independent Waldorf schools, initiatives, and teacher training institutes, and promotes Waldorf education throughout North America.
Waldorf education is a holistic and developmental approach that integrates academic, practical and artistic elements as it addresses the changing needs of the growing child and maturing adolescent. Waldorf schools engage the heart and hands as well as the mind with a lively, experiential curriculum rich in the basics, literature, history, languages, the arts, the social and natural sciences and technology.
AWSNA provides leadership to schools by facilitating resources, networks and research as they strive towards excellence and build healthy school communities. The Association performs functions that its member schools and institutes could not do alone, including outreach and advocacy, accreditation and school support services, professional development activities, research and publications.
Please contact us if you have any questions about AWSNA or this newsletter.