Seven Waldorf/Steiner Schools from the Northeast Collaborated
for a first ever "Young Alumni Night." They
met at the Gin Mill, a 1920's style speakeasy bar on Manhattan's Upper West
Side. The event was an opportunity for Waldorf/Steiner alums to reconnect with
familiar faces and network with alumni from other schools. The Great Barrington
Rudolf Steiner School, Green Meadow Waldorf School, Hawthorne Valley School,
Kimberton Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner School of NYC, Waldorf School of
Garden City, and Waldorf School of Princeton combined resources and finances to
provide a private party room and food for the night's festivities. Including
graduates, administrators, and guests, the event drew close to 80 people. Kirin
Buckley, AWSNA's web editor, attended as a graduate of Hawthorne Valley School
and reported that she had a great time. We're hoping that on the heels of this
wonderful event, more mixed-Waldorf school alumni reunions can be organized
across the country. Contact her at email@example.com
if you'd like to take part or if you have ideas or suggestions, especially as we prepare to launch AWSNA's official Alumni web site on WhyWaldorfWorks.
Frances Kane Patrice Maynard Michael Soule
Administration Development & Outreach Programs & Activities
Malibu Compost: Love, Compassion, Gratitude,
and Cow Manure
Colum Riley graduated from Kimberton in
1992, and now he is the co-founder and director of operations for one
of the most exciting new companies on the west coast. His company, called"Malibu
Compost", not only makes and sells biodynamic compost, but also rescues
cows that are about to be slaughtered for beef. It's a wonderful story!
Why Waldorf Works.
|Waldorf Students attend National High School |
Model United Nations
Read the article at Why Waldorf Works.
Between March 17
and 20, 14 high school students from the Waldorf School of Garden
City attended the 36th annual National High School Model United Nations
conference in New York City. This four-day conference was a simulation
of international diplomacy, with the specific mandate of educating high
school delegates from across the globe about real-world solutions to
some of the most eminent crises that threaten the political stability of
the increasingly-globalized society.
Waldorf Education Events and Conferences
Please visit Why Waldorf Works for registration and contact information or for more details. If you have a conference you'd like posted on the site, send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. June 7, 2010: Chapel Hill, NCAWSNA's Winning with Waldorf V 5th Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by the Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NCJune 22 - 25, 2010: Decatur, GAAWSNA Summer Conference Working Together: Building the Bridge to AdolescencePreparing Students / Meeting the Challenges of Adolescence / Building Vibrant K-12 ProgramsHow can a school help students develop strong and healthy astral bodies?What roles do all the parts of a Waldorf school play in preparing for, meeting and building on the passage of adolescence? How are schools working together K-12 to build vibrant middle grades and high school programs? Hosted by the Atlanta Waldorf School and Academe of the Oaks. June 27 - July 2 and July 4 - 9, 2010: Wilton, NHCenter for
Anthroposophy: Renewal Courses, one and two weeks.Continuing education for Waldorf teachers and others.
Dennis Klocek, arts, eurythmy, classroom management and more. July 11 - 17 and July 11 - 24, 2010: Easton,
Institute one and two-week Intensive CoursesJuly 19 - July 23, 2010:
San Diego, CA
Annual ANAWME Music Conference for Waldorf Teachers
Co-sponsored by the Waldorf Institute of Southern California - San
Changing Times - Changing Music - The New Music
and its Natural Place in Waldorf Pedagogy August
13-23, 2010: Austin, TX
Dynamics Training at the Austin Waldorf School.More events can be found at Why Waldorf Works.
You are welcome to send us Waldorf-related
events for posting on our web site.
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· Outreach and advocacy
· Accreditation and school support services
· Professional development activities
· Research and publications
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