News from AWSNA             July 2012

Please share this news: the next Waldorf Alumni gathering will be in Boston on September 19!


Were you part of a Waldorf community - teacher, student, parent, graduate, staff, board member??  Then this party is for YOU!

Wednesday, September 19 from 6 to 9 pm

at LUCKY'S LOUNGE, 355 Congress Street, Boston 02210, 617-357-5825

Buffet dinner and cash bar - good friends - many reunions - make new connections - share stories and Waldorf memories!
Lucky's Lounge
RSVP to Patrice Maynard of AWSNA: pmaynard@awsna.org OR Marjorie Jean-Paul at the Waldorf School of Garden City: mjeanpaul@waldorfgarden.org

This event is collaboratively sponsored by:

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) 
The Waldorf School of Garden City
High Mowing School
Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay
Monadnock Waldorf School
Kimberton Waldorf School
Washington Waldorf School
Green Meadow Waldorf School
Rudolf Steiner School of NYC
Waldorf School of Princeton
Merriconeag Waldorf School
The Waldorf School of Baltimore
Cape Ann Waldorf School
The Washington Waldorf School
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,
Patrice Maynard and Frances Kane

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Still some summer Waldorf Education events for you to attend! Details, including contact information, can be found on the Events page of the Why Waldorf Works website. Please send us your events so we can include them in our calendar. 


July 23-27, 2012: Northridge, CA

Threefold Social Ideas & Spirituality in Waldorf Education with Patrice Maynard (AWSNA). Do threefold social ideals describe the path of spiritual evolution for human beings today? Welcome to an adventure in discovering and practicing the ideas and practices that earn Waldorf Education the right to call itself a revolution! The anthroposophical-spiritual roots of Waldorf education are asking for a revolution in consciousness, a change in thinking from analytical to morphological and pictorial. We will explore how this applies to life in a Waldorf school - from lesson planning to block planning to the threefold operation of the whole school!  Singing, rhythmic activities and role-playing will complement our developing imaginations of threefold life.  Eurythmy with Rachel Schmid.


August 2-5, 2012: Chestnut Ridge, NY

2012 AAMTA Conference In Cooperation With PAAM And The Otto Specht School. Forging a Path: Child development as a shared foundation for the coworking of physicians, teachers, and therapists. In this conference, physicians, therapists, and teachers are invited to come together to explore the anthroposophic perspective on child development with a concentration on the four ethers. Out of our different professional fields, we will create a unique collaborative environment that aims to enrich and strengthen our individual practices. This conference is a joint effort of the Association for Anthroposophic Medicine and Therapies in America (AAMTA), and the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM). 


August 16-18 2012: Harlemville, NY

RSF Social Finance's The Economics of Education Literacy / Pedagogy / Funding. Conference held at Hawthorne Valley School, Harlemville, NY and organized by RSF Social Finance 

August 17 - 22, 2012: Ghent, NY

PAINTING WITH CHILDREN IN WALDORF SCHOOLS An intensive course for Waldorf teachers and parents with Gail McManus. Are you wondering how to develop a meaningful painting curriculum for your class for the coming school year? Do you have the wish to investigate the deeper significance of painting with children, which encourages a healthy balance in the child's physical organism, soul faculties, and social relationships? 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 may develop his or her painting lessons. Blackboard drawing instruction will be included as well. 


Future Events (send yours to webeditor@awsna.org so we can include it on our website):


October 27, 2012: Chapel Hill, NC

WECAN Southeast Regional Gathering

The First Seven Years: Turning Pointsin the Child's Biography: Guest Speaker Susan Weber. Emerson Waldorf School, Chapel Hill, NC




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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 or any other newsletter


Leader of Association Administration              Leader of Association Outreach and Development
Frances Kane                                                     Patrice Maynard
fkane@awsna.org                                              pmaynard@awsna.org
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