A happy update regarding this year's SUMMER CONFERENCE!
We're looking forward to seeing as many of you who can come to this year's AWSNA Summer Conference, co-sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society, from June 24-27, 2013.
The theme of this year's conference is: "Practical Life, Meditation, and the Waldorf School: The Anthroposophical Challenge." Our keynote speaker is Claus-Peter Roeh, co-leader Pedagogical Section of the Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland.
Where will we be? The conference is being graciously hosted by the Austin Waldorf School, which is situated at the edge of the Texas Hill Country on 19 natural acres. It is just a short car ride to downtown Austin, live music capital of the world, where foodies, groupies, and geeks gather to enjoy the eclectic culture that is Austin. The beauty of the countryside, swimming holes, wildflowers, dramatic landscapes, and the friendly, down-home hospitality of Texas is sure to open your heart and welcome you in.
Focus groups include:
Know Thyself-An Introduction to Biography with Beverly Amico. Participants will work with their life stories through imaginative and memory exercises, discussion, and artistic activities, all aimed at deepening self-knowledge.
The Semiotics of High School with Carol Bartges. This workshop will explore the written and spoken signs in Steiner's work that express his thoughts about adolescence.
Making the Invisible Visible in Thoughtful Messaging and Powerful Branding: The Whole (AWSNA) to the Parts (your school) with Kelly Chappie. Participants will dive into the recent branding of AWSNA and discover what this means for your school.
Inner Life and Social Life of the Waldorf Teacher with Torin Finser.
Looking Back, Backwards with Michael Holdrege. A workshop that explores a deeper understanding of why Rudolf Steiner's meditations and practices can be of central significance for the evolution of, and even growth beyond, the consciousness soul.
Nutrition and the Human Being in the Middle School with Pamela Giles.
What main lessons in the earlier grades provide the groundwork for the studies around nutrition in relation to physiology? What are the sources that we use?
... AND MANY, MANY MORE FOCUS GROUPS!!!
Plus plenty of Artistic Workshops like Zometool: Geometrical Construction, Bookbinding, Eurythmy, and Woodworking.
Other highlights include:
Delegates meeting, Leadership Council meeting, accreditation training, and the Pedagogical Section meetings.
The online registration can be found here.
See you at the conference!
Patrice Maynard and Frances Kane