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Adult Education 2012-13 Complete Schedule

Adult Education 2012-13

In an effort to enhance our understanding of Waldorf Education and to create a greater community, WWS offers a wealth of free adult educational opportunities throughout the school year.  Many are open to the public, but some are just for the WWS community (WWS only).  A number require an RSVP.  Please watch the weekly bulletin and website for additional information. We look forward to seeing you there!

September

22 – Saturday, 10:30am-12:00noon

Fall Children's Garden Workshop:  "The Map of Childhood:  Understanding and Anticipating Childhood's Developmental Changes"

Childhood is a time of tremendous growth.  Come join the Children's Garden faculty in a conversation about the changes you can expect to see and how they can influence how you parent your children.  Childcare provided.  RSVP required. (WWS only)

29 – Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Library and Classrooms

History and Social Studies Workshop through the Grades

Experience how history, social studies and geography are brought to the students throughout the grades and learn how the curriculum is uniquely tailored to the developmental stages and needs of children of all ages.  Light breakfast, snack, lunch, and childcare provided.  RSVP required.

October

9 – Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 3rd Grade Classroom

A Workshop on the Temperaments, led by John Brauer (WWS only)
Join John Brauer, WWS class teacher for over thirty-five years and explore the rich world of temperaments and grade school children. Learn how insights into temperaments lead to healthy ways of working with children.

20 – Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

High School Open House

Share light breakfast and learn about Waldorf education at the high school level with our teachers, alumni, and parents.

25 – Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Music Room

Waldorf for Adults Session I:  11th Grade Music History Lesson taught by Nevin Bender

As most of us never had the opportunity to attend a Waldorf School, the four-part “Waldorf for Adults” series is chance to experience a real Waldorf Main Lesson.

November

3 -- Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Children’s Garden Classrooms

Children’s Garden Open House

Admissions event for potential families. Tell your friends.

Talk with Waldorf early childhood teachers, see a puppet play and participate with your child in Waldorf Classroom Activities.

13 – Tuesday, 8:45am – 10:00am, Children’s Garden Office

Children’s Garden Study Group on “Slow Parenting”

A 6 week reading and conversation group with Children's Garden faculty member, Carol Petrash, to read and discuss the idea and practicalities of raising children with time and intention.  The book,Slow Parenting, by Waldorf educator, Helle Heckmann, will be our guide.  RSVP required; adults only.

13 – Tuesday, 7:45pm, Library

Enhancing our Children’s Vitality, an evening with Dr. Ioana Razi.

Dr. Ioana Razi is a local pediatrician, M.D. and homeopath.

29 – Thursday, 7:30pm, Library

Form and Freedom:  The Twelve Year Change, presented by Brian Lake.

December

6 – Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 6th Grade Classroom

Waldorf for Adults Session II:  6th Grade Lesson on Geometric Drawing taught by Jack Petrash.

As most of us never had the opportunity to attend a Waldorf School, the four-part “Waldorf for Adults” series is chance to experience a real Waldorf Main Lesson.

January

15 – Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Library

Human Sexuality Education in the Grades, a workshop by Dawn Tanner and Gloria Leon.

A Workshop for parents on the Waldorf approach to sex education throughout the grades.

19 -- Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Children’s Garden Classrooms

Children’s Garden Open House for the Whole Family

Admissions event for potential families. Tell your friends

Talk with Waldorf early childhood teachers, see a puppet play and participate with your child in Waldorf Classroom Activities.

22 -- Tuesday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Library

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice:  Technology, Education and the Future of Human Development,” a talk by Douglas Gerwin

A frequent visitor to our school, Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D.,  is Director of the Center for Anthroposophy, including Chair of its Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program, and Co-Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education.

26 – Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Eurythmy Room

“Eurythmy:  Visible Speech and Visible Music,” a workshop presented by Corinna Clark.

This workshop on the experience and knowledge behind eurythmy requires no previous eurythmy experience.  RSVP required.  Please bring a lunch.

February

5 – Tuesday, 7:45pm, CG Classrooms

“When and Where do we go from here?  First Grade Readiness from a Waldorf Perspective and what Waldorf Education has to offer the Grade School Child.”

A discussion with Children’s Garden teachers on the next steps of your child’s education. (WWS only)

19 – Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Library

Anthroposophy 101 – A Discussion with Cynthia Bennett

Cynthia Bennett is the co-leader of the Nova Institute Teacher training and leader of the Center for Anthroposophy Foundation Studies at WWS.  A long-time former teacher of math and science at WWS and co-founder of the high school, Cynthia can answer all of your questions about what this word, anthroposophy, means and how it fits in with Waldorf Education. 

26 – Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 4th Grade Classroom

Waldorf for Adults Session III:  3rd Grade Lesson on Native Americans, taught by Laura Cox

As most of us never had the opportunity to attend a Waldorf School, the four-part “Waldorf for Adults” series is chance to experience a real Waldorf main lesson.

March

8 – Friday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Library

“The Art of Becoming:  Who do We Think We Are?”  Lecture by Michael Howard

Michael Howard is a sculptor and educator who has lived closely with the work of Rudolf Steiner for many years.  More information atlivingformstudio.com.

9 – Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Theater

“The Art of Becoming thru Clay Modeling,” Workshop presented by Michael Howard

20 – Wednesday, 8:45am – 10:00am, Library

“Nurturing the Spiritual Life of a Child,” a conversation with Rev. Patrick Kennedy.

Rev. Patrick Kennedy is a priest in The Christian Community.  He is also a dedicated student of Anthroposophy.  He is very interested in the universal aspects of religion and spirituality.  In this talk he will be exploring ways to cultivate a spiritual life in the home that is not bound to any one religion.

April

6 – Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Library and Classrooms

Science Workshop through the Grades

Experience how science is brought to the students throughout the grades and learn how the curriculum is uniquely tailored to the developmental stages and needs of children of all ages.  Light breakfast, snack, lunch, and childcare provided.  RSVP required.

23 – Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Library

“Artistic Speech Formation,” a presentation by Helen Lubin.

Helen Lubin completed her training in artistic, pedagogic and therapeutic speech in 1985. She works with North American Waldorf Schools, Waldorf teacher education programs, and in private practice. Helen has completed the Camphill Curative Education Training and has 10 years’ experience in this field.

May

7 – Tuesday, 7:45pm – 9:00pm, Children’s Garden Classrooms

Waldorf for Adults Session IV:  Experience the Children’s Garden taught by CG Faculty.

As most of us never had the opportunity to attend a Waldorf School, this four-part “Waldorf for Adults” series is chance to experience a real Waldorf Main Lesson.