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Alliance For Public Waldorf Professional Development

December – Exploring Multicultural Stories, Songs, and Poems
July 12-16 – Picture of the Grades (Grades Cohorts)
July 19-23 – Theory and Practice of Public Waldorf Education

 

Singing Games with Anna Rainville

January 6 – Winter
February 3- Love Notes for the Littlest Dancers (focusing specifically on 3’s and under)
March 3- Spring
April 14 – May Day
May 12 – Summer

 

Center for Biography and Social Art

Awakening Connections: Creating Community is a series of three half-day sessions over a school year bringing faculty, staff, parents, and board members together to develop the capacity to listen deeply.

 

Antioch University

EdD in Educational & Professional Practice, Waldorf Education

 

Online Conferences for Grades 1-8

With Eugene Schwartz

Ongoing online and in-person programing and teacher training

 

AWSNA Pedagogical Webinars

These have been opened to the Alliance by AWSNA, please join in on these live virtual events.

What Steiner Actually Said

This webinar is available for faculty, staff, and board members at AWSNA, WECAN, Alliance, and SEA member schools. If you are a parent please connect with your school leaders if you are interested in hearing highlights from a specific webinar.

What Steiner Actually Said:
Examining Steiner’s Educational Ideas Which Have
Manifested as White Centered Pedagogical Practices

Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Norse Myths. Parzival. Michaelmas. The list goes on. All are pedagogical content and practices we associate with Waldorf education, developed out of anthroposophy. The collective use of these stories and festivals have manifested as a Eurocentric and White-centric curriculum, counter to the spirit of social renewal that is a unifying intention in Waldorf education.

What did Rudolf Steiner actually say in relation to the educational ideas identified above? How might we understand these ideas in the context of a nation/continent beginning to reckon with it’s systemic racial injustice?

Join this monthly webinar as we examine some of Steiner’s educational ideas which have manifested as white centered pedagogy. Each month we will focus on a different topic, with individuals/groups who have deeply studied Steiner’s work offering a summary of what Steiner did or didn’t say on the particular topic. They will also offer their thoughts and ideas on how we can work with this today to dismantle White-centric practices.

This monthly webinar works in tandem with the monthly Reimagining Waldorf Pedagogy webinar.

These webinars will be recorded and will be available for viewing to anyone with access to the AWSNA Community Hub.

Dates:

Dec 8, 2020 04:00 PM
Jan 12, 2021 04:00 PM
Feb 9, 2021 04:00 PM
Mar 9, 2021 04:00 PM
Apr 13, 2021 04:00 PM
May 11, 2021 04:00 PM
(Shown in Mountain Time)

Pre-register HERE

Reimagining Waldorf Pedagogy

This webinar is available for faculty, staff, and board members at AWSNA, WECAN, Alliance, and SEA member schools. If you are a parent please connect with your school leaders if you are interested in hearing highlights from a specific webinar.

Reimagining Waldorf Pedagogy: Nurturing Social Renewal Through Education for Racial JusticeGrimm’s Fairy Tales. Norse Myths. Parzival. Michaelmas. The list goes on. All are pedagogical content and practices we associate with Waldorf education, developed out of anthroposophy. The collective use of these stories and festivals have manifested as a Eurocentric and White-centric curriculum, counter to the spirit of social renewal that is a unifying intention in Waldorf education.

How are faculty metamorphosing these practices into anti-racist pedagogy?

Join this monthly webinar as we learn how faculty are Reimagining Waldorf pedagogy. Each month we will focus on a different topic, with individuals/groups who have studied Rudolf Steiner’s work and are educating themselves on anti-racism.

This monthly webinar works in tandem with the monthly What Steiner Actually Said webinar. The What Steiner Actually Said webinar will highlight individuals/groups who have deeply studied Steiner’s work and offer a summary of what Steiner did or didn’t say on the particular topic. They will also offer their thoughts and ideas on how we can work with this today to dismantle white centered practices.

These webinars will be recorded and will be available for viewing to anyone with access to the AWSNA Community Hub.

Dates:

Dec 15, 2020 04:30 PM
Jan 19, 2021 04:30 PM
Feb 16, 2021 04:30 PM
Mar 16, 2021 04:30 PM
Apr 20, 2021 04:30 PM
May 18, 2021 04:30 PM
(Shown in Mountain Time)

Pre-register HERE

AWSNA BIPOC NETWORKING FORUM

These have been opened to the Alliance by AWSNA, please join in on these live virtual events.

1st Wednesdays @ 2:30pm PT, 3:30pm MT, 4:30pm CT, 5:30pm ET
(1.5 hours)We invite People of Color to join us as we support each other in our work in furthering and strengthening diversity and inclusion in Waldorf education. Discussions will begin around learning who we are and what we are doing and we will identify topics of interest to explore and share ideas and resources aimed at strengthening our individual and collective work within our own schools or institutes.Cohosted by Magally Luna/Denver WS and Renita LiVolsi/San Francisco WS

Dates:

Dec 2, 2020 03:30 PM
Jan 6, 2021 03:30 PM
Feb 3, 2021 03:30 PM
Mar 3, 2021 03:30 PM
Apr 7, 2021 03:30 PM
May 5, 2021 03:30 PM
Jun 2, 2021 03:30 PM
(Shown in Mountain Time)

Pre-Register HERE

AWSNA LGBTQ+ NETWORKING FORUM

These have been opened to the Alliance by AWSNA, please join in on these live virtual events.

4th Wednesdays @ 4:30pm PT, 5:30pm MT, 6:30pm CT, 7:30pm ET
(1.5 hours)
Exception: November will be 3rd Wednesday

This is a networking forum for colleagues who identify as LGBTQ+. Our hope is to create a space to share resources and support each other in creating more LGBTQ+ inclusive school communities. This group strives to be anti-bias, anti-racist, and intersectionality-centered. We recognize that many groups are subject to oppression and stand in solidarity with those communities as we work to create values in alignment with theirs.

Facilitators: Kendra is a queer, white, early childhood teacher working at Olympia Waldorf School. She’s also a trained LGBTQ+ youth facilitator with a nonprofit that offers support to queer youth/teens in Olympia. Shannon is a fat, queer, white, grades teacher from the west coast. She has been a class teacher for ten years and is currently creating a social justice curriculum for Waldorf middle school students.

Oct 28, 2020 05:30 PM
Nov 18, 2020 05:30 PM
Dec 23, 2020 05:30 PM
Jan 27, 2021 05:30 PM
Feb 24, 2021 05:30 PM
Mar 24, 2021 05:30 PM
Apr 28, 2021 05:30 PM
May 26, 2021 05:30 PM
(Shown in Mountain Time)

Pre-Register HERE