Conference 2018 takes place over MLKing Jr. weekend, January 12-14, and continues the ongoing conversation about widening the circle of students served by Public Waldorf education through a deepening of our knowledge and experience with culturally relevant practices. This year’s keynote speaker Kim John Payne will ask the question: Who’s in the Classroom? in order to address the needs of diverse learners. Kim will also offer a Pre-conference Workshop on Friday afternoon on The Three Streams of Healthy School Culture that involves building an integrated support process for social inclusion, restorative discipline and learning support.
A free Post-Conference Workshop with Charles Burkam will present the Steps to Membership: Learning Who We Are on Sunday afternoon as we move toward the final from and launch of the Path of Membership process. On Friday evening, Liz Beaven will offer an interactive evening of presentation and conversation on the surprises, opportunities and challenges of our Expanding Field of Public Waldorf Education.
Our traditional Sunday morning Rudi Talks will offer A Report on Current Public Waldorf Research by three educators in the field. An Alliance Annual General Meeting will also take place at the close of the conference on Sunday afternoon to which all are welcome.
With a host of exciting Workshops and Breakout Groups, and our new Public Waldorf school location at George Washington Carver High School of Arts & Sciences, we look forward to an inspirational weekend of growth, collaboration and making new connections across our movement.
Conference Registration begins on December 1.
At the Annual Conference in 2017 a Friday evening keynote address was given by Alliance Board President Liz Beaven on the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education, that serve as the centerpiece of the Alliance’s self-study process on the Path of Membership for certification as a Public Waldorf school.
The 100th anniversary of Waldorf education will soon be here! The first Waldorf school opened its doors in September 1919. Today Waldorf education is a global movement with schools in over 60 countries. To view a documentary film created in preparation for the centenary anniversary go to Waldorf 100 – The Film and share the link with colleagues and friends.
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