Culturally Relevant Practices in Public Waldorf Education
This year’s keynote speaker, Linda Williams, Ed.D., returned in 2015 to teaching the first grade at the Detroit Waldorf School, her school home from 1987-1992. Subsequently, she taught grades 1-3 at the public Urban Waldorf School in Milwaukee, WI. Her experience includes serving as the Elementary Program Director of the Waldorf Institute of Southern Michigan, while teaching grades 2-8. She received her doctorate in Curriculum, Teaching and Education Policy from Michigan State University, and since 2006, Dr. Williams has been professor of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University.
Other Highlights | Jack Petrash will return this year to offer a Pre-Conference Workshop on Friday afternoon. | Board President Liz Beaven will present the Friday Night keynote address introducing the new Core Principles of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.
After a summer of collaborative work, the Board of Directors of the Alliance adopted new Core Principles of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education at its September meeting, with the intention that they ensure that “PublIc Waldorf education is ever-evolving, and continuously renewed through practice, research, observation, and active reflection.” Watch for the Core Principles coming soon!
A two page articulation What is Public Waldorf Education is also available.
The Fall Confluence will address key themes of the 2017 Conference. In THE INTERVIEW Betty Staley will talk with Dr. Linda Williams. The TEACHINGS article by Jeff Lough will look at special education best practices in Public Waldorf schools. Chip Romer will report FROM THE FIELD on a roundtable discussion with five school leaders about their multi-year process of welcoming Hispanic students into Woodland Star Charter School in Sonoma, CA. Daniel Bittleston reports on developments at one existing school and two new initiatives designed to serve African American students in LIVING WALDORF. Sign up to receive Confuence!
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