Annual National Conference 2017

Alliance Annual National Conference 2017 is now in the planning phase.

Save the Date!   January 13-15, 2017 at Rudolf Steiner College



Alliance Annual National Conference |  January 15, 16 & 17, 2016
Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

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Pre-Conference:  Connecting Children to the World: The Pathway to Inititive, Empathy & Independent Thinking with Bente Goldstein, our 2015 keynote speaker and director of the FarmWise Education Program.


14 Workshop options will include drawing, painting, singing and handwork skill-building and insights on making math meaningful, teaching physics and chemistry blocks, behavioral challenges, and the nature of will in children and more.  14 Breakout Groups for teachers and administrators will include collegial conversations on the impact of the AWSNA/Alliance service mark agreement, using portfolio assessment in middle and high school, Smarter Balanced Testing, working with your school district to support special education, working with parents, working with the temperaments, and more!


Post-ConferencePractical Activities for Working with Learning Challenges in the Classroom with Jo-Ann Climenhage.  Jo-Ann is a certified Waldorf Grades and Remedial teacher specializing in the Extra Lesson approach.


Post-Conference: An Introduction and review of Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach in a Public School District with lead researcher Diane Friedlaender, Ph.D. Diane is a Senior Associate at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.


Conference Fees:
$175 for Alliance members
$225 for non-members  paid by January 1, 2016
After January 1, 2016 $225 for Alliance members
$250 for non-members


Pre-conference workshop with Bente Goldstein: $50
Post-conference workshop with Jo-Ann Climenhage: $50
Post-conference workshop with Diane Friedlaender:  $20