The Alliance’s 2018 conference took place over MLKing Jr. weekend on January 12-14, 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 keynote speaker Kim John Payne will ask the question: Who’s in the Classroom? in order to address the needs of diverse learners. Kim is also offering 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.
On Friday evening, we offered an interactive evening of presentation and conversation on the surprises, opportunities and challenges of our Expanding Field of Public Waldorf Education. A free Post-Conference Workshop with Charles Burkam took place on 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.
Our traditional Sunday morning Rudi Talks offered 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 everyone is welcome.
A host of exciting Workshops and Breakout Groups took place at our new Public Waldorf school location. We gratefully thank the staff and students of George Washington Carver High School of Arts & Sciences, for their support making this conference possible.