WISC SD Summer 2017 Intensives

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Week One:  June 26-June 30 || 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Developing a Therapeutic Eye || An Early Childhood Intensive

Presenter: Laurie Clark

 We will explore child development through the lens of child contemplation study, integrative movement and pedagogical nutrition. Leading thoughts will be offered regarding working together in community and the teacher’s inner development.

Through experiencing together the practical activities of the Kindergarten life such as watercolor painting, bread baking and Paper Mache basket making, we will deepen our understanding of why one does these activities and how they guide the child into healthy sensory well-being.

lc_photo Laurie Clark is currently a kindergarten teacher at the Denver Waldorf School. Now in her 27th year of teaching, she mentors Waldorf teachers around the country and teaches in various training courses. Laurie obtained her Waldorf Teacher Certificate from Rudolf Steiner College and completed the East Coast Training in Remedial Work.

Cost: $650  || To register: Click Here

  • Register by June 1st and receive a 10% discount 
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
  • Child Care $200 per week
    • Early Child: 6mo–4 years old 
    • Summer Day Camp: 4–14 years old
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

Week Two: July 3-July 7 || 8:30-5:15 

Importance of Practical Arts in Waldorf Curriculum || 8:30 AM-1PM

Presenter: Bodo Langen

 We will focus on carving and clay modeling with an emphasis on whittling which begins in the 4th grade. Topics to be examined are: practical arts and the science curriculum, working with the temperaments and an approach to working effectively with children who may have special needs. Leading thoughts on shop set up, acquiring and maintaining tools in different Waldorf school environments, will be discussed.

 bl_photoBodo Langen, founder of Pine Mountain Arts in Santa Cruz, has extensive experience in practical arts including woodworking, sculpting and copper-smithing. As the Practical Arts teacher, he worked with students at Highland Hall Waldorf School for 14 years and has been an instructor for both the Waldorf Institute of Southern California and Rudolf Steiner College since 1989.

 Cost: $400  || To register: Click Here

Working with Plant Dyes on Silk and Wool || 2:15 PM-5:15 PM

Presenter: Alecia Dodge

 As a teacher of young children there are many ways plant dyeing can be used in the classroom, either for preparing supplies or as a simple activity with the children.  In this workshop we will learn the basics of working with silk and wool fibers with the myriad of color possibilities found in nature. We will learn how to make a dye bath, how to prepare and mordant fiber, about color fastness, how to care for fiber once dyed and the types of equipment needed to do your own plant dyeing at home.

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Alecia Dodge, with 25 years of experience teaching in Waldorf Education, is currently completing her 8th grade class at the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara. A handwork teacher for 18 years, Alecia graduated from the Applied Arts Program at Sunbridge College, Spring Valley, New York in 1999. In 2003, Alecia founded the training for Handwork Teachers at Rudolf Steiner College, which she continues to lead.

Cost: $375  || To register: Click Here

  • Register by June 1st and receive a 10% discount 
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
  • Child Care $200 per week
    • Early Child: 6mo–4 years old 
    • Summer Day Camp: 4–14 years old
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

Week Three: July 10-July 14 || 8:30-5:15

The Forming of a First Grade Class

Presenter: Dennis Demanett

We will spend the week exploring the unique moment of the seven-year-old’s emerging ability to form inner pictures and how this relates to choices that we, as teachers, make towards creating a healthy educational journey.

We will also investigate questions of forming and shaping lessons in an artistic, imaginative manner so that good habits, the foundation for all future learning can be built. We will do this by examining the story content of first grade, taking up the threefold aspect through fairy tales, nature stories from home surroundings, and the always-valuable pedagogical or curative stories.  Included will be the relationship of circle work and other forms of movement, integrated with stories, drawing, painting and main lesson book-work that we will do through practical, hands-on activities each day. And that’s just the beginning…..

 A Waldorf class teacher for 40 years, Dennis Demanett has completed his fourth class and is currently teaching second grade at the Pasadena Waldorf School. He trained at Emerson College, England, and took his first class through there at the Ringwood Waldorf School. Dennis brings not only his extensive experience in Waldorf teaching but also a child-like enthusiasm and deep recognition of how to work from the whole to the parts.

Cost: $675  || To register: Click Here

  • Register by June 1st and receive a 10% discount 
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire.
  • Child Care $200 per week
    • Early Child: 6mo–4 years old 
    • Summer Day Camp: 4–14 years old
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

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