Events

April 22, 2017 Early Childhood Workshop

To Register: Click Here.

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An Early Childhood Workshop for Teachers, Assistants and Home Care providers

 

Flexibility in working with Parents and Colleagues 

with Katherine Giglio, EC educator at Waldorf School of San Diego

8:30 AM-12:25 PM

Most teachers spend great efforts and time learning about child developmental stages, preparing a nurturing environment, and planning age appropriate activities. They expect and look forward to working with the children. And they are often surprised by the amount of time and effort they will spend addressing concerns with parents and colleagues.  We will explore how teachers can support their work with the children through building a positive, collaborative relationship with the other adults in the child’s life—parents and colleagues. We will also look at how to maintain a professional balance in this aspect of the Early Childhood teacher’s work.

katherineKatherine Giglio is an Early Childhood Educator with 30 years experience teaching children and working with parents in mainstream and Waldorf programs. It was at the behest of Margaret Meyerkort and Janet Kellman that she took her first Waldorf kindergarten class 21 years ago at Camellia Waldorf School in Sacramento and since then, she has taught in Waldorf schools and programs in Colorado, Texas, and Southern California.  Currently, she teaches Nursery and Parent/Child classes at the Waldorf School of San Diego.  She has also served the WSSD school community as EC Chair, Faculty Chair, and member of various committees including; Pedagogical Group, Governance, Social Inclusion, and Building Committee.  Katherine has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Health Science and Waldorf training thru RSC and Sophia’s Hearth. She has two sons, both Waldorf students, one a graduate and the other set to graduate 2018.

Eurythmy   12:30-1:30 PM 

Johanna Mueller-Laurelin trained at Eurythmieschule Hamburg, Germany. She is currently the Eurythmy and strings teacher at the Waldorf School of San Diego and Co-Directs and teachers for WISC San Diego.

 

Spring Festivals || 2:45-5:15 PM

with Susan Starr, Teacher Trainer, Mentor and Workshop Presenter

A kindergarten group is like a warm beehive, where the children who have been together through the Autumn and Winter months, in Spring, are ready for something new and fresh to blossom into.

In the Afternoon Session, we will explore how to bring the season of Spring to the children in ways that meets their burgeoning needs, while still holding them in the warmth of learning through imitation. Simple examples from seasonal activities and festivals will be brought and shared to demonstrate this quality.

Participants will learn how to sew a hand puppet, and learn a way to bring this activity to older children. When finished, the ‘ gnome hand puppet’ can be moved to a simple Spring Puppet Story. All the materials, pattern and story will be provided.

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Susan Starr has been a Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher for 30 years, studying Puppetry, Storytelling and Music for Young Children. One of her quests has been to bring seasonal activities to young children in a way that is age appropriate.  She is presently a Teacher Trainer, Mentor and Workshop Presenter in China, and is a Music Teacher in the LifeWays program, here in Encinitas, CA.

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

March 18, 2017 Astronomy

The Stars and the Human Being – Earthly and Cosmic Viewpoints

March 18, 2017, 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM with Brian Gray

Astronomy, Astrology, and Astrosophy can be compared with mysteries of the human body, soul, and spirit. How was our solar system formed by the spiritual beings over vast periods? How do the constellations and planets correspond to the sevenfold nature of the human being, stages of human consciousness and biographical phases of human life? We will learn how our present solar system bears the direct imprint of Ancient Saturn, Ancient Sun, and Ancient Moon conditions, and consider future stages of human/cosmic evolution. Each student will present class notes as artistic representation of her/his understanding of the topics presented.

Workshop Cost: $95.00 

  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire
  • To enroll–email outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org or call 916-524-1828

briangrayBrian Gray teaches and lectures on anthroposophical topics for Rudolf Steiner College programs. A teacher at RSC since 1981, Brian has helped to lead tours through Europe and Egypt, exploring sacred architecture.

His research includes the realms of Star Wisdom, Cosmology, Sacred Architecture and Esoteric Christianity. Brian earned a B.A. in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, 1967; an M.L.Arch. (Landscape Architecture) from University of Pennsylvania, 1972; and a certificate in Waldorf Teacher Education from Rudolf Steiner College, 1981. Brian entered RSC’s Foundation Year in 1979, taught by René Querido. From 1991 – 1998 and from 2006 to the present, Brian has served as Director of the Foundation Program.

Medical Conference February 2017

Please note we have changed locations for the Medical Conference: Waldorf School of San Diego High School at 4135 54th Place, San Diego, CA 

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This two-day workshop will provide an in-depth look at the way in which a child senses and relates to his or her own body, through the experience of touch, balance, movement, as well as a general sense of well-being. Dr. Johnson will provide a deeper holistic understanding of the imbalances that stand behind many of the diagnostic labels given to children today (such as ADD, autistic spectrum disorders and dyslexia) and discuss methods for assessing whether children are phonetically reading. There will also be an exploration of how these foundational senses are related to the development of learning and thinking in the older child and how they are needed for the continued development of the higher intellectual and moral capacities in adulthood.

Enjoy this sneak peak hot off the press!  The Medical Conference schedule.mc_schedule

susanrjohnsonDr. Johnson is a behavioral and developmental pediatrician. After completing a three-year residency and a three-year fellowship in behavioral and developmental pediatrics she worked for seven years as the physician director for the School Health Center in San Francisco. After the birth of her son, she was introduced to Waldorf Education and became a Certified Waldorf Teacher. She spent an additional year of training in the Extra Lesson/Sensory Integration Program at Rudolf Steiner College with Ingun Schneider. She also attended a special training course in Anthroposophically-extended Medicine at the Lukas Clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Dr. Johnson makes visits to Waldorf Schools and has a private practice in Colfax, CA.

Two-day workshop cost: $150.00 || To register:  Click Here.

  • Saturday Only: $95.00 
  • Sunday Only: $65.00  
  • Snack Provided || Catered Lunch Available  $10.00 per day 
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire

Supporting Your Child’s Immune System–The Key to Healthy Development || A Practical Session with Wiep de Vries, RN 

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 || 3:45pm-5:45pm

Deepening the awareness of the significance of childhood illnesses can lead to a new approach to healing in which the child is gently being guided and supported through the process of illness.

Wiep will address the beneficial aspects of fever and offer practical suggestions for natural remedies and therapeutic applications, such as compresses, wraps, poultices and inhalations.

We will also focus in particular on ear infection, chest congestion, asthma, and digestive disturbances.

Workshop Participants will:

Attain a deeper knowledge about the role of childhood diseases from a holistic, developmental perspective. Be empowered and feel confident in taking responsibility for the care of a sick child. Learn to create a healing environment for a sick child, and have insight into healing measures that can prevent the occurrence of chronic illness. Learn practical ways to guide a child through the process of illness, applying herbal wraps and compresses, and using herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Wiep de Vries, R.N. worked for six years in The Netherlands as an Anthroposophical Nurse.From 1996-2004 she conducted Home Health Care workshops for the Waldorf schools throughout Southern California. For 7 years she has been the director of The Los Angeles Alliance for Childhood (LAAC), a parent education organization and resource and referral center, that offered programs advocating practical methods to address the developmental needs of young children. Currently Wiep is working as a pain relief therapist specialized in Neuro-Soma Muscle Therapy.

Practical Session Cost $20 || To register: Click here.

 Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

Upcoming Events Winter-Spring 2017

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We are quite excited about all the upcoming events we will be hosting through the Winter and into Spring 2017.  Please scroll down for additional information for our upcoming workshops.

January 7, 2017 || 10:45 AM-12:30 PM

Camphill: A Talk with Kathryn Rycroft 

Kathyrn will share with us her experiences of Camphill programs world-wide as well as a program in which she is currently involved in Santa Cruz, California.

k_rycrottKathryn was born in Forest Row, England, and attended Michael Hall Rudolf Steiner School from kindergarten through high school. She studied drama and singing at Italia Conti Stage School in London and Sociology at West Kent College. She also trained in Residential Child Care through an in-service program with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets working with children in care of the authorities

Kathryn first experienced Camphill in Wales, at Coleg Elydir, and later completed the three-year Social Therapy Program in Copake, New York, after immigrating to the United States. She attended the Foundation Year Program in Anthroposophical Studies at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA and has been a member of the society since 1985. Kathryn joined Camphill Communities California in 2006, and runs a life-sharing home, in addition to being a core faculty member of the Social Therapy Program.

Cost: suggested donation $20-25 || To register: Click here.

Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

January 14, 2017 || 8:15 AM-5:15 PM

Spirit and Revolution: Threefold Nature of Social Life–Culture, Community, Economy with Abraham Entin

This workshop will explore the spiritual nature of the human being, the evolution of consciousness, and the effect of Spirit on matter.  There will be discourse on aspects of the Threefold Social Order including historical leadership as well as the hierarchical nature of leadership along with the disease of the social order itself.  Furthermore the social transformation from the French Revolution and beyond, will be discussed. Finally, we will look at ways to build allies and work together in order to overcome the empire.


abraham_entinAbraham Entin is a long-time social activist and member of the Anthroposophical Society. Recently he has been teaching “Spirit and Revolution” on Rudolf Steiner’s social thought, a six week course at a local community center north of San Francisco.  In conjunction with this course he was interviewed by The Metta Center for Non-violence on their bi-monthly radio program.

Cost: $95 || To register: Click Here.

  • Branch Members attend for a donation of $20-25.
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

February 11th 8:30-5:15 and February 12th 8:30-3:15

3rd Annual Medical Conference

Integrative Assessment in Learning and Child-Development with Susan R. Johnson, MD, FAAP

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This two-day workshop will provide an in-depth look at the way in which a child senses and relates to his or her own body, through the experience of touch, balance, movement, as well as a general sense of well-being. Dr. Johnson will provide a deeper holistic understanding of the imbalances that stand behind many of the diagnostic labels given to children today (such as ADD, autistic spectrum disorders and dyslexia) and discuss methods for assessing whether children are phonetically reading. There will also be an exploration of how these foundational senses are related to the development of learning and thinking in the older child and how they are needed for the continued development of the higher intellectual and moral capacities in adulthood.

susanrjohnsonDr. Johnson is a behavioral and developmental pediatrician. After completing a three-year residency and a three-year fellowship in behavioral and developmental pediatrics she worked for seven years as the physician director for the School Health Center in San Francisco. After the birth of her son, she was introduced to Waldorf Education and became a Certified Waldorf Teacher. She spent an additional year of training in the Extra Lesson/Sensory Integration Program at Rudolf Steiner College with Ingun Schneider. She also attended a special training course in Anthroposophically-extended Medicine at the Lukas Clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Dr. Johnson makes visits to Waldorf Schools and has a private practice in Colfax, CA.

Two-day workshop cost: $150.00 || To register: Click Here.

  • Saturday Only: $95.00 || Sunday Only: $65.00|| Therapeutic Wrap Session: $20
  • Discounts for three or more from one school site and WISC alumni available–please inquire
Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

March 18, 2017 || 8:30-5:15

Astronomy with Brian Gray

briangrayBrian Gray teaches and lectures on anthroposophical topics for Rudolf Steiner College programs. A teacher at RSC since 1981, Brian has helped to lead tours through Europe and Egypt, exploring sacred architecture.

His research includes the realms of Star Wisdom, Cosmology, Sacred Architecture and Esoteric Christianity. Brian earned a B.A. in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, 1967; an M.L.Arch. (Landscape Architecture) from University of Pennsylvania, 1972; and a certificate in Waldorf Teacher Education from Rudolf Steiner College, 1981. Brian entered RSC’s Foundation Year in 1979, taught by René Querido. From 1991 – 1998 and from 2006 to the present, Brian has served as Director of the Foundation Program.

Cost: $95 || To register: 

Questions:  call/text/email || Parvati Scatena || outreachsd@waldorfteaching.org || 916.524.1828

April 22, 2017 || 8:30-5:15

The Young Child Birth to 3 and the Parent/Child Class with Kim Raymond

Details to come…but save the date!