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Building Supportive Networks: Teaching Special Subjects in Waldorf Schools

Online International Subject Teacher Conference

July 22-25, 2024

9:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time

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Sign up before May 22nd to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

See below for special school team discounts!

Registered participants click here to access the conference materials page

Join us online this July as we explore mentoring, peer support, classroom management, the essence of Waldorf education, and more.

Our theme this year focuses on:

  • Peer mentoring and support

  • Sensory-based classroom management

  • The essentials of Waldorf education

  • Therapeutic movement activities to bring to every classroom

  • Practical hands on projects from across the curriculum

  • Collaboration, connection, and innovation

Special subject teachers are a vital part of Waldorf education. When teachers are able to work together as a team, the greatest learning takes place. This conference is open to ALL Waldorf teachers, subject teachers and class teachers.

We know we are teaching so much more than skills or projects. We are teaching more than language, music, handwork, or movement. We are teaching CHILDREN. All of us together.
 

Join together with subject teachers from around the world to bring your teaching to the next level.

Internationally Renowned Keynote Speakers
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Liz Beaven, Ed.D.

The Essentials of
Waldorf Education

Executive Director, Alliance for Public Waldorf Education. Actively involved in Waldorf education since 1985 through class teaching, administration, adult education, and research.
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Rebecca Hipps M.Ed.

Sensory Based Classroom Management

Over a decade of experience in teaching, training teachers, and curriculum development. A class teacher in Massachusetts and a consultant for Waldorf schools across the country.
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Kevin Avison

The Social Art of Mentoring & Advising

Editor, TheTasks and Content of the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum (2014) Author,  Introduction to the new edition of Steiner’s Curriculum for Waldorf Schools
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Virginia Moller

Developing a mentoring culture/ community of practice in your school

Former CEO of Steiner Education Australia, developed a national mentoring program and continues to work with SEA to support the delivery and research component of the program. Over 35 years’ experience in Steiner education.
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Kelly Brewer

Educate, Participate, Advocate

More than 30 years working with over 2 dozen Waldorf schools as an administrator and admin consultant around the country helping Waldorf School administrations be more effective and of better service to the parents, board, and faculty.
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Connie Helms, M.Ed

Extra Lesson Movement - Supportive Whole Class Activities

Connie Helms, M.Ed. is an education consultant and Extra Lesson teacher based in Vermont. She serves on the board of the Association for a Healing Education and is a co-director of AHE's Educational Support Program.
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Special Pricing for School Teams

 

Please read carefully. Coupons cannot be applied retroactively.

​Individual Ticket:
  • Regular price $400 USD​

  • Early Bird discount $350 when you register before end of the day May 22, 2024 (Pacific Time)

  • Enter coupon code EarlyBirdJuly at checkout

Financial aid available if needed and requested

 

School Teams Discounts:
  • Buy one get one 50% off for 2 teachers from the same school = 2 tickets for total of $600 USD (average $300 each) Enter coupon code TeamTwo at checkout​​

  • 5 pack tickets: for teams of 5 teachers from the same school = $1000 USD (average $200 each) Enter coupon code TeamFive at checkout

  • Financial aid available if needed and requested 

For step-by-step instructions on how to apply coupons, click the link below.
 
 
We want to encourage as many subject teachers as possible to attend, as this will greatly enrich the experience and the discussions for everyone

Active Engagement and Collaboration

A closer look at what we have in store:

Keynotes and Windows into the Classroom:

The day will begin with whole group experiences, including keynote presentations and windows into other classrooms: world languages, singing as a classroom management tool, games and more. Gain insight into each other’s work and build mutually supportive teams!

Movement with Connie Helms:

We all need a movement break! Each day will include Extra Lesson movement breaks. Learn healing movement activities that can be brought into any subject class. 

Cross-curricular Work Sessions:

Working With our Hands:

Each day will bring new practical projects to engage our hands, hearts, and minds. 

  • Coil Basket Making

  • Form Drawing

  • Clay Modeling

  • Watercolor Painting

Subject Specific Collaborative Work Groups:

Afternoons will be devoted to working 'break-out' or connection groups. Teachers will work together to consider specific ways to apply classroom management skills and peer support within their unique subjects.

Teachers will explore practical ways to connect ‘across’ the curriculum through peer support and mentoring.

All Teachers Will Walk Away With:

  • A virtual library of practical resources and suggestions for putting peer mentoring and support into action.

  • Tools to take back and share with full faculty to inspire collaboration and connection.

  • Sensory based classroom management resources to support students and enhance collaboration between teachers.

  • Strategies to build trust, understanding, and communication between all teachers on their faculty.

Click below to view the conference draft schedule:

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Reviews from 2023 conference participants
(The All-Subjects conference) was really great and extremely relevant. I was so happy that our school had five attending. During our [school's] Preview Days in August, we had time on the agenda for sharing from professional development that teachers had participated in over the summer, and I was very impressed with the takeaways from this conference! So, thank you to both Elizabeth and Shellie for an excellent experience. Every one of the speakers was inspiring and I want to hear them over again. I am looking forward to what's in store for next summer and know that my colleagues will be too.
From Lisa Carrow, Faculty Chair, Aurora Waldorf School, New York

Click below to see full details of our all subjects conference in 2023

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