WECAN Conferences and Events at Member Schools and Institutes

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  • Mid Atlantic Regional Gathering

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    Considering Our Cultural Community and Biases
    April 6, 2019 - Mountaintop Waldorf School, Saugerties
    , NY
    Facilitated by Meggan Gill
    For more information contact Mary Maschal at mmaschal@waldorfsaratoga.org
  • Coordinate Calm: Spacial Dynamics ® Streams to Support the Developing Child

    April 6, 2019 - Sophia’s Hearth, Keene, NH
    A hands-on and discussion workshop about the practical classroom applications for working with etheric streams, part of the human energy system, or the life force body as it is also referred to. Taught by Jane Swain.
    For more information or to register click here.
  • INTRODUCTION TO WALDORF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

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    June 23-28, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY    
    An Immersion in the world of the Waldorf nursery / kindergarten, with Lisa Miccio of The Waldorf School of Garden City
    For more information or to register, click here.  
  • Incarnational Support

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    June 24-28, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    This course will build insight and practical skills for the teacher in the realm of physical, soul, and spiritual support for the child, parent, and self. Taught by: Jane Swain, Janene Ping, Nancy Mellon and Michelle Brooks.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • How to be a Healing Storyteller At Any Moment

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    June 24-28, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    Find new strength and strategies to counter-balance disembodied electronic devices, arrhythmic environments and many a minor and major developmental challenge, and health concerns. Taught by Nancy Mellon and Janene Ping.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • Early Childhood Teacher Rejuvenation

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    June 24-28, 2019 - Marin Waldorf School, San Rafael, CA  
    During this course, beginning with the teacher's own self-awareness, we will attend to essential creative activities that lead to specific positive and meaningful relationships.
    For more information and to register click here.
  • Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

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    June 30-July 19, 2019 - Sunrise Waldorf School, British Columbia, Canada
    July session in Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring in North Vancouver, BC
    2 year part time program – 5 weeks each year. 3 weeks in July, 1 week in fall and spring with additional mentoring, observation and practicums.
    For more information and to apply click here.
  • Mentoring: Transforming Ourselves to Meet the Other

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    June 30-July 5, 2019 - Sunrise Waldorf School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    This week-long deepening, open to experienced EC teachers, will explore the art of mentoring through a variety of approaches. This will be especially helpful for those who are, or want to be, mentoring in their own schools and in the wider movement. With Louise deForest, Heather Church and Wendalyn von Meyenfeldt.
    For more information and to register click here.
  • Child Development 1

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    July 1-5, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    We will explore the profound human capacities and the sensitive processes that blossom forth in the first three years and will learn how best to support the developmental process of very young children. Taught by Susan Weber, Jane Swain, Janene Ping, Kim Snyder-Vine.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • Creating and Strengthening Parent Child Work in Your Community

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    July 8-10, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    We will build a background for this work, including exploration of the essential aspects of these classes for families, the content and rhythm for a group, the needs of different developmental stages, and an introduction to the needs of parents of young children. Taught by Susan Weber, Nancy Macalaster and Katherine Scharff.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • Child Development 2

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    July 8-12, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    The week focuses on the development of the child’s emerging self and social capacities between two and four years, conflict in two and three year olds, sensory development as a foundation of social competence,  the primitive reflexes, and the development of the child’s hand. Taught by Susan Weber, Jane Swain, Katherine Scharff, Michelle Prindle.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • An Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education

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    July 8-12, 2019 - Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH 

    Join a week long exploration of the inner and outer artistic and practical activities of a Waldorf teacher. Taught by Heather Church and Michelle Prindle.

    For more information and to register click here.
  • Summer Intensive Program

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    July 8-26, 2019 - Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Milwaukee, WI
    Professional development or begin your teacher training. Master’s degree optional. Child Development & Child Study, Preparing Children for First Grade, Artistic Work III 
    For more information and to register click here or contact Sandra Martin at admin@greatlakeswaldorf.org - 414 299 3820

     

  • The Unexpected Gifts of the Mystery Children

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    July 14-19, 2019 - Sunrise Waldorf School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    Please join all three of these curative educators, whose 70 + years of combined experience, will provide the opportunity for a week of insights into, and useful ‘tools’ for, our work with the mystery children of our time. With Adola McWilliam, Marjorie Rehbach & Robin Laskowski
    For more information and to register click here

     

  • WALDORF WEEKEND

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    June 28-30, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY    
    Experiential workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education from early childhood through high school, with Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth of Sunbridge Institute
    For more information or to register, click here.   
  • WORKING WITH PARENTS

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    July 19-21, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY    
    Developing and sustaining healthy teacher-parent relationships, with Melissa Merkling of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School   
    For more information or to register, click here.     
  • Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education

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    July 22-26, 2019 - Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, Ontario, CA 
    In this week-long immersion into the world of early childhood, you will experience hands-on lessons in circle, handwork, story and puppetry. You will be introduced to child development from birth to seven, inner development of the educator, and the essentials of Waldorf Education for the young child. 
    For more information or to register, click here.    
  • COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP

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    July 22-26, 2019, Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY    
    Personalized strategies for becoming a more effective member of your leadership team, with Joachim Ziegler of MIRA Companions for Development and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler of Sunbridge Institute
    For more information or to register, click here.    
  • 2020 WALDORF 100 CONFERENCE

    Learn to Change the World
    June 22-26, 2020 - Chicago Waldorf School, Chicago, IL
    The conference is the culmination of the year-long festivities celebrating 100 years of Waldorf education worldwide.
    AWSNA, WECAN and APWE invite you and your colleagues to join us in celebrating our past and planning for the future.

Other Events of Interest

  • Early Childhood: Working to Create Healthy Movement

    July 15-18, 2019 - Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Circle work, movement journeys, songs, games, and whole-child development. Enriching the Early Childhood environment for developmental growth and sensory nourishment with Betty Jane Enno. Sponsored by the Association for Healing Education (AHE)
    For more information click here.
    Questions? Contact Connie Helms: registrar@healingeducation.org
  • West Coast Collaborative Puppetry and Storytelling Arts Conference

    July 25-30, 2019 - at Olympia Waldorf School, Olympia, WA
    This gathering in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is for anyone interested in lighting the fires of imagination and strengthening the heart, through storytelling and puppetry. Workshop leaders include: Janene Ping with color and light puppetry, Jennifer Aguirre with artful pocket apron puppetry (on strings, fingers and hands!), and Susan Strauss, eurythmist and professional storyteller. We will also enjoy several shared performances from participants!
    For more information click here.
     
  • Meeting the Needs of ALL Children Through Waldorf Practice

    August 4-9, 2019 - White Feather Ranch, Placerville, CA
    with Katherine Lehman and Lakshmi Prasanna
    For further information contact lehman.katherinedu@gmail.com.
  • Ways of Being with Oneself and with Children, An Atmosphere of Joy

    August 12-16, 2019 - Serra Retreat, Malibu, CA
    Discover new ways of being with yourself and with children through playful experiments with Ute Strub. Sponsored by Pikler USA.
    For more information click here.
  • Observation

    October 28-Nov 1, 2019 - Pepperdine University Graduate Campus, Los Angeles, CA
    Observation is the key to understanding infant and toddler needs and behavior. During this seminar, you will learn about the methodology for observation, and you will practice and grow your own skills. Led by Hungarian faculty from the Pikler® House in Budapest, Judit Kelemen, Dr. Eszter Mózes and Elsa Chahin. Sponsored by Pikler USA.
    For more information click here.
  • Self-Initiated Motor Development

    October 21-25, 2019 - Pepperdine University Graduate Campus, Los Angeles, CA
    Participants of this seminar can explore the intact, natural process of motor development, which can only be observed if we do not directly intervene in movement. Led by Hungarian faculty Dr. Gabriella Püspöki, former Director of the Pikler Institute, Szilvia Papp and Elsa Chahin. Sponsored by Pikler USA.
    For more information click here.

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