Events at WECAN Member Schools and Institutes

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  • Teacher Education

    June 14-July 2, 2021 - Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education Completion Track. New cohort enrolling in low-residency program for highly experienced lead Waldorf early childhood educators looking to earn a full WECAN diploma. Financial aid available. Fully-accredited MEd or MALS option. Program Directors: Nancy Blanning and Leslie Burchell-Fox, MSEd.
    For information/application, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20

  • Summer Courses at Alktion

    June 20-25, 2021 - Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, Harlemville, NY
    History through Music with Eric G. Muller, Painting with Martina Angela Muller, Clay Sculpture with Patrick Stolfo, Eurythmy for All with Lynne Stolfo, Singing and Playing the Lyre in the Mood of the 5th with Diane Barnes, Early Childhood Festivals with Andree Ward. Evening Open Art Studios
    For information/registration, visit www.alkioncenter.hawthornevalley.org 

  • Personal and Professional Development 

    June 20-25, 2021 - Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Summer Series course presented over Zoom.
    For information/registration, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.

  • Child Developement I

    June 21-25, 2021 - The Early Childhood Teacher Training at Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH
    A week of exploring the development of the child from the perspective of spirit, physical growth, and emotional life. Each perspective is approached through study of the child’s gross and fine motor development, infant reflexes, and the sensory development of the child. The class will be taught by Katherine Scharff, Jane Swain, and Janene Ping. This class will be offered via zoom. It will not be recorded.
    For more information contact info@sophiashearth.org
  • Coming to Earth

    June 21-25, 2021 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Pacific Time, Online Course 
    Infant Movement and Bodily Learning: The Process of Incarnation – with Donna Hogeland Stusser and Kate Hammond
    The first years of a baby’s life are both a continuation and a transformation of life before birth. What gifts does the very young child carry from the spiritual world when they come down to earth into a physical body? What do we as adults need to provide in order to facilitate the development of these gifts? Through observation experiences, Spacial Dynamics, gesture games and study, participants will deepen their appreciation of bodily learning. The afternoon project of crafting a simple doll is intended as a space for collaboration and sharing of experience.
    This course is designed for educators, parents and those interested in working in Birth to Three who have a background or interest in Anthroposophy, and provides a good introduction to the post-graduate online Birth to Three training starting in the fall. 
    For more information contact tiffany@bacwtt.org or visit www.bacwtt.org
  • School Renewal and the Change of Heart

    June 22-25 2021 - Online Conference
    How do our principles inspire us to courageously change ourselves and our schools and training institutes? How do we work out of love and interest to really realize the potential of Waldorf education in North America in the 21st century?
    AWSNA, WECAN and APWE invite you and your colleagues to join us in celebrating our past and planning for the future.
    For more information click here.

  • Deep Roots, Joy Rising: The Foundational Senses for Healthy Child Development Today

    June 28 - July 2, 2021 | 9am - 12pm Pacific Time, Online Course 
    Rejuvenation for Early Childhood Teachers with Diane David and Anna Rainville
    The purpose of this online course is to realign ourselves with core principles as we deepen our understanding of our role as teachers in these extraordinary times. How do we hold onto what we know is good, true, and beautiful for our children? For three hours each day, we will transform the Zoom classroom into a place for study and conversation, dance and renewal. This is the fifth year of our collaboration and we are delighted to meet the challenge with striving, humor, and humility.
    For more information contact tiffany@bacwtt.org or visit www.bacwtt.org
  • Child Developement II

    June 28-July 2, 2021 - The Early Childhood Teacher Training at 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, sensory development as a foundation of social competence, the mystery of the primitive reflexes, and the development of the child’s hand. We also explore the evolving role of the adult when working with infants, toddlers, and older children. The class will be taught by Katherine Scharff, Jane Swain and Janene Ping. This class will be offered via zoom. It will not be recorded.
    For more information contact info@sophiashearth.org
  • Incarnational Support

    June 28-July 2, 2021 - The Early Childhood Teacher Training at Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH
     
  • Waldorf Birth to Three Educator Training

    Training starts July 3, 2021
    July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC
    This is a 14 month, birth to three focused option of the part-time Early Childhood Program. It runs for eight weeks over 14 months, comprised of three weeks in two summers (July) and a week in November and February of the first year. If there are covid restrictions, our courses will start online.
    More information

  • Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

    New cohort starts July 3, 2021
    July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC
    This is a part-time program of 5 weeks per year over 2 years comprised of 3 weeks in July and a week in November and February each successive year. If there are covid restrictions, our courses will start online.
    More information

  • Unborness

    July 5-7, 2021 - Online
    The body developed out of us...with Louise deForest
    In our modern times, embryology often looks at the step by step physical development, from zygote to viable baby. But is this all there is to it?
    For more information click here.

  • An Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education

    July 5-9, 2021 - The Early Childhood Teacher Training at Sophia's Hearth, Keene, NH
    Join a week long exploration of the inner and outer artistic and practical activities of a Waldorf teacher working in Waldorf nursery-kindergartens, home care programs, childcare centers, parent-child programs and other settings. Taught by Heather Church and Michelle Brooks. This class will be offered via zoom. It will not be recorded.
    For more information contact info@sophiashearth.org
  • Great Lakes Summer Intensives

    July 5-23, 2021 - Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Milwaukee, WI
    To learn more, visit our website www.greatlakeswaldorf.org
  • Including Children’s Voices

    July 19-23, 2021 - Online
    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice with the Persona Doll Approach with Debbie Laurin
    Pioneering this new antibias approach to Waldorf early childhood education, participants will acquire skills to address antibias education with young children.
    For more information click here.

  • Summer Festival of Arts and Education 

    July 5-23, 2021 - Rudolf Steiner Center Toronto - Online 2021
    To learn more, visit our website www.rsct.ca
  • Summer Intensives

    July 26-30, 2021 - Sound Circle Center - Online
    S
    ummer participants from around North America gather in Seattle for week-long intensives on a variety of subjects. In renewing and inspiring lessons, teachers prepare themselves for the coming year along with colleagues and friends in a relaxed, festive and supportive atmosphere.  
    Our Summer Intensive courses and workshops are designed for current, new, or prospective Waldorf teachers and anyone looking to learn or deepen their knowledge of Anthroposophy. 
    To learn more, visit our website www.soundcirclecenter.org

Other Events of Interest

  • Educator's Friday Rejuvenations

    Every Friday 4:30-6pm east, 1:30-3pm west US time zones - Online
    Come join us to unwind from the week’s stresses and move into your weekend with a sense of freedom and spaciousness!
    We will mainly use the practice of Spacial Dynamics along with verse, contemplation, journaling and drawing briefly, singing, discussion in small groups and deep relaxation techniques.
    For more information email Lynn St. Pierre at dancinghandsfrolickingvoices@gmail.com
    To register go to: www.dancinghandsfrolickingvoices.org
  • Therapeutic Aspects of Our Work 

    June 27th - July 2nd, 2021 - Online
    Dr Lakshmi Prasanna will present Therapeutic Aspects of Our Work - Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices Summer Workshop via Zoom
    Our work and play will include lecture and discussions, the developmental movement of Wilma Ellersiek in the form of loving touch, gesture plays and large movement plays for summer and autumn, singing in the mood of the fifth, Spacial Dynamics, making plant-dyed pocket story aprons and puppets, and more. Space is limited for those "live streaming" so register early to save your place. Friday Rejuvenations are included with your registration!  If you're unable to join us "live" you may view the videos on your own time through the end of July.
    For more information email Lynn St. Pierre at dancinghandsfrolickingvoices@gmail.com
    To register go to: www.dancinghandsfrolickingvoices.org
  • Rebuilding Trust in the World

    July 28-30 2021 - Online
    For teachers with children in their care. After such a tumultuous year, we all need reassurance that the world still holds goodness, truth and beauty. In this online summer conference, focusing on early childhood education, we will explore how we can nourish the sensorial pathways in order to bring security and orientation to our lives and to the children. Practical health-giving opportunities for the children will be presented as well as ways to restore the life forces of the teacher. With Nancy Blanning, Laurie Clark and Dr. Adam Blanning. Presentations will be recorded and made available to registrants. 
    For more information visit DenverTherapies.com/events
  • The World Association of Puppetry and Storytelling Arts - Summer Arts Conference

    July 29-August 1, 2021 - Online
    Storytelling and puppetry performances from around the world, puppet crafting workshops with master artists, interest group discussion sessions, "seed planting" for collaborative endeavors.
    For more information and to register contact worldpuppetry@gmail.com
  • The Twelve Senses: Sensing Justice in the Encounter

    August 11-15, 2021 - Online
    This conference is for anyone who wants to find ways to address the significant problems that confront us: isolation, fear, and social and environmental breakdown.The presentations, workshops, and discussions will guide participants toward building a perceptual capacity for the being of another person – a capacity that is the basis for healing encounters with other human beings, with ourselves, and with the environment.
    For more information contact info@threefold.org

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