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Summer Intensives June 17 - July 12, 2013 | Waldorf Education In Practice At the East Bay Waldorf School | 3800 Clark Road, El Sobrante, CA 94803 Rhythms of the Home | Woodcarving | Whole to the Parts, Grades 1 to 4 The Secrets of the Skeleton | Introduction to Algebra, Grades 5 to 8 Music to Enliven Your Teaching | Form Drawing, Grades 5 to 8 Chalkboard Drawing | Speech Intensive for the Waldorf Teacher

Welcome to Summer Intensives 2013. We offer a variety of course during these 4 weeks, all taught by deeply experienced course leaders.

• Rhythms of the Home will focus on questions of discipline

in the home, and is meant for parents and caregivers of

young children. It includes an optional daily session of

woodcarving.................................................................................... p. 3

Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training is a full member institute of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and its Teacher Education Network.

• For teachers of grades 1-4, our theme is working From the Whole to the Parts................................................................... p. 4 • Our Goethean Science weekend course will focus on Secrets of the Skeleton.................................................................. p. 4 • We present 3 distinct Intensives to provide inspiration,

hone skills and build confidence, especially for teachers

of grades 5-8, through the intrinsically related

topics of math, form drawing and music...................................... p. 5

• Finally, for teachers at any level and in any subject we

offer Intensives on the essential tools of chalkboard and speech...................................................................................... p. 6

Once again, we invite you to come join us on the expansive campus of the East Bay Waldorf School while our teacher training students enjoy their summer session, providing you with a culture of joyful immersion in Waldorf studies and anthroposophical research. Dorit Winter Director

The Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training admits students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

June 17-21 | 8:30am-12:45pm | Open to All

Rhythms of the Home and the Question of Discipline with Marianne Alsop and Christine Margetic Join co-teachers Marianne Alsop and Christine Margetic to explore how our inner and outer discipline affects our relationships with our young children and our family life. Learn how to simplify your daily rhythms, clarify your family values and bring your approach to discipline into alignment with those values. During this week-long workshop we will look at the realities of your daily life and how to bring it to balance; explore positivity in language; develop our own will; learn about the temperaments; understand what it takes to create a supportive community of parents. Each day will also include eurythmy and journaling as well as practical activities and crafts: sewing with wool felt; wet felting; painting and drawing; working with song and rhyme, setting the table for mealtimes. This class is designed for parents of young children.

Marianne Alsop has been involved in Waldorf education for nearly 40 years as a mother, early childhood teacher and facilitator of Waldorf parenting groups. She currently teaches in the parenting program at the San Francisco Waldorf School and directs the California Coast LifeWays Training.

Christine Margetic has taught Kindergarten and nursery school at the Marin Waldorf School and has an academic background in counseling and teaching the educationally handicapped. She graduated from the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training in 2004.

June 17-21 | 1:45pm-2:55pm | Open to All

Woodcarving with Patrick Marooney Young children love to play with the little carved animals seen in Waldorf Kindergartens. Join this class/workshop and learn how to make your own from scratch. Appropriate tools and wood will be covered. No experience necessary. See bio p. 5

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Janet Langley retired from class teaching in 2008 after fourteen years of teaching. She has taught in a number of teacher educa­tion programs, and for the past thirteen years has supported Waldorf faculties through teacher mentoring, evaluations and workshops on consensus and classroom management. Janet is the practicum coordinator for our teacher training, and she teaches pedagogical studies.

Patti Connolly has 20 years of Waldorf teaching experience as class teacher, kindergarten teacher, specialty teacher and administrator. In recent years she has worked as a consultant, mentor and evaluator. Patti has been co-teaching courses with Janet Langley since 1993.

June 23-29 | 8:30am-8pm | Open to Waldorf Professionals Only

Teaching from the Whole to the Parts - the Class to the Individual Incarnating the Lessons for Grades One through Four with Janet Langley and Patti Connolly How do we transform Steiner’s indications into a rich, meaningful curriculum for our students? This year we will delve into the overarching theme of moving from the whole to the parts while continuing to explore the art of teaching out of the image, the theme of last year’s workshop. As the week unfolds, participants will discover new ways to craft their lessons and meet the needs of the class as a whole and each student as an individual. June 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm Registration, and 6:30-8pm Opening Lecture. The curriculum intensive will once again be led by Janet Langley and Patti Connolly supported by a group of gifted faculty. Each day will begin with speech and movement followed by the Morning Colloquium. Colloquium topics: Child development, crafting the main lesson, penetrating the language arts curriculum continuum, teaching math with enthusiastic rigor, enlivening review, the need for practice, differentiating student assignments, deepening our inner work and the art of communication. Daily eurythmy comes next followed by morning breakout sessions (by grade) which will include: Soul theme for the year, planning the year, and a look at each block (goals for the block, ideas for lessons, assignments, projects, literature, resources, etc.). Afternoon breakouts will share specific teaching ideas and support on the following subjects: 1st and 2nd grades - form drawing, handwriting, language arts, movement, speech and storytelling 3rd and 4th grades - language arts, movement, shelters and practical activities (3rd), geography and animal studies (4th) Evening artistic explorations: You will choose from a number of offerings, such as painting, drawing, music, modeling, singing games. (You can work with the same art all week or try a different one each evening.) Saturday’s presentation will be a 4 hour workshop, 9am-12:30pm, on “Working Together out of Consensus”: How to create a vessel for the spirit.

Ken Smith trained in gardening and landscape design in New Zealand. He completed the sculpture training at Emerson College, England. Ken was the art teacher at the Hereford Waldorf School. He was course leader of Visual Arts and Sculpture at Emerson College. Currently he is a freelance artist and art teacher in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. In the teacher training he teaches art history and sculpture.


June 28-30 | Fri, 7pm - Sun, 4pm | Open to All

Secrets of the Skeleton with Ken Smith The dense structures of the skeleton reveal the artistic—sculptural work of the etheric body that has built up the forms that allow us to stand and to move in a way that expresses our human nature. Through artistic processes of sketching, sculpting and Goethean observation this workshop will allow participants to uncover the secret language of the skeleton and discover the principles at work in the archetypal human form. This weekend course is intended to enable Waldorf teachers and artists to deepen their understanding and ability to work out of Goethean methods.

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Susan Cook has twenty years of Waldorf teaching at San Francisco Waldorf School, fourteen years as a class teacher and six as an upper grades math teacher. For several years prior to Waldorf teaching, Susan taught middle grade math and language arts in public and parochial schools. Her three children attended SFWS and now are working in the fields of nursing, real estate, and farming.

July 1-5 | 9:30am-12:45pm | Open to Waldorf Professionals Only

Introduction to Algebra Grades 5-8 with Susan Cook In the five day course the emphasis will be on preparing upper grade class teachers for teaching main lesson blocks as well as on-going math track classes. How to introduce algebra will be addressed, and connections between geometry and algebra will be developed that can bring economy to teaching. While taking time to explore potential biographies and artistic possibilities, there will be a definite emphasis on skill building that aims to balance basic drill and word problems. Using student teamwork in the math lessons can be a powerful learning tool, and possible methods will be suggested. Finally, there will be time devoted to doing math together in a cooperative manner, especially 8th grade level, so that teachers can refresh their own math skills and establish confidence for the future.

July 1-5 | 11:15am-12:45pm | Open to Waldorf Professionals Only

Form Drawing for Grades 5-8 with Patrick Marooney

Patrick Marooney was a class teacher for the full 8 years and the woodwork teacher for 23 years at the Eugene Waldorf School. He is a master craftsman and machinist. He has been part of the Eugene Waldorf Teacher Education program for 19 years, and has inspired teacher training students in our own program in science, geometry and form drawing for over 2 decades.

Elisabeth Swisher studied music education at the University of Vienna and completed her Waldorf teacher training in Stuttgart. She has taught music in the grades and in high school in both Vienna and Chicago for a total of almost 30 years. Elisabeth is part of the core faculty at the Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program in Chicago. In the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training she teaches Choir and Music in the summer session.

If you wish to carry Form Drawing past 5th grade, then join this course to learn some helpful techniques on how to draw and teach the more complex forms. The upper grades approach must be entirely different from that of the earlier years. A useful technique, similar to map-making, will be demonstrated and practiced. We will observe and study some Celtic knotwork as phenomenon, observe the various gestures within it, and can then build up the whole from its parts. Adolescents are fascinated by the mysterious weaving and interplay of line and this workshop can help teachers bring this art form to their classes. When form drawing in the upper elementary grades is both precise and dynamic, it has a wonderful combination of art and science that offers both therapy and challenge.

July 1-5 | 1:45am-4:15pm | Open to Waldorf Professionals Only

Music to Enliven Your Teaching with Elisabeth Swisher Promote healthy rhythms and social harmony through musical and rhythmical games; enliven your teaching through catchy and irresistible activities; a course for any teacher especially for grades 5-8. You don’t have to be a musician to sing, play and dance with the children! Musical elements of rhythm and harmony can be an asset for ANY teacher. Bring any instruments (melodious or percussive) and join in learning, practicing and exercising: • Songs and rounds • Recorder pieces (prior ability not necessary though welcome) • Rhythm games and exercises • Folk dances (English, American and European)

Engage the Children, Awaken the Children, Delight the Children (even the 7th and 8th Graders)

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Kristine Deason is currently on sabbatical, having just completed 8 years of class teaching. During her years in the classroom, she became interested in using the chalkboard to enhance all aspects of teaching in addition to chalkboard drawing. This year she is teaching a number of courses for the Bay Area Center, including chalkboard drawing, choir and various pedagogical courses.

July 8-12 | 9:30am-12:45pm | Open to Waldorf Professionals Only

Working with the Chalkboard; Merging the Practical and Artistic with Kristine Deason For teachers in a Waldorf school the chalkboard is a potent and invaluable tool. On a daily basis it serves as book, notebook, calendar, planner, artistic medium and blank canvas. We use it to create mood and draw students into our lessons, to document schedules and clarify assignments, and, in the course of lessons, to record discoveries, map out work, and model how to order and present our inner thoughts and ideas. This workshop will examine all the uses of the chalkboard in a Waldorf classroom, merging both the practical and the artistic. We will explore: • Effective and economical use of the chalkboard • Working with color • Lettering and handwriting • How to make the mundane beautiful • Gesture as the key to figures • Composing the picture • Choosing the picture • Working with students on the chalkboard

July 8-12 | 1:45pm-4:15pm | Open to Waldorf Professionals Only

Speech Intensive for the Waldorf Teacher with Sibylle Eichstaedt

Rudolf Steiner referred to speech as the art of the ‘I’. Indeed, many have experienced a greater sense of presence and inner aliveness after engaging in speech practice and recitation. Speaking engages the voice, the breath, the mind, the ‘I’, as well as close to one hundred muscles: it reaches ‘down’ into our physiology and ‘up’ into our consciousness. Because of this total engagement, it can have a strengthening, integrating, and enlivening effect if taken up and practised in deepened ways through exercises, poetry, story and drama. The teachers’ work involves intense and varied use of their voice. Their inner relationship to the creative genius of language can become a source of strength and inspiration. Modelling good, lively speech imbued by the power of imagination can inspire love for the Word in our young people at a day and age when speech culture is under severe attacks. The summer intensive gives teachers an opportunity to deepen their understanding and practice of Steiner’s speech impulse. The intensive will focus on two aspects: The Speech Instrument – Voice Maintenance Exercises • Introducing the speech instrument in its 3-fold nature • Grounding the voice and making it effective • How and when to introduce speech exercises to the class • Speech for health Poetic Texts – How to bring poetry to life, in oneself and in the students • Epic: alliteration, hexameter & storytelling • Lyric: children’s rhymes & verses; rhythms and poetry • Drama: some tools for dramatic speech An anthology with age appropriate texts throughout the curriculum will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring along their own favorite collection of verses, poems, stories etc.


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Sibylle Eichstaedt MA is a speech artist and qualified anthroposophic therapeutic speech practitioner. She works at several Waldorf Schools and Waldorf Teacher Trainings in the UK, and has been a faculty member of our teacher training since its inception. Her work at schools includes speech with teachers and therapeutic speech with pupils.

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Summer Intensives 2013

MAIL Form to: 77 Mark Drive, San Rafael CA 94903

Rhythms of the Home....................................$215

FAX Form to: 415 479 4401

June 17-21, 2013 | Open to All Woodcarving....................................................$95

Rythms & Woodcarving combined....$275 June 23-29, 2013 | Professionals Only From the Whole to the Parts - Grade 1-4....$495

Registration Details:

June 28-30, 2013 | Open to All

Class sizes limited. Register early. • Registration deadline for all sessions is June 1, 2013 • Late fee for registrations received after June 1 is $25 • Cancellations received after June 10 are subject to a 10% cancellation fee • No refunds for cancellations received after classes begin

The Secrets of the Skeleton..........................$225

July 1-5, 2013 | Professionals Only Introduction to Algebra................................$245 Music to Enliven Your Teaching....................$245

Music & Algebra combined .................$395


Form Drawing - Grades 5-8..........................$125

We offer a Waldorf program consisting of outdoor play, storytelling, song, movement, crafts, creative play and games for children (4 years 9 months or older) of participants.

July 8-12, 2013 | Professionals Only

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm $250 per child per week

Meals: Lunches with fresh, organic, and natural ingredients are available for participants. A substantive snack, 10:45-11:15, with coffee and tea is provided for morning breaks. Daily, 12:45pm to 1:45pm $12.50 per lunch (first week must be pre-ordered)

Lodging: Upon request, participants are provided with a list of local private housing opportunities available for rent, but they are expected to make their own arrangements. We recommend the following lodging facilities near El Sobrante: University of California Summer Housing, Stern Hall Hearst Avenue and Highland Place | Berkeley, CA 94720 510.642.1676 Days Inn Pinole 2600 Appian Way | Pinole, CA 95464 510.222.9400 Holiday Inn Express San Pablo 2525 San Pablo Dam Road | San Pablo, CA 94806 510.965.1900 Courtyard Richmond Berkeley 3150 Garrity Way | Richmond, CA 94806 510.262.0700

For more information about childcare, meals or lodging, please contact Jennifer Dye at 415.479.4400 or

Form Drawing & Music combined ....$295 Working with the Chalkboard.......................$245 Speech for the Waldorf Teacher...................$245

Chalkboard & Speech combined .......$395 “Professional” means you have completed Waldorf teacher training, and/or have been or are on the faculty or staff of a school. I am a current or former teacher or staff member at:

Extras Wholesome lunches ....... $12.50 (x ___ lunches) Childcare.......$250 (x ___ children, x ___ weeks) Late Registration after June 1.........................$25 ................................................ GRAND TOTAL:

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Please mail to: 77 Mark Drive, Suite 18, San Rafael, CA 94903 | Or fax to: 415.479.4401

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Summer Intensives is a program for the public organized and run by teachers and staff of the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training. The Center also offers a 3-year, part-time Waldorf teacher training program leading to certification. Classes are held at the East Bay Waldorf School on Friday evenings and Saturdays from September to May; and Monday-Friday for four weeks during summer, concurrent with the Summer Intensives.

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