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  • 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
  • 916.963.4000

Public School Institute: The Waldorf Approach for Public School

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Presented By: 
Susan Goldstein, George Hoffecker, Susan Johnson, Beth Lee, Katherine Gaffey Lehman, Janie Marks, Lee Pope, Christiana Quick-Cleveland, Anna Rainville
July 11 – 22, 2016
Monday-Friday, 8:45 am-5 pm with optional 8 am classes
Early bird through June 20, $680; June 21-July 4, $715; after July 4, $750
Meal Options: 
If you would like meals from the café, they must be pre-ordered before you arrive on campus or they will not be available. Week 1: 5 breakfasts $43.75, 5 lunches $73.75, 5 dinners $73.75; Week 2: 5 breakfasts $43.75, 5 lunches $73.75, 5 dinners $73.75
Registration Notes: 

Registration check-in: Monday, July 11, 7:45am - 8:45am

Suitable for educators, parents and administrators with little or no prior knowledge or experience of Waldorf education.


Develop your creativity through the arts to meet the Common Core with enthusiasm!

This two-week institute is designed for teachers in any school setting for grades Pre-K-6. We create ways to integrate the arts and active learning into the public school curriculum, thus bringing learning to life for both teachers and students. Aspects of the Waldorf approach applicable in any classroom are presented, along with an exploration of child development.

* Ignite your creative capacities to awaken your students’ imaginations and wonder in literacy, numeracy, social studies, and science

* Nurture emotional intelligence, kindness, and responsibility in the classroom through character-building activities

* Deepen and enliven the multi-cultural aspect of history, geography, social science, and language arts through recitation, stories, drama, myths, folk tales, and legends of various cultures

* And so much more!

Participants will get extensive hands-on experience in storytelling, poetry recitation, drama, watercolor painting, clay modeling, drawing, movement, and music. Ways to connect children with the wonders of the natural world are explored. We also address important questions about assessment and standards, including enlivening the Common Core Standards.

We will cover:

  • a comprehensive understanding of the Waldorf developmental curriculum
  • hands-on experiences of a range of Waldorf-inspired classroom activities
  • practical ideas and activities that can be used in any classroom setting

See the class schedule here

Faculty: Susan Goldstein, George Hoffecker, Dr. Susan Johnson, Beth Lee, Katherine Gaffey Lehman, Janie Marks, Holga Olivares, Lee Pope, Christiana Quick-Cleveland, Anna Rainville, Trish Ryan, Doris Rainville, and Brian Soules

Classes are offered in grade-level groups:  Preschool/Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-6

Optional: Continuing Education Units from California State University in Sacramento - information available upon request.


(1) "Native Americans Into Waldorf Education" scholarships from the Kalliopeia Foundation cover full tuition, housing, food and part of the transportation costs for Native American teachers and parents who would like to attend.

(2) For teachers working in schools with 50% or more students who are on free/reduced lunch, you will receive 50% off the tuition of the workshop.

For more information and to receive an application, contact

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Event Documents: 
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