Gradalis provides Nationally Accredited Training & Professional Development uniquely designed to support the working teacher currently serving in Independent and Public Schools within the Waldorf School Movement. Training and Professional Development with Gradalis is Nationally Accredited.
Earn a Certificate from an anthroposophically-based organization created and supported by educators with decades of experience teaching, leading, and administrating in both Independent and Public Waldorf Schools
Areas of concentration within Gradalis Teacher Training:
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Grades 1 – 8
- Educational Leadership (School leadership is able to simultaneously earn their Certificate while also receiving mentorship from highly qualified educational leaders and administrators in public and independent schools inspired by Waldorf principles)
- Remedial Education
We also offer School Support Services and work directly with School Boards Faculty and Administrators.
The Gradalis Approach
Active Support for the Working Teacher
Our approach makes it possible for schools to support training for their teachers while they teach!
Training provides active support throughout the year for the classroom teacher. This includes:
- Main Lesson and Block Planning support, from experienced educators via monthly webinars
- Grade Level specific support to foster confidences in teachers as they approach their classes with developmentally appropriate materials
- Speech and Musical Arts practice and material that is developmentally appropriate for the teacher’s concentration area (ECE, Grades, Remedial)
- Visual Arts support and material creation that is developmentally appropriate for the teacher’s concentration area (ECE, Grades, Remedial)
- Field Mentoring provided twice an academic year from an experienced Gradalis Educator to offer relevant and applicable support and guidance to the teacher-candidate
This type of program allows teachers to stay in the classroom while completing their professional development requirements. As a result of this multifaceted training, teachers feel more prepared and confident to face the ongoing challenges of holding a classroom in schools inspired by Waldorf principles, both public and independent.
Our cohorts bring teachers from across the country who share and value their experiences. Coming together creates a unique and incomparable bond. Gradalis unites faculty and community members through a common experience. Teachers gain an understanding of what lies behind this type of education while meeting daily challenges of teaching.
Gradalis Training Program Overview
The program includes Pedagogical and Anthroposophical foundations. Insight and experience in the Arts transform and are integrated into the teacher’s work both personally and professionally.
Our dedicated Waldorf trained faculty and staff are here to assist with any questions. They bring decades of experience from public and independent Waldorf schools. Gradalis Faculty have been Class Teachers, Remedial Teachers, and School Leaders in public & independent schools inspired by Waldorf principles.
For more details, see our Gradalis Program Overview for descriptions of the courses and topics covered in our Professional Development & Training Program.
With a warm heart, we at Gradalis welcome you—sending blessings to all your future endeavors.
Donna Newberg-Long, Ph.D.
Gradalis Executive Director
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by GRADALIS Instructor, Cristina Drews M.Ed.