Teaching as an Art

teaching as an art week
grade level preparation
Registration Open

In Person
registration cost: $675 on or before June 1, 2023
(Late registration: $715 after june 1) Enrollment ends June 15th

Includes The Art of Storytelling: A Cornerstone of Waldorf Pedagogy
Nurturing Children's Ability to Imagine

July 10 - 14, 2023 in Denver, Colorado
location: GRADALIS Teaching campus: 4725 Miller street, wheat ridge, co 80033
************************************************************************************************ Begins monday at 7:30 am Mountain Time for registration. name tag lanyards and opening lecture. Introduction to storytelling: the essential element of waldorf instruction. M-F Many offerings to support your grade level arts, science, storytelling, and main lesson content. Ends Friday at 1:15 MT.

(introduction to the School of spiritual science & the Pedagogical section meeting monday 4:45 pm for those interested in anthroposophically informed tasks of the world movement)
meeting of members of the pedagogical section tuesday at 4:45 pm.*

Thank you for your interest in Gradalis Teaching as an Art week.
Registration is now closed as of June 16.
We hope to see you next year.

grade level preparation

Grade level specific preparation allows you to feel confident imparting developmentally appropriate curriculum to your students.

experienced instructors

All instructors are experienced in their subjects and within the classroom.


Each year colleagues gather from around the country for these teacher renewal courses. Create and build lasting connections.

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grade level preparation and renewal courses

COST: $675 (Register on or before May 15, 2023) 
(late registration after May 15th is $715)
Class Teachers will experience the following elements of preparation for their Grade Level:
  • Focus on Storytelling
  • Year Overview–curriculum content and main lesson placement
  • Preparation of the Annual Block Plan–bring your school’s calendar for 2023-2024
  • Lesson Planning for the 4-fold lesson
  • Integrating Diverse Children’s Literature and Storytelling to meet the children in your class
  • Forming your class and introductory activities to start the year
  • Child Development for this age children & how to meet them in the appropriate way
  • Classroom Management
  • Age appropriate movement, games & circle activities that keep students engaged and challenged
  • Speechwork & poetry, verses for your grade level
  • Science at your grade level
  • Singing & instruments appropriate for the grade level– and enrichment activities to engage your students in learning)
  • Skills (math & literacy) expectations for your grade level–Introduction of the Gradalis Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Drawing & watercolor painting at your grade level
  • Suggested Field Trips to enhance learning and build the community in your classroom
  • The Class Play–ideas and grade level appropriate approaches
  • Games & Movement for children at your grade level
  • The soul mood required by the teacher as “loving authority” in the classroom appropriate for this grade level
  • What lies behind the curriculum at this grade level–why do we teach what we teach this year
  • Introduction to each Main Lesson Block of the year with Content (Instructors model lessons, story-telling, poems, music)
  • Diversity Exploration at each grade level

Tentative schedules

view sample schedules for each grade level below: these 2022 summer schedules are similar to what will be offered in Summer 2023. final schedules will be available soon.

Grades - Woman Buffalo