Understanding waldorf education & Teacher Mentorship
In response to the challenge to find trained teachers, Gradalis is launching a new effort to support schools who wish to move teachers toward becoming Waldorf teachers. This hybrid model allows teachers to attend webinars on various topics through the year, as well as in person mentor visits to classrooms.
The program (UWE)
The Understanding Waldorf Education Program is designed for teachers who are active in Waldorf Classrooms and new to Waldorf Education Pre-Kinder through 8th grade.
- 16 recorded (asynchronous) talks on Foundational Understandings of Waldorf Education followed by live discussion periods (synchronous) to further explore the topics. It is possible that these discussions be open to all faculty as to renew and unify faculty working.
- One teacher mentoring session per month (and more if needed as agreed upon with the mentor). These are done virtually. The mentor will offer resources, guide Main Lessons, classroom management, and will address Curriculum Frameworks and power goals per grade (correlated to Common Core).
- One to Two site visits per year. These are offered at no additional cost to the school and include a public lecture.
- Conversations with administrators, as needed.
- One to Two asynchronous arts class per month. Focused to board drawing, watercolor painting, and sculpting possibly.
- One asynchronous movement/music class per month. Focused on activities based on grade-level needs. Teachers will explore concepts of sensory based learning in these films.