Adult Education Opportunities at the Austin Waldorf School Through the Adult Education Program, the Austin Waldorf School endeavors to create and offer opportunities for parents and the wider community to increase their understanding of Waldorf education. Our lectures and workshops allow our faculty to share their expertise as well as engage the community in personal development. The program also hosts distinguished guest speakers from around the world. We are currently creating our schedule of upcomming events.
OCTOBER 24th, 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Your Extraordinary Family Life: A Parenting Workshop, with Carrie Contey
Get tips and tools for creating more ease, joy, connection, and love every single day!
Join Carrie Contey, Phd for an informative and inspirational talk that will get you flowing as a family. Learn new and effective strategies for making day-to-day family life easier, more fun and deeply satisfying. Gain inspiration wihch will allow you to experience parenting and partnership in a whole new way. After the talk, Carrie will stay for a 30 minute Q&A. This event is free and open for all parents, educators and their guests. We will meet in the PAC Recital Hall.
Learn more at www.carriecontey.com
NOVEMBER 8th, 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Initiation and the Divine Child, Parenting as Initiation with Dennis Klocek
Since pre-history the role of initiation in human life has been recognized as the keystone of human development. To be initiated means to realize that within the soul a latent being resides that Carl Jung called the Divine Child and Rudolf Steiner called the "I" being. Like a child, this higher self needs to be instructed about or initiated into the demands of the higher life of the spirit. We need to be a loving parent to our inner Divine Child. Through stories and artistic exercises this evening workshop with Dennis Klocek will explore the opportunities for parents and all human beings to realize the spiritual benefits of initiation into the secrets of the Divine Child that waits within each human soul.
Participants have the option to attend a Saturday workshop as well; The Role of Arts in Initiation
The cost of this lecture is to be determined. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for event details. This event will be held in the AWS Eurythmy Room.
NOVEMBER 14th, 7:00-8:30 P.M. CANCELLED - PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE SPRING SEMESTER
Silent Nights: Creating a Healthy Bedtime Routine
“We know that early child development has profound influences on health and well being across the life course. It follows that disruptions to sleep, especially if they occur at key times in development, could have important lifelong impacts on health.” TIME.com
Kindergarten teacher, Betty Jane Enno, will provide parents with helpful information and tactics that will assist them in creating a healthy bedtime routine for young children. Learn practical techniques to assist a smooth transition to bedtime. Wear comfortable clothing. We will meet in the Stargarden Classroom.
There is a $10 fee for this workshop.
THE FIRST FOUR YEARS: CREATIVE LIVING WITH THE YOUNG CHILD
Presented by Carol Toole
When: Three Saturday Mornings
January 11, 18, 25, 2014
Time: 9:30 am -12:00 noon
Place: Austin Waldorf School Kindergarten
Fee: $115.00 individual; $180 per couple
(includes booklet, materials, refreshments, and future mailings of a seasonal packet)
-Young children are wellsprings of life forces. These forces are seen bubbling forth in their inquisitiveness and enthusiasm, and in their phenomenal physical growth. They manifest in the child’s playful efforts to overcome gravity and to stand upright, to master speech and to light up with the beginnings of thought. We will discuss how to protect these forces, allowing healthy language, sensory and motor development. Participants will create a simple first doll as well as learn activities, rhymes, stories and song to uplift daily routines.
This workshop is for adults only, though nursing infants (not yet crawling) are welcome. It is highly recommended for parents interested in Waldorf education for their child’s school years, or anyone who wishes to understand the nature of childhood.
Carol Toole began Waldorf Early Childhood Training in 1980. She has since been a teacher of all ages, a storyteller, parent educator; and always a student!
Please download, complete and submit The First Four Years (pdf Version) with a check made payable to Carol Toole. Your reservation is guaranteed once the payment has been received. You may drop your completed form by the Main Office, or mail it to:
Austin Waldorf School Attn: Carol Toole/The First Four Years 8700 South View Road Austin, TX 78737
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