The Age of Revolution and the arrival in the modern age is the focus for this crowning of the eight years of elementary school. Chemistry and physics experiments, algebra and platonic solids, geography, and physiology will all be covered. We’ll also address the challenges faced by eighth grade teachers, examining the traditional Waldorf curriculum and considering both the content and method of presentation. An hour each day will be devoted to teacher-facilitated discussion groups, targeted to both new and experienced teachers, on topics drawn from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and relevant to the participants.
Instructor Karen Crandall is currently class teacher for the eighth grade at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs (NY). Karen led a class from grades one through eight at the School before leaving to become a Lead Family Educator for the Head Start program; she returned to Waldorf teaching five years ago.
Instructor Thomas Clark (science) currently serves as Middle School Support Teacher at The Denver Waldorf School (CO). Tom has been associated with the School since 1985. when he took on the role of third grade class teacher; since then, he took two additional classes from first through eighth grade. He has a particular love for middle school science.
Sunday: Registration begins at 5pm. Class begins at 7pm.
Monday-Thursday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm. Break times and time for lunch are provided. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Some courses have evening sessions, and there are evening cultural and social events offered each week.
Friday: Classes end at lunchtime.
Please register early, as enrollment is limited.
About three weeks before your course start date, a complete schedule will be sent to you at the e-mail address you used when registering.
A Sunday night boxed dinner is available – by pre-order only – here.
Learn about housing.
Learn more about our Summer Series 2012.