The Public School Institute was founded in response to a request from a leading Sacramento educator at a time very much like today when the arts were being removed from public school programs, and hence children's lives because of budget cuts.
Our 2013 session will take place from July 8-19. For more information, please download our flyer.
This workshop will focus on ways to integrate language arts, number skills, music, storytelling, movement, nature study, and arts and crafts within the curriculum of the developmentally appropriate kindergarten. It will present aspects of the Waldorf approach applicable in public school classrooms.
These workshops will demonstrate how teachers can creatively implement an arts-filled, integrated curriculum for grades one through eight, using practices developed in Waldorf education that are applicable in public school classrooms.
This institute has given me more insight into child development than any other professional development I've participated in over the past 15 years. It has reinforced that learning is a joyful event and I'm leaving with a renewed sense of the power of teaching. Donna Stottman, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
This was undoubtedly the finest educational experience I have ever had. I felt that so much of my own potential was opened up in areas that I would not have expected.And it was beautiful to see how others as well as myself had the experience of hidden and unexpected talents blossoming and new interests awakening. This is definitely the way we should be teaching. Robert Jamison, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, Clemson University
This institute was incredibly valuable. It helped me to redefine not only how I think about children and education, but also how I think about myself. This was such an eye, heart, mind, body, spirit opening and expanding experience. I overcame several blocks and did things I would not have thought I could love so much. Tara Kintz, East Bay Conservation Corps Charter, Oakland, CA
For information, please contact Arline Monks (916) 961-3932 at Rudolf Steiner College.