We are hearing more and more stories of a teacher shortage—young people not signing on and many experienced teachers retiring—it has only accelerated during covid. To meet this growing need, schools and training centers need to partner as never before. Recent conversations with school leaders and meetings that Torin Finser had with Alliance and AWSNA administrators have reinforced this message.
Center for Anthroposophy has once again done some adapting to make professional development and Waldorf teacher education more accessible (costs, time commitment, duration of program, course content). Click here to look over the new format, which illustrates how Explorations (online) and Building Bridges (face-to-face) are sequenced going forward.
There is one big challenge ahead: In order to do this new sequence, participants need to sign up and start the online version on March 12. We set this start date so that new hires have a jump start before they begin teaching in September, and so some can attend a July course in Wilton if they so desire; classes in Explorations do not meet over the summer. But to make this all work, we need your help getting folks signed up for Explorations in time for March 12.
Torin Finser will visit Alaska and do a combination of recruitment and sample weekend that would “count” towards the program for those who enroll. On Saturday, March 19, he will offer A Call to Teach: An Introduction to Restorative Practices at the Anchorage Waldorf School. Click here more more information and to register.