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Seaside Community Charter School Summer Training

Schedule of classes and additional information

8:00am - 8:50am


This year’s Eurythmy class will introduce teachers to activities that involve movement to develop spatial awareness, incorporating objects such as tennis balls and Chinese juggling balls.  Teachers will have the opportunity to draw the forms that they create in 3-D space.  In addition, teachers will participate in movement to poetry connected to the social studies curriculum.


Instructor: Mary Rudd

9:00am - 10:45am

Main Lesson

Teaching Social Studies – 1-5

Teachers will experience a combination of group circle activities, lectures, discussions, and hands on artistic projects relating to the teaching of history and geography. Circle work will include: verse recitation, singing, and clapping games.  Lectures will cover Waldorf curriculum suggestions for teaching history and geography, with discussions of the how, what, and why lessons are brought.  In addition, teachers will have a chance to take a deeper look into the social studies units of study specifically written for Seaside and will have an opportunity to become more familiar with them.

Instructors: Michael Imes/Delana Hill

Teaching Social Studies with Math, Science and ELA Integration – 6-8

This course will feature an overview of the Waldorf Social Studies curriculum for grades 6-8 and the ways in which the Seaside Social Studies curriculum interprets this as a Public Waldorf School.  Math, science and ELA teachers will experience ideas for integrating certain aspects of the social studies curriculum into their subjects while still meeting state standards.  Teachers will also have an opportunity to learn new music, poetry and movement activities for middle school students as well as experience sample main lessons with main lesson book entries.

Mary Goral and Rick Pinchot

Kindergarten Curriculum – ELA/Social Studies Integration

Instructor: Monica Alexandra

9:00am - 10:45am

Our Twelve Senses/Extra Lesson

Rudolf Steiner was the first to propose that there are 12 senses (7 in addition to the well-known five!) He described the senses that relate to the perception of the body (touch, life, movement, and balance), the external world (smell, taste, sight and temperature), and the spiritual world (hearing, speech, thought and ego).  It is important that a child develops and uses as many of their senses as possible, because each sense reveals another aspect of their sensory reality.  Sensory perception also forms the basis of the relationship with oneself, our surroundings, and the people around us.  In order for a child to learn to the best of their abilities, they must learn to use all of their senses.  This course will provide an overview of the 12 senses and activities that teachers can use to help students develop their senses.


Instructor: Mary Rudd

12:15am - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:15pm

Collegial Work

Lectures, research-based readings, specific protocols and discussions will be the platform for this course that is designed to help faculties address difficult issues.  Artistic work will also be integrated into the course, as will specific biography work activities.


Instructors: Delana Hill/Rick Pinchot

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2:30pm - 4:00pm

Clay Work

This exciting artistic class will give teachers an overview of what can be done with clay throughout the curriculum.  Specific grade levels will be chosen to do sample hands-on projects.  Teachers will have an opportunity to explore form, make  an animal, and create projects that fit with aspects of the Social Studies curriculum.  

Instructor: Michael Imes

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Singing and Singing Games

This year’s singing class will introduce teachers to new material and several songs that are related to the social studies curriculum, grades 1-8.  Many songs will include movement and dance.


Instructors: Mary Goral and Liz Mason

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4:45pm - 5:00pm


Instructor: Mary Goral


Institute for

Waldorf Instruction

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