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Rainbow Rosenbloom, Founding Director of Live Education, will be a keynote speaker at the "Waldorf Education in the 21st Century" conference in Denver CO. The conference will be Feb 17-20. There will be breakout sessions for homeschoolers. Please download the PDF document for more information and registration.
Rainbow will be speaking to homeschooling families on the east coast. Dates ands cities to be announced.
The Origins of Healthy Patriotism: Idealism, Appreciation, and Mystery Through Historical Biographies
Join Rainbow and other Live Education! families on Monday, Oct 24th, 7-9 pm in Princeton, NJ for a discussion on teaching history in Waldorf Homeschooling. Read the announcement for more information.
Join Rainbow and other Live Education! families for a spontaneous gathering in Santa Monica, CA on Monday, Aug 22 at 2 pm.
Read the announcement for more information.
Join Rainbow in Wheat Ridge, CO this Sunday, Aug 14 - Thursday, Aug 18 for five free evening presentations on "The Inner Dimension of Waldorf Education."
Read the announcement for detailed information.
Friday, June 10 listen to Rainbow on the Waldorf Connection, at 4pm EDT, as he opens the Global Expo with a conversation on The Importance of Waldorf Education today.
General registration is now open for the Live Education! Summer Seminar. For complete information and to register, please visit the Seminar page
Please join Rainbow Monday, Jan 24 in New York City for a presentation on forming vibrant, effective Waldorf homeschool cooperatives. See the workshop announcement for more information and to RSVP.
If you would like to host a gathering in your local area during Rainbow's visit to the northeast, please send a message via the Contact page.
Please join Rainbow Thursday, Dec 16 at the Westin in Seattle, WA for a Fireside Chat about Waldorf Homeschooling. See the workshop announcement for more information and to RSVP.
Live Education! founding director Rainbow Rosenbloom will be in the Salem MA area on Thurday Oct 21st for a conversation titled "Community-Building Through Homeschooling". For more details and to RSVP please see the Workshop Announcement.
Rainbow will also be giving a talk on Thursday Oct 28th titled "How Does Waldorf Education Support Your Child's Social Intelligence" for parents at Yuba River Charter School in Nevada City CA. For more information, please download the flyer.
We are excited to announce that Yuba River Charter School has partnered with Live Education! to develop their new homeschool component. Live Education! is providing curriculum and support services to families and the YCRS staff. For more information, please visit the YRCS Website.
The entirety of the second year Live Education curriculum has been completely revised page by page, the content reorganized and enhanced with more examples, stories and illustrations. Much of the content has been rewritten in such a way that each book coheres and integrates with all of the others. Gone is most of the clip art and is replaced with many new original illustrations. Gone are any redundancies that carried over from one book to the other, and each book is laid out clearly in such a way that the teacher can proceed through it page by page, lesson by lesson.
The curriculum is entirely complete in itself. The teacher will not need to hunt down source books. The 2010 edition is filled with more than eighty fables, nearly twenty original retellings of saint's legends, nearly a dozen original retellings of the Buddha's Jataka Tales, and more than twenty original retellings of Native American legends with accompanying nature science lesson activities.
The directions for the daily lesson activities in each block of study, such as language arts or math skills, have been rewritten and added to with more content in order to bring greater clarity and more lesson activity ideas for the teacher.
Photos of the 2009 Summer Seminar are now online
We are excited to announce the first Live Education! Winter Homeschooling Seminar, to be held February 26-28, in Fairbanks, Alaska!
For parents homeschooling children of all ages, this seminar will highlight the use of Waldorf methods to present skill-building academic work in a creative and imaginative way. It will also feature age-specific break-out sessions in language arts, math, and handwork.
Please save the dates, and check back for more detailed information and registration to open soon!
The 1st annual Live Education! Summer Seminar was a huge success, attracting more than 25 families from all over the country, from as far away as Rhode Island, New York, Kentucky, Alaska, as well as from all over California. All participants did eurythmy, drawing, handwork, and music, as well as studying both the spiritual and pedagogical foundations of Waldorf education. The afternoons were free to either have individual consultations for next year's homeschooling, or to explore the magnificence of Santa Cruz's redwood forests and beaches. Below are a couple of comments from attendees.
I was so impressed with the presenters! Each fully embodied what they were teaching.
I have never attended a conference where each member of the faculty attended their colleagues' sessions; this not only added to the intimacy of the conference, but also allowed for a wonderful sense of integration. Each presenter would refer to discussions/activities from previous sessions. Thank you Live Education!
Make plans to join us next summer (probably 3rd wk of July) for 5 days of inspiration and joyous celebration!
Live Education! has reorganized, revised, and expanded our Kindergarten curriculum. This includes additional artwork and two new books:
Kona Pacific Public Charter School opened this fall in Kona, Hawaii with grades K-4 and is almost full with nearly 100 children. This newest Waldorf-inspired charter school had a nearly two year planning phase, and Live Education! worked in close consultation with the faculty and administration to develop a promising new home for public Waldorf education on the big island.
In addition, we are always writing, artistically improving, and revising Live Education! materials! Most recently we have added new booklets to our 7th and 8th grade packages, so check the curriculum pages to see what's now on offer.
On Wednesday, July 23, join Rainbow in Golden, CO for a free presentation about how public charter schools and homeschooling families are using Waldorf methods to better prepare children to meet the future.
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Catch Rainbow on the East Coast
Friday, April 4th, 11am - 1pm:
Antioch University, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431
For more info write firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 4th, 4 - 6pm
At the home of Kristin Lee, 38 Summit St, Philmont, NY 12565
"A Supportive Community for Homeschooling" - workshop and discussion
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Monday, April 7th, 4 - 6pm:
Sunbridge College, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
For more info write email@example.com
January 18 through 20 the Conference For Educators And Schools Working With Waldorf Methods In The Public Sector will be hosted at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks California. This conference is open to attendees, workers, developers at charter schools. It is cosponsored by the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, an organization dedicated to spreading Waldorf methodology in public schools. Live Education! is a supporting member of the alliance.
For more information please see the Announcement Letter and Schedule PDF files.
Live Education! would like to introduce our newest consultant Victoria Mansuri. She comes to Live Education! after teaching most recently at Baltimore Waldorf School, Davis Waldorf School, and Corvalis Waldorf School. She will be consulting with Homeschooling families, as well as assisting faculty in Waldorf charter schools using Live Education! materials.
Rainbow is speaking at 7 pm in San Francisco on December 9th about Charter Schools inspired by Waldorf Education. This free presentation is hosted by the San Francisco Charter School Initiative, which hopes to open in 2009. For more information, please contact Julie Fellom at (415) 971-4963.
On Thursday, October 4th, Live Education! founding director Rainbow Rosenbloom will speak in Golden, CO on "Education for the Future: The Waldorf Approach in Public Schools" View the full announcement
On Sunday, September 23, join Rainbow in Pagosa Springs for an in-depth workshop on Waldorf homeschooling. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm View the full announcement
On Saturday, September 22, Rainbow will give a public presentation on the methods of Waldorf education in Pagosa Springs, CO. 7:30 - 9:00 pm View the full announcement
On Friday, September 21st, join Rainbow Rosenbloom near Taos, NM for a presentation introducing public charter schools inspired by Waldorf education. View the full announcement
On Thursday, September 20th, Live Education! founding director Rainbow Rosenbloom will speak in El Paso, TX on "Guiding Children Into the Real World: The Magic of Waldorf Education" View the full announcement
Rainbow Rosenbloom, director of Live Education! will speak in Seattle on "The Dance Between Freedom and Form in Waldorf Homeschooling".
Monday, September 10, 4:00pm
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Join the founding director of Live Education! for a presentation on "Preparing Children for an Unpredictable World." View the full announcement for more information.
Join the founding director of Live Education! for a talk on the Integration of Traditional Academics in Waldorf Homeschooling and a discussion to follow. View the full announcement for more information.
We have recently introduced five new books to our curriculum:
Live Education! will be publishing the following new books in the coming months.
Both Rainbow and Bruce will be leading workshops at the annual Fall Waldorf in the Home Conference, on Sunday Sept. 25, in Fair Oaks CA.
Rainbow will also be leading two workshops at the Fall Waldorf in the Home Conference, on Sunday Oct. 23, in Boulder CO.
Shipping and Orders
We have been improving our shipping system with new boxes, receipts and more. Delana is now helping with shipping helping us to meet order demands quickly and efficiently.
Coming Soon: Website, Sign Up, Community Center Improvements
Sam is hard at work improving the website, Community Center and more. Many updates and new features are planned including a web-based sign up system and questionnaire for new customers. This system will make it easier and quicker for new customers to sign up and schedule an initial consultation. Look for more information on these and other features and improvements coming soon.
We have separated Sixth Grade from the Upper Grades pages. The Upper Grades page features four new sample lessons: Explorers, Revolutionaries and Romantics, Nature, Number, and Geometry, and Astronomy.