A Note to Homeschoolers About the Online Conferences
As you’ve searched the Internet for homeschooling resources, you’ve probably come across many sites promoting “Ten Easy Steps to Teaching Grade Three,” “Waldorf Shortcuts for Busy Parents,” “Ninety Minutes to Seventh Grade Mastery,” and so on. If only it were that simple!
By now you probably realize that there isn’t any shortcut to effective Waldorf teaching. And by now you know that you don't merely want to do what's easy. You want to do what is best.
The Waldorf method is demanding and rigorous at all grade levels. The Online Conferences faculty recognizes this, and we honor and celebrate the challenges. We are not “Waldorf Lite.” Our audio and video content will offer you a vibrant and comprehensive approach to your grade, and a deep and inspiring understanding of your child. Visit our Conference Overview page for samples of our contents.
We don’t offer ways to avoid the difficulties, but we help guide you through them. Waldorf education is not only a path for the child to traverse, but it is about your self-education as well. And we are committed to supporting your growth and unfolding along with that of your children.
A class teacher in a Waldorf school may teach twenty or thirty children, but to prepare for that she needs to attend only one conference every summer. You, on the other hand, may be teaching only two or three children, but they may all be in different grades. To prepare for your year you should be attending two or three conferences every summer. If you are attending “live” conferences this is nearly impossible (and expensive) to accomplish.
The Online Conferences, however, make it very possible. From June to September you can choose the two-week periods that suit you best, giving yourself whatever breaks you need. And our affordable tuitions mean that you can take part in two Online Conferences for considerably less than the cost of one live conference. (Remember, there are no travel, meals, or accommodation expenses online.) We are not surprised that every summer several homeschool teachers join us for two, three, or even four conferences!
Please read some of the testimonials that we have received from homeschooling parents who participated online in previous years.
We hope that you, too, will join us this summer. Click here to register, and discover anew all that Waldorf education can bring to your child.