Teachers from around the world are looking for continuous professional development courses for upper school teachers in English. One opportunity is the International Refresher Week at Easter in Kassel, which focusses on one grade level each year and offers workshops for different subjects as well as artistic activities. However, it takes place only once a year and includes travelling to Kassel, Germany – which for some colleagues implies a long journey and high traveling costs. The pandemic-related implementation of an online format in 2021 brought the advantage that many participants were able to take part in the conference for the first time.
Taking into account the need of teachers for inspiration and colleagial exchange during the course of the year, representatives of the Kassel Teachers’ Seminar, together with Ulrike Sievers and Martyn Rawson from elewa-eLearningWaldorf e.V., decided to create an online offer. This professional learning journey includes 3 online modules for 2022/23 which will focus on three levels of upper school teaching: classes 8/9, classes 10/11 and classes 11/12. The idea is to look at the overall themes for these grade levels and relate them to the different subject areas. (For more details see module descriptions below.)
We are very grateful to the ‘Friends of Waldorf Education‘ that they are willing to financially support us in the start-up phase.
Each of the three afternoons will follow a similar pattern.
Fees per session vary – based on your opportunities: Regular plus: 70 € / Regular: 50 € / Reduced: 20 € .
The three modules are framed by the International Refresher Weeks in 2022 (class 9) and 2023 (class 12).
Birte Vestergaard (Mathematics) / Wilfried Sommer (Physics) / Dirk Rohde (Biology/Chemistry) / Michael Zech (History) / Martyn Rawson (Foreign Languages)
Jessica Krause (Mathematics) / Wilfried Sommer (Physics) / Judyth Sassoon (Biology) / Martyn Rawson (History) / Robin Theiss (Literature) / Peter Lutzker (Foreign languages)
Thomas Neukirchner (Mathematics) / Florian Schulz (Physics) / Craig Holdrege (Biology) / Rita Schumacher (Literature) / Martyn Rawson (Art History) / Ulrike Sievers (Foreign Languages)
The modules build on each other and therefore we think it is most meaningful to attend all three modules. Hence, certificates of attendance will only be provided for colleagues or students who have participated three times.