Renewal Courses 2022

Return to your classrooms inspired by new ideas to share and put into practice.

Welcome to Renewal 2022

This rejuvenating two-week professional development program offers a wide range of academic, artistic, and practical courses designed primarily to support independent and public Waldorf schools teachers, administrators, parents and board members, but open also to those seeking to enrich and deepen their lives through Anthroposophy. (See the program poster for details.)

Weeks & Dates

Week 1: Inspirations! June 26th –July 1st (online)

All sessions will be held in an interactive, online format.  (see the program poster for details).

Week 1 Town Halls: Diversity in Waldorf Education: Do mysteries still exist?

This six-day Lecture Series with Christof Wiechert is included with all Week 1 registrations but is also available as a stand-alone offering. Read more…

(see the program poster for details.)

Week 2: Return to Community! July 3rd–July 8th (in person)

Participants gather as a community in Wilton, NH! A variety of engaging and inspiring topics are explored. (see the program schedule for details) A featured evening lecture will be given by Adam Blanning, MD. (See the program poster for details.)

Week 1 (online): $450 

Week 2 (in person): $750

Limited financial aid and/or payment plan may be requested by selecting corresponding “Registration Type” on the registration form (illustrated below). Practicing teachers (Waldorf & Other) please remember to list the name of your school and the grade you teach.

The first page of your registration form. For illustration only.

a screenshot of the first page of Renewal Registration

 
You may cancel your registration before May 1 and receive full refund, less $75 cancellation fee. No refunds available as of May 1.

When 3 or more teachers from the same school are registered at the same time they are automatically eligible for a 10% Group discount. School administrators should email [email protected]org with teachers' names, contact information and the course each one wishes to attend and we will generate one discounted invoice and email it to school for payment (either online or by paper check).

Week 2 Room and Board Pricing

Please see accommodation descriptions and directions here.

High Mowing Dorms:

  • Single Occupancy – $200 (no longer available)
  • Shared Occupancy – $150
  • “Village Housing” – $135

Franklin Pierce University:

  • Shared Town House – $250

On-campus Meals:

  • Breakfasts – $50
  • Snacks – $30
  • Lunches – $70
  • Dinners – $40
For individual course descriptions please click on a selected course title below or...
register here

For directions via multiple modes of transportation and other important information you'll need during your stay, click here.

Karen Atkinson, M.Ed.

Renewal Program Coordinator

portrait of Milan Daler

Milan Daler

Program Admissions

(603) 654-2566

Contact Karen for questions about the Program, or Milan about Admissions.

Karen Atkinson, M.Ed.

Renewal Program Coordinator

portrait of Milan Daler

Milan Daler

Program Admissions

(603) 654-2566

Contact Karen for questions about the Program, or Milan about Admissions.

Our 2022 Renewal Courses line-up + daily schedules (below the poster on the right)

Click on each course title for detailed descriptions
WEEK 1 Inspirations! June 26th to July 1st (online)
Preparing for Grade 1: Once Upon A Time with Lori Ann Kran read more…
Preparing for Grade 2: From Form to Solid Foundation with Michael Gannon read more…
Preparing for Grade 3: Becoming a Steward of the Earth: Awakening to Self & Surroundings with Kris Ritz read more….
Preparing for Grade 4: Celebrating the Earth: Hearing the Voices of our Elders, Reclaiming the Sacred with Kevin Kilb read more…
Preparing for Grade 5: The Golden Age: Feet upon the Ground, Gaze toward the Heavens with Jen Kershaw read more…
Preparing for Grade 6: From Chaos and Coldness to Order and Compassion with Anne Clair Goodman read more…
Preparing for Grade 7: A Year of Awakening & Exploring with Wendy Kelly read more…
Preparing for Grade 8: Awakening to Adolescence in a Rapidly Changing World with Sarah Nelson read more…
Curative Education with Robyn Brown read more…
Gender in the Light of Social Understanding and Soul Development in Waldorf Education with Lisa Romero and Meaghan Witri read more…
Waldorf Leadership Development  with Torin Finser and Special Guests read more…
Special Features in Week 1
  • Keynote Address and daily lectures by Christof Wiechert
  • Circle games and movement activities for grades 1-5 with Jan Lyndes
  • Daily singing and music instruction for grades 1-8 with Meg Chittenden
  • Daily eurythmy with Leonore Russell
  • Answering the Call for Decolonization: Reflections on the Waldorf Curriculum for Grades 6-8 with Alison Henry and Guests read more…
Town Halls: Diversity in Waldorf Education: Do mysteries still exist? with Christof Wiechert read more…
WEEK 2 Return to Community! July 3rd to July 8th (in person)
Starry Inspiration for Earthly Deeds: Diversity and Healing with Elan Leibner Eurythmy with Jenny Foster read more…
Make Up Your Mind: Navigating Color Through Polarity with Charles Andrade read more…
Living Thinking with Michael D’Aleo read more…
What a Character! Learning to Face Encounters “I” to “I” with Chris Burke and Anne DeWild read more…
Making Math Meaningful: The Joy of Learning Math in Grades 1-5 with Nettie Fabrie and Wim Gottenbos read more…
Social Vibrancy through the Arts of Music and Eurythmy: The Healing Nature of Tone with Jeff Spade and Jenny Foster read more…
Bringing a Living Approach to Teaching Physical Sciences in Grades 6, 7, and 8 with Gary Banks read more…
Cosmic Cycles, Earthly Rhythms with Mary Stewart Adams (Star Lore Historian) read more…
The Art and Craft of Subject Teaching in a Waldorf School with Jason Child read more…
Special Feature in Week 2 Evening Lecture with Adam Blanning, MD
Wednesday, July 6th at 7 pm. Open to the Public, all are welcome. read more…

Program Leadership

Karen Atkinson, M.Ed.

Renewal Program Coordinator

Faculty

Karen Atkinson, M.Ed.
Robyn Brown
Chris Burke, Ph.D.
Meg Chittenden, M.Ed.
Michael D’Aleo, M.S.Ed.
Nettie Fabrie
Torin Finser, Ph.D.
Jenny Foster
Michael Gannon
Juliana Weeks
Anne Clair Goodman, M.Ed.
Wim Gottenbos
Alison Henry, M.Ed.

Wendy Kelly, M.S.Ed.
Jen Kershaw
Lori Kran, Ph.D.
Elan Leibner
Jan Lyndes, M.Ed.
Sarah Nelson
Kris Ritz
Lisa Romero
Leonore Russell, M.A.
Jeff Spade
Christof Wiechert
Meaghan Witri

Please take a look at our last pre-Covid Renewal Courses