Gradalis focuses on training for teachers, administrators and Boards in Independent and Public Schools Inspired by Waldorf Principles.
Gradalis Teacher Training & Professional Development programs are uniquely designed to support the working teacher.
We offer training for teachers in Early Childhood, Elementary Grades from 1st through 8th as well as for working with children with special needs. Another area of concentration within our Teacher Training program includes Educational Leadership–for school leaders who provide administrative support and other services. Get your training while also gaining insights into your area of leadership within the school. We also offer Business Services and work with school Boards. Our students are a healthy cohort of both public and independent teachers in school inspired by Waldorf principles.
The Gradalis Teacher Training Program offers the following areas of Concentration:
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Grades 1-8
- Working with Children with Special Needs
- Educational Leadership
The Gradalis Approach
Our approach to Teacher Training makes it possible for schools to support training for their teachers while they teach! Our cohorts bring teachers from across the country who share their experiences. Coming together creates a unique and incomparable bond. Gradalis unites faculty and community members through a common experience. Teachers gain an understanding of what lies behind this type of education and on while meeting daily challenges of teaching.
The training includes main lesson block support throughout the school year. Understanding the developmental stages of the child and why we teach at each grade level provides background for all main lesson blocks and gives teachers confidence as they endeavor to teach in schools inspired by Waldorf principles throughout their program. Courses give teachers the foundation for understanding what it means to be a teaching in such a school!
We know it takes special people who are willing to strive and transform themselves to become true educators. GRADALIS training weaves this development throughout the coursework so it becomes deeply integrated into the life of our students.
Teacher Training Program Overview
For more details, see our Gradalis Program Overview for descriptions of the courses and topics covered in our professional development program. The program includes pedagogical and Anthroposophical foundations. Insight and experience in the Arts transform and are integrated into the teacher’s work both personally and professionally.
Our dedicated Waldorf trained faculty and staff are here to assist with any questions. They bring years of experience from public and independent Waldorf schools. Gradalis Faculty have been class teachers, remedial teachers, and school leaders in public & independent schools inspired by Waldorf principles.
With a warm heart, we at Gradalis welcome you—sending blessings to all your future endeavors.
Donna Newberg-Long, Ph.D.
Gradalis Executive Director
for the Gradalis Staff
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Teaching Literacy in Waldorf Schools
Why the Waldorf approach aligns to research on how human beings acquire language.
by GRADALIS Instructor, Cristina Drews M.Ed.