World Language, Practical Arts and Class Teacher Conference

February 19 - 21, 2018

Cedarwood Waldorf School, Portland, OR

Registration Fee: $300 before February 1st / $320 after that.


The Workshops

Warmth, Light, Harmony and Life

Mission of Japanese Language and Culture

Chiaki Uchiyama, Japanese teacher for 18 years will lead the group in their eighth year of Japanese curriculum, child development and cultural studies through Waldorf pedagogy and Anthroposophy.

World Languages

Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading

Michelle Jarvis, Spanish teacher for over 18 years will lead a group focusing on effective ways to achieve and balance the four major tasks of language teaching in grades 1 through 8. Teachers of all languages are welcome in this group.

Curriculum Planning, Record-Keeping and Writing Reports

Practical Matters for Class Teachers

What are the systems class teachers can create for themselves to plan their year, keep records along the way and then reflect on their students’ progress at the end of the year? In this course, experienced class teacher Meredith Floyd-Preston will help the group explore these three often-overlooked, and very practical, aspects of the teacher’s work.

Renewing Impulses in Hard and Soft Handwork

Focus on Grades 5-8

Gia Davis, program director of the CWS Practical Arts program and teacher, of both handwork and woodwork to grades students. In this group, we will examine the difference in the action of making soft toys, a stuffed animal for instance, to that of an animal carved out of wood, tackle classroom management, and look deeper into the indications for soft and hard handwork as given by Rudolf Steiner.



Registration Form

$300 for registrations before February 1st and $320 after that.

Payment for the conference should be made to "Michelle Jarvis" and can be sent to:

Michelle Jarvis c/o Cedarwood Waldorf School

3030 SW 2nd Ave.

Portland, OR 97201