Waldorf Distance Learning
A critical element of Waldorf education is the human connection, where teachers and students cultivate a depth of knowledge through shared interactive experiences. Waldorf education also encourages flexible thinking, innovation and creative solutions. As we collectively face the current challenges of our world, our school has moved beyond the classroom and has initiated our Distance Learning program. With courage, integrity and a sense of service, CWS is embracing Distance Learning so that we may continue to serve the children and families in our school community. The learning opportunities presented to our students will be pedagogically sound, age appropriate, and will utilize physical materials, written form, audio, video and interactive zoom content. In these essential ways, we will provide the necessary elements of our unique education.
As we consider the goals of our school’s approach to distance learning, we must keep in mind what sets us apart as an independent school and stay true to our values and identity.
- Our students need to be nurtured in mind, body and spirit.
- Our school is a community hub and should be a strengthening presence for our families.
- We allow teachers freedom in teaching, within our shared agreements.
- We are focused on human relationships.
- We work together to find solutions.
(Based on AWSNA’s guiding principles.)
Distance Learning Guides
CWS Teachers are providing packets every two weeks for parents to pick up on campus. Packet Pick-up dates are scheduled for:
- Tuesday, April 28
- Monday, May 11
- Monday, May 25
Packet Pick-up dates are also listed on the class calendars, with a link to sign up for your pick up time, in the CWS BigSIS Parent Portal
Visit the Parent Portal for an archive of CWS admin communications related to the Distance Learning program.
Distance Learning Tools
CWS Teachers have set up Google Classrooms for each grade and for several of the specialty classes. You should have received a classroom code for your child/ren’s classrooms. Click here for a tutorial on accessing and setting up Google Classroom from a Waldorf teacher in Vermont.
If you are still having trouble accessing the necessary classrooms, please email email@example.com for assistance.