2017 Ādaži

ENSWaP ‘Building Bridges’ Conference

5-7th May 2017

Ādaži, Latvia

 

Programme

5th May – Friday

15:00 Arrival and registration of participants at the Ādaži Waldorf School
16:00 Welcome and opening of the conference
Small concert from the Latvian Waldorf Chorus of parents & friends
16:30 Presentation about Waldorf Education in Latvia
The status of Waldorf education in Latvia, parents’ work in supporting teachers/school.
17:15 Coffee break, snacks
17:30 Lecture
Presented by Christopher Clouder – Educator, lecturer, writer, founder of ECSWE
18:00 Being on a par with each other
Presented by Ellen Niemann – representative of Waldorf parents
The challenge of approaching cooperation in education

The challenge of cooperation between parents and teachers in Waldorf schools
Presented by Ahmed Abdel-Karim – former Waldorf parent (Germany)

19:30 Dinner

6th May – Saturday

09:00 Morning welcome
Tour of the school, including the new buildings, followed by singing/eurythmy.
10:00 Report on outcomes of the meeting with ECSWE in January, 2017.
Presented by Hilde Lengali (Norway) and Márti Domokos (Hungary)
11:00 Coffee, snacks
11:30 Sharing information about the cooperation experience among the school Parent Association, the National Parent Federation and the Waldorf Education Federation in Norway
Presented by Hilde Lengali (Norway)

Building Teacher-Parent realtionships
Presented by Márti Domokos (Hungary) and Mariam Francq (France)

13:30 Lunch
14:30 Transfer to Riga Waldorf School via Riga
16:00 Tour in Riga Waldorf School
17:00 The importance of teachers and parents ”being on the same wave length”
Presented by Māra Svilāne – Director of Riga Waldorf School
Sharing and supporting the same values and life principles, building bridges between the school and the families.
18:00 Discussion, questions
Coffee, snacks
18:30 Transfer back to Ādaži
If time limit permits, we can visit the newest Waldorf School in Riga, which is in its 2nd year of operation.
20:00 Dinner

7th May – Sunday

09:00 Morning welcome
Singing/eurythmy.
10:00 Building bridges into society after life in a Waldorf school
Presented by Latvian Waldorf schoolchildren and alumni
11:00 Coffee, snacks
11:30 How we build bridges
Presentation from the participating countries on the specific topic: “How we build bridges”.
Each representative is allocated 8-10 minutes.
Each country should be ready to talk about specific ways they are building bridges between the school, community, parents, students and society.
13:00 Discussion, questions
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Summary of conference, comments
15:30 Closing of the conference, next year conference.

Programme last updated on 2nd February 2017.

Venues

Ādaži Free Waldorf School

http://www.abvs.lv/

Riga Waldorf School

http://www.rvds.lv/

 

Accommodation

We recommend two hotels near the Waldorf school where the conference will take place: Baltvilla and Port Hotel. Both the hotels are informed and will provide a little discount if you mention WALDORF CONFERENCE when booking through email.

Transportation to the conference will be provided from both hotels every day.