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April 2015
Date April 26, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Authentic Assessments and Accountability Conference

Please join us at the Omega Institute for an unprecedented gathering of educators, administrators, and parents from both public and private schools. In response to the push for market based, high-stakes testing and common core learning standards, we will gather to stand firm for what we know to be true as teachers and parents based our experiences in the classroom and the home. Starting with the premise that it is essential for teachers to play a pivotal role in determining meaningful and…

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January 2016
Date January 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speak Up, Make Your Point About Education!

Click Here to Register – Advance Registration Required This event is for educators and parents from public and independent schools and all citizens concerned about government overreach and the commercialization of education. Learn to effectively communicate your experiences and perspectives on education to the public.

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February 2016
Date February 9, 2016 @ 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

U.S. Education Reform: Our Children Deserve Better Than What Major Corporations and Government Are Planning For Them

This is a work-in-progress research presentation on the push for national Common Core learning standards, high takes testing, digital education, gaming universes, artificial intelligence mentors, and student data mining that are being promoted by the federal and state governments and major U.S. corporations and foundations.  The early stages of these reforms are being incorporated in regulations attached to Federal funding programs. However, their implementation is being opposed by a growing number of parents and educators in New York State and…

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April 2016
Date April 30, 2016 @ 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Enough Already! Saving the Soul of Education

  Online Registration is now available. Early Bird Discount available until April 12. Please join us for a gathering of educators, administrators, and parents from public, private, and home schools, together with university students and professors who are concerned about: Inappropriate intrusion of government and corporations in education; Erosion of parental rights; Push for Common Core standards and tests, student data mining, over-use of digital education. Information about the latest education reforms, and teacher and parent responses to them, will…

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October 2016
Date October 27, 2016 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Waldorf Education:

A presentation and conversation with Gary Lamb on what teachers and parents need to know about the major advances in technology, artificial intelligence, and game universes and their potential effects in the home and school.

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November 2016
Date November 6, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Restoring Hope

Rudolf Steiner’s Social Vision of a Threefold Commonwealth

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February 2017
Date February 11, 2017

“From Early Childhood to a Great Age:” Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Education and Cultural Life

A presentation by Gary Lamb. Open to all attendees of the WECAN early childhood educators conference, The Healing Power of Language and Story. We as a society are about to face a tsunami of technological innovations and inventions in every aspect of life. Technology companies are eager for these changes to happen as fast as possible, especially in the field of education. The Federal Government is helping to pave the way by promoting common core learning standards and diluting parental…

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July 2017
Date July 30, 2017 @ 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Technology and the Funding of Education, Presentation by Gary Lamb

Gary Lamb, Co-Director for the Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research and Paul Gierlach, a Waldorf teacher at the San Francisco Waldorf School, will be speaking at the Asha-26 Conference to be held this year at the Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, WA. Gary and Paul with speak about Waldorf education, technology, and the funding of education to Asha for Education conference participants. Asha for Education is a volunteer-run non-profit with over 50 chapters around the world whose mission is…

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