Annual Power of Imagination Conference
sponsored by the Winkler Center for Adult Learning
Social Media and the Search for Community
With Keynote Speaker, Lowell Monke
At the Waldorf School of Garden City, NY
Saturday April 22, 2017
Many of us have seized on this new 21St Century technology to try to recapture the sense of
community that the 20th century technologies have helped to take away. A community is not
just a group of people with a common interest, but many individuals sharing commitments,
common experiences, and traditionally, a common public space. We are constantly reminded
to reveal as little about ourselves as possible online. How do you build a community when
everyone remains hidden behind a veil of semi-anonymity?
Dr. Lowell Monke is Professor of Education Emeritus at Wittenberg University where
he taught courses on the philosophy of education and the impact of media on young
people. For 20 years prior to that he taught high school math and computer technology in
the U.S., South America and Europe. Lowell is coauthor of Breaking Down the Digital
Walls: Learning to Teach in a Post-Modem World (SUNY Press), which critically
examines his pioneering work on global tele-collaborative projects. He was a founding board member of the Alliance for Childhood and served as a technology advisor to the
Washington Waldorf School for eight years. He now resides in Parker, Colorado.
Workshops: Eurythmy for social and interaction and creativity, Gardening,
Handwork, Nature Walk, Painting, Simplicity Parenting, Singing.
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The Multidimensions of Healing:
Keynote by Gerald Karnow, M.D.
Panel / Workshop / Eurythmy Performance / Art Display
The Winkler Center for Adult Learning invites parents, teachers, health care professionals, college students, gardeners, farmers, writers and artists to meet, discuss and learn about new ways of thinking about healing. What is the nature of healing? How does it happen? We are besieged every day by the news of traumas experienced by people worldwide. Close to home many deal with personal or family illness and face the many other challenges of life.
A few questions that will be discussed are:
• What are the sources of healing?
• How do we deal with the unhealable?
• What is healing for children?
• How do we make change?
Dr. Gerald Karnow brings a perspective gained from forty years of family practice, being a school doctor and working in the Fellowship Community in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker Medical School.
He will address the many dimensions of healing from various points of view, physical, emotional and spiritual. Following his presentation there will be a question and answer period as well as a panel to speak with him and others who work as teachers, psychiatrists and in other healing professions. We hope for many practical outcomes from these discussions.
The Kingdom of Childhood: A course on Lectures on Waldorf Education
by Rudolf Steiner
With Leonore Russell, Waldorf Teacher and Consultant
Seven Sessions to explore this fascinating introduction to Waldorf Education, given in England by Rudolf Steiner.
Readings and discussion, eurythmy and art based on the content of discussion of the lectures called "Kingdom of Childhood" by Rudolf Steiner. These lectures were the introduction of Waldorf Education to England.
We will read, discuss, and apply the ideas to our understanding of practical life and education today. The Arts are included.
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