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Waldorf Weekend: Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education from Early Childhood through High School

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, July 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Open to all–and especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members (teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, board members) and lovers of education.

Our popular Waldorf Weekend workshop is designed to provide an in-depth and experiential survey of the basis and the basics of Waldorf Education. In addition to exploring the Waldorf curriculum, your workshop will include a discussion of Rudolf Steiner’s insights in human development and a look into the anthroposophical underpinnings of the Waldorf impulse. You’ll enjoy hands-on artistic activities such as music, movement, and drawing, and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and answers. Our Waldorf Weekends are a most memorable—and fun!—learning experience.

Instructors

Anna Silber (Anthroposophy/Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum) is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for five years and served there as a member of the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow administrator on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support. Anna has been a student of anthroposophy for many years and has lectured about Waldorf Education throughout the region. Prior to her work in Waldorf Education, she had a career in commercial real estate finance at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in elementary education from Sunbridge College.

Elizabeth Hall (Grades Curriculum) is currently the sixth grade class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School. This is the fourth class of middle schoolers Liz has led at Green Meadow since joining their faculty in 2006; she also serves on the school’s Collegium. A full-time class teacher since 1998, Liz has been involved with home schooling, tutoring, and working with children with special needs in Waldorf environments since 1992. Prior to joining Green Meadow, she was a class teacher and lower school chair at the Waldorf School of Baltimore. She also teaches humanities and science classes in Sunbridge’s Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education program and speaks at local and international conferences on Waldorf Education and child development.  Liz holds a BA from Earlham College, where she double-majored in English and Spanish and minored in art history; an MA in education and a Waldorf certificate 1-8 from Antioch New England; and a certificate of curative education from Camphill Special Schools, Inc.

Angela Nusbaum (“Meeting the Adolescent” – High School Curriculum) teaches English at Green Meadow Waldorf High School, where she is also co-adviser for the Class of 2020. Before joining Green Meadow’s faculty, Angela taught high school English and history at the San Francisco and Chicago Waldorf schools. Previously, she worked with young adults at Job Corps, teaching math, and led interdisciplinary seminars for grades 6-12 in Anchorage, AK. Angela earned her BA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM.

 

Your course also includes eurythmy with Elsa Macauley of Eurythmy Spring Valley.

 

Students who took this workshop in previous summers had this to say:

~ The weekend has been wonderful. The information was communicated in a clear way, and I feel like I have a much deeper understanding of what it means to look at the world through the Waldorf lens.
~ It was excellent. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable.

~ The weekend was outstanding! I was deeply inspired, both as a teacher and as a human being.
~ Highly informed, warm-hearted facilitators with a deep concern for the group’s understanding and experience.
~ This was one of the single most wonderful weekends in my life. I came with the intention of learning more about Waldorf Education. I am leaving with a feeling of a shifting of my soul.
~ I am in awe of Anna, and cannot say enough good things about her.
~ This was a wonderful workshop, and I highly recommend that everyone from teacher to parents take interest and reap the benefits.

 

Workshop Schedule
Friday, June 29: 6:30-7pm registration. Class runs from 7pm-9pm
Saturday, June 30: Classes run from 9am-5:30pm, with time for breaks and lunch.
Sunday, July 1: Classes run from 9am-1pm, with mid-morning break.

 

Workshop Fee
$255 as a stand alone workshop; $175 when also registering for a 3- or 5-day course (includes all materials and non-refundable $25 registration fee). Schools registering 11 participants for any combination of 2,3 and/or 5-day offerings will be rebated one tuition of the least expensive offering. (Rebate to be issued in August.)

 

 

Questions?
Please contact Penelope-Myles Voss, Admissions, Alumni, and Summer Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20

 

Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary. See registration form for refund policy.

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Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Sunday, July 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Phone:
845-425-0055

Details

Start:
Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
End:
Sunday, July 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
845-425-0055