Overview

Professional Development and General Interest Courses and Workshops

Sunbridge Institute offers many opportunities each summer for Waldorf professionals and newcomers to learn about Waldorf Education, teaching, and leadership. Our Summer Series courses and workshops feature a wide range of Waldorf-related topics at both professional development and introductory levels.

We invite you to deepen your teaching or administrative work or explore a new interest by joining us at Sunbridge this summer.

Summer 2017 At a Glance (titles listed by length & date)

Color Key to Subject Themes:
EC       Early Childhood Education
1-8     Grades Education
HS       High School Education
ADM   Administration and Decision-Making
ALL     Of Interest to Everyone / Spans the Grades

5-day Courses

June 25-30 (EC)
Circle Activities and Handcrafts for Early Childhood Educators:  A Creative Journey Through the Year
with Nancy Blanning of Sunbridge Institute and Motria Shuhan of Acorn School

June 25-30 (EC)
Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education:
  An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery/Kindergarten
with Lisa Miccio of Green Meadow Waldorf School

July 2-7 (1-8)
Approaching Grade One:  Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year
with Karen Atkinson of River Valley Waldorf School

July 2-7 (1-8)
Approaching Grade Two:  Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year
with Karen Crandall of the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs

July 2-7 (1-8)
Approaching Grade Three:  Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year
with Jennifer Rosenstein of the Waldorf School of Princeton

July 9-14 (1-8)
Approaching Grade Four:  
Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year
with Steve Simonak of the Brooklyn Waldorf School

July 9-14 (1-8)
Approaching Grade Five:  Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year
with Karen Crandall of the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs

July 9-14 (1-8)
Approaching Grade Six:  Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year
with Calisa Tucker of The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

July 16-21 (1-8) 
New Approaches for Grades Seven and Eight: Innovating Your Curriculum and Planning Your Year
with Gary Banks of The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, Calisa Tucker of The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, and Dianne McGaunn of Waldorf School at Moraine Farm

July 16-21 (HS)
Exploring Waldorf High School Education: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Approaches for Teaching Today’s Teens
with Stephen Sagarin of Berkshire Waldorf High School and Sunbridge Institute, Gary Banks of The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, Brigitte Bley-Swinston of Green Meadow Waldorf School, and Marisha Plotnik of the Rudolf Steiner School (NYC)

July 23-28 (ADM)
Collaborative Leadership:  Personalized Strategies for Becoming a More Effective Member of Your Leadership Team
with Joachim Ziegler of MIRA Companions for Development and Jessica Heffernan Ziegler of Sunbridge Institute

2-Day Workshops

June 26-27 (ALL)
Painting with Plant-Dyed Wool:  The Art of Creating Needle-Felted Pictures
with Judit Gilbert of Green Meadow Waldorf School

June 26-27 (ALL)
Working with Parents:  Developing and Sustaining Healthy Teacher-Parent Relationships
with Melissa Merkling of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

July 17-18 (1-8)
Painting in the Grades:  Creative Ideas and Practical Techniques for Watercolor Painting in Grades 4-8
with Steve Simonak of the Brooklyn Waldorf School

July 17-18 (EC)
The Urban Waldorf Kindergarten:  Meeting Young Children’s Needs in a City Setting
with Meggan Gill of the Brooklyn Waldorf School

July 24-25 (1-8)
The Power of Folk Dancing in Grades 1-6:  How Dancing Together Can Enhance Learning, Enrich Your Teaching, and Bring Social Health to Your Classroom
with Patricia Campbell of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

Weekend Workshops

July 7-9 (1-8)
Literacy in the Early Grades:  Developing Your Skills to Teach Writing and Reading in Grades 1-3
with Margot Amrine of The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

July 21-23 (ALL)
Waldorf Weekend:  Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education from Early Childhood through High School
with Anna Silber of Sunbridge Institute (lead)

Afternoon Workshop

July 2 (ALL)
Eurythmy and the Growing Child:  How Does Eurythmy Support and Enhance the Waldorf Curriculum?
with Laura Radefeld of Green Meadow Waldorf School and Eurythmy Spring Valley


Click HERE for complete descriptions, costs, and to register.

 

Questions?
Contact Helen Lee, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at summer@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.

 

Sunbridge Institute reserves the right to cancel any offering at any time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, he or she will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee.  Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.