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June 2019

Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education: An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery / Kindergarten

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Open to everyone, including current and prospective early childhood educators, parents, grandparents, and caregivers Join us for a wondrous journey! In this comprehensive course, you’ll explore the essential elements of Waldorf early childhood education. Through the guidance of a highly experienced Waldorf early childhood educator, you’ll delve into child development; learn about rhythms, transitions, and the cycle of the year; explore the importance of play; examine the inner development of the teacher; experience circle time activities and lessons in handwork,…

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Literacy in the Early Grades: Developing Your Skills to Teach Writing and Reading in Grades 1-3

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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For Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents Explore the genius of the Waldorf approach to literacy as together we draw on current resources and practices to inform your teaching. You’ll discover ways to integrate treasures from Orton-Gillingham and Project Read into your Waldorf classroom while learning practical, effective, and imaginative techniques for teaching writing and reading in the early grades. Incorporating speech, spelling, writing, and reading, this course covers: Moving from oral to written tradition Learning a structured, yet flexible, way…

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July 2019

The Foundational Teachers’ Course of 2019: Experiencing Rudolf Steiner’s Seminal Three-Part Lecture Series in the Context of 21st Century North America

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This summer, to mark the historic occasion of Waldorf Education’s 100th anniversary, Sunbridge Institute’s Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education program will be recreating Rudolf Steiner’s very first Waldorf teacher education course. The Foundational Teachers’ Course of 2019: Experiencing Rudolf Steiner’s Seminal Three-Part Lecture Series in the Context of 21st Century North America will bring together Sunbridge faculty, students, and auditing program graduates for a festive fifteen days of lecture, discussion, and artistic activity (following the same schedule Rudolf Steiner and his…

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Working with Parents: Developing and Sustaining Healthy Teacher-Parent Relationships

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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For Waldorf teachers of all levels Behind every child stands a parent… or two, or three, or four! As teachers we tend to focus on our students, sometimes forgetting the fact that our relationships with parents are every bit as important. In this workshop we will explore the different facets of the teacher-parent relationship; discuss successful ways of sharing with parents the wonderful, challenging task of guiding their child through childhood; and do some hands-on activities to strengthen our powers…

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