Summer Series 2016 course with instructor Jennifer Rosenstein of the Waldorf School of Princeton
Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschooling parents
This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming second grade school year in five full days filled with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing specifically on your class’s age group, you will get to know the second grade child in depth. Under the guidance of an experienced class teacher, you’ll discover ways to enliven your teaching and how to approach the blocks so that they may meet the second grader in a meaningful and lively way. There will be time and space to consider and hone your skills in such practical matters as main lesson books, block planning, projects and activities, and classroom management.
In addition to inspiration and guidance which will support your teaching throughout the year, you will gain many invaluable opportunities for building connections among a community of parallel colleagues from across the country, to carry with you into your teaching.
Your course will be chock-full of key second grade topics such as the telling of legends and saint stories, teaching form drawing, developing new steps toward literacy, and new steps in arithmetic. These subjects will be supported by explorations in art, music, and movement, giving you practical tools to take into your school year.
A useful grade-specific Resource Notebook, including poems, songs, stories, and main lesson book ideas, will be provided to you when you arrive on campus.
NOTE: This course is taught with the expectation that you have a background in Waldorf Education.
(Should you wish to further prepare for your work in the classroom, you may choose to register also for Managing Your Teaching, our 2-day workshop held immediately preceding your course. Should you wish to further expand your understanding of key elements of Waldorf Education, we also recommend Eurythmy and the Growing Child, our afternoon workshop held immediately preceding your course.)
Jennifer Rosenstein is currently class teacher for the second grade at the Waldorf School of Princeton, where she also serves on the College of Teachers. Prior to coming to Princeton, she taught at the Waldorf School of Baltimore and at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City. In addition to having several years of teaching experience in the grades, Jen was a founding teacher of the Shining Rivers Waldorf School in St. Louis, Missouri, and also taught in Sunbridge College’s Teacher Education Program. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and history from the University of the Incarnate Word and received her Waldorf teacher training certification from Antioch New England Graduate School.
Your course also includes music with Patti Regan of Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (MA), art with Dania Guido of Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY), and movement with Will Crane.
Students who took Approaching Grade Two in summer 2015 had this to say:
~ The course was extremely informative, joyful, and inspiring.
~ It was comprehensive and full of great ideas and good sharing.
~ The course was great! I feel very prepared to plan and enter my grade 2 year.
~ This course was terrific! Practical application blended with artistry and personal development.
~ Overall, excellent!
Sunday: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First class 7-9pm
Monday-Thursday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with times for break and lunch. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Community-wide evening events are offered weekly.
Friday: Classes end early afternoon.
$775 (includes all materials and non-refundable $75 registration fee). Discounts are available. See Summer Series page for details.
Contact Amina Phelps, Admissions & Summer Series Coordinator, at [email protected] 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.