Professional development for all educators
The benefits of Waldorf Education need not be limited to Waldorf school children. The tenets of the Waldorf philosophy and pedagogy have a great deal to offer educators and students engaged in teaching and learning in any classroom setting. In the course of this weekend workshop, participants of all backgrounds will gain new insights and tools for the contemporary classroom. Open to any teacher (including public, private, Public Waldorf, and Independent Waldorf) or to parents, Board members, and anyone involved in education, and under the guidance of a master educator, this workshop will explore fresh perspectives on the child, the teacher, and the school. We will draw from the principles and methods of Waldorf Education and will explore how to approach our task from a developmental, whole-child perspective that can be applied in any setting.
Major components will include:
- Presentations addressing the child, the teacher, and the school
- An exploration of resilience, creativity, and resources for teacher and child
- Hands-on experience of Waldorf methods and approaches
- Direct experience of the arts and their indispensable role in education
- An understanding of how new tools can be woven into any classroom to enrich children’s learning and a teacher’s work
Participants will deepen their understanding of child development and the essential roles of relationships, the arts, and nature for the developing human being. They will practice new methods and will be given concrete materials and tools for their own unique classrooms.
Liz Beaven (lead) is the current president of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, as well as provost of the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has over 30 years experience in Waldorf Education, spanning class teaching, school administration, adult education, research, consulting, and public speaking. Having first encountered Waldorf education as a young parent in New York City, Liz has been involved in Public Waldorf Education almost from its beginning, working in teacher preparation and professional development. She is passionate about questions of inclusion and social justice, and believes that the impulse of Waldorf Education has much to offer education in general. Formerly president of the Rudolf Steiner College, Liz was a class teacher at the Sacramento Waldorf School for ten years and its administrator for an additional twelve. She holds a BA in education and English from the University of Aukland, where she also earned an MA in education and counseling, and an EdD in educational leadership from UC Davis. We are very happy to welcome her to Sunbridge this summer.
Your workshop also includes sessions with experienced public school and Waldorf school teachers from early childhood through the grades. Their names will be posted shortly.
Saturday, July 18: Classes run from 9am-5:30pm, with time for breaks and lunch.
Sunday, July 19: Classes run from 9am-1pm, with mid-morning break.
$360 (includes all materials and non-refundable $30 registration fee).
Discount Options (Options 1-3 may not be combined)
1. Volume Discounts for Schools
- If a school sends between 2-4 attendees, that school’s invoice will reflect an overall 20% discount.
- If a school sends 5 or more attendees, that school’s invoice will reflect an overall 30% discount.
These discounts do not apply to Waldorf Weekend registrations, as all Waldorf Weekend registrants receive a regular $85 discounted rate if that Waldorf Weekend registration is an add-on to another course.
Qualifying for a volume discount is a two-step process:
- Step One: Schools should submit a volume discount form, listing all teachers/staffers the school intends to pay for and the title/s of their chosen course/s and/or workshop/s.
- Step Two: Each teacher/staffer listed on the volume discount form completes an individual registration form. Teachers/staffers who do not complete this final step of submitting an individual registration form are not considered registered.
Schools will be invoiced in July, based on actual attendance. A non-refundable fee—as specified on the registration form—applies to any canceled registration.
2. Combined Offerings
- 20% discounts on subsequent registrations (of equal or lesser value) will automatically appear on your registration form when you register for more than one course and/or workshop. (Exception: Waldorf Weekend, which offers an $85 discount when selected as a subsequent registration.)
3. Sunbridge Family
- Current Sunbridge program students receive a 50% discount on 1 or more registrations.
- Sunbridge program alumni receive a 15% discount on 1 or more registrations.
Discount instructions will appear on your registration form after you answer questions about your Sunbridge background in the Participant Profile section. Accounts must be in good standing.
4. Canadian Dollars
- Payments made in CAD will receive a 25% discount off the full price in US dollars. (Instructions will pop up on your registration form when you indicate you are paying in Canadian currency.)
- This discount will be applied after any other applicable discount is made.
Please contact Barbara Vitale, admissions and summer coordinator, at email@example.com or 845-425-0055 x20
Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary. See registration form for refund policy.