A hands-on course for those considering a career in Waldorf elementary education or anyone (teachers, parents, grandparents, and others) interested in better understanding the Waldorf elementary curriculum and classroom experience
If you’ve ever wondered:
- Whether Waldorf teaching is a career for you
- What it takes to become—and to be—a Waldorf elementary class teacher
- What your Waldorf grades 1-8 child (or grandchild) is experiencing each day
this course is for you!
Through presentation, discussion, hands-on classroom activities, and singing and moving together, we’ll connect to Waldorf elementary education in a personal and meaningful way. Among the unique hallmarks of Waldorf Education we’ll cover are:
- Child development and the ways in which the Waldorf curriculum responds to and supports each stage
- The role of the class teacher
- How the arts enhance education
- How fairy tales, legends, mythologies, and historical biographies accompany the growing child
- The Waldorf approach to literacy
- How the science and math curriculum moves through the grades
If you’ve come to a Waldorf Weekend and want to explore the grades 1-8 classroom experience in a deeper way, this course is a great next step.
Kevin Kilb is currently fifth grade class teacher and lower school chair at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (NY), where he has been teaching for 12 years. After completing his first eight-year cycle as a class teacher in 2008, Kevin worked for Camphill Triform as a farmer/educator and then taught English for one year at the Freie Waldorfschule Karlsruhe in Germany, before returning to Hawthorne Valley. Kevin graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and received his Waldorf Teacher Certification from Sunbridge College. An avid student himself who continues to pursue education in both practical and academic subjects, he is especially interested in local anthroposophical initiatives and enjoys reading about sensory integration (Waldorf/mainstream) and extra lesson work.
Anna Silber is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY) 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 is a founding member of The Clover Hill School, a Waldorf early childhood initiative in Norwalk, CT. She 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 U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in elementary education from Sunbridge College.
Sunday: 5:30-6:30pm registration; 6:30-7pm optional campus tour; 7pm opening session/first class
Monday-Wednesday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with times for break and lunch
$465 (includes all materials and non-refundable $45 registration fee)
Registration: Click here to register.
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.