Curriculum, Pedagogy and Approaches for Teaching Today’s Teens
Professional development for high school educators, faculty chairs, and all those interested in Waldorf high school education
Sunbridge’s newest course for high school educators explores Waldorf high school education from a multitude of vantage points and with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities that teaching today’s teenagers offers us. Through lecture, conversation, and practical activities that express the signature of Waldorf high school education, you’ll explore elements of the Waldorf curriculum with master teachers from a variety of subject areas, all of whom possess decades of Waldorf teaching experience and are currently involved in teaching and in leading Waldorf high schools around the country.
During this week, you will be:
– Looking at the underpinnings of Waldorf high school education
– Discovering how the Waldorf high school curriculum meets the needs of the developing human being and addresses the particular soul needs of children who are coming of age in a complex world
– Examining major subject areas—math, science, humanities, and the arts—to better understand the potential of Waldorf high school education
– Gaining perspective on how individual areas of specialization fit into and support the Waldorf high school as a whole
– Exploring the challenges and rewards of leading a Waldorf high school and maintaining the social health of the school community
This course will be useful for seasoned educators who are new to Waldorf teaching, specialists looking to become Waldorf high school teachers, current Waldorf high school teachers, and those looking to develop new Waldorf high schools.
Stephen Sagarin (Lead, Child Development, Humanities Curriculum) is a core faculty member of Sunbridge’s Elementary Teacher Education program. He is also chair, co-founder, and a history and science teacher at the Berkshire Waldorf High School in Massachusetts.
Gary Banks (Science Curriculum) is the high school faculty chair at The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor (MI), where he teaches science and music.
Brigitte Bley-Swinston (Arts Curriculum) teaches fine art to grades 8-12 at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY.
Marisha Plotnik (Math Curriculum) teaches physics and mathematics at Manhattan’s Rudolf Steiner School.
(See website for full instructor bios.)
Sunday: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First session runs from 7-9pm
Monday-Thursday: Classes begin each day by 8:30am and run through 5:30pm, with an hour for lunch and short breaks for morning and afternoon snacks.
Friday: Classes begin by 8:30am and end by 1pm.
$795 (includes all materials and non-refundable $75 registration fee). Discounts may apply; see registration form for details.
Visit https://www.sunbridge.edu for further information.