Developing Your Skills to Teach Writing and Reading in Grades One-Three
Professional development 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 to teach reading skills
• Decoding and encoding the English language through a linguistic understanding
• Using a multi-sensory approach for all
• Developing scope and sequence of a literacy curriculum
• Working with parents on literacy questions
In addition to grades 1-3 class teachers, Waldorf remedial and reading specialists, and homeschool parents working with a Waldorf curriculum, those who would also benefit from the information imparted in this course include Waldorf kindergarten teachers, upper grades class teachers, world language teachers, and pedagogical and faculty chairs.NOTE, however, that this is not an introductory course: Participants should have Waldorf training and/or experience as a Waldorf class teacher; exceptions will be made at the instructor’s discretion.
Instructor Margot Amrine, a teacher of literacy skills to children from preschool to grade 12 since 1976, is currently fourth grade class teacher at The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor (MI). This is Margot’s third lower school class since joining the School’s faculty in 1989; she has also chaired the School’s College and was a founding teacher of their high school. In addition to teaching, Margot is Director of the Waldorf Institute of Southeastern Michigan and mentors Waldorf teachers in the Midwest area. Previously, she taught at the Waldorf School of Lexington (MA) and before that, was a kindergarten teacher in public schools in Ohio and Vermont. A member of the Anthroposophical Society since 1981, Margot holds a BMA in Music/Art History from the University of Michigan School of Music; she has a particular interest in language arts and in working with parents, and enjoys traveling and playing the cello.
Friday, July 7: 6:30-7pm registration. Class runs from 7pm-9pm
Saturday, July 8: Classes runs from 9am-5:30pm, with time for breaks and lunch
Sunday, July 9: Classes run from 9am-1pm, with mid-morning break
$335 (includes all materials and non-refundable $30 registration fee). Discounts may apply; see registration form for details.
Visit https://www.sunbridge.edu for further information.