Summer Series 2016 workshop, with instructor Kelly Beekman
Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschooling parents
This highly practical workshop will give you the tools and framework to thoughtfully organize and proactively manage aspects of your teaching life including your students; your classroom, curriculum, and committee work; and your interaction with parents. You will leave with ideas, tools and a plan of how to prepare your workspace and handle your workload so you can be more effective with less effort in the upcoming year.
Topics we will explore include:
- Organizing your classroom, homework systems, and record-keeping
- Planning curriculum and adapting plans to incorporate ongoing observations
- Communicating with and engaging parents to build class community
- Managing myriad activities competing for your time and attention
- Identifying and avoiding time wasters and energy drains
- Modeling executive function skills for your students
NOTE: This workshop is taught with the expectation that you have a background in Waldorf Education.
Kelly Beekman worked for nine years at The Waldorf School of Garden City (NY) as a class teacher and mentor, where her ability to plan, organize, and maintain a high level of executive functioning skills within both her personal class preparation and her classes themselves (grades 5-8 and 1-4) earned her a high degree of respect. Most of Kelly’s responsibilities as a mentor focused on this skill set. While at Garden City, Kelly also served as a member of the Accreditation Team and as Chair of the Lower School. Previously, she served as a Board Trustee at The Clover Hill School (CT) and Business Administrator at The Linden Hill School (CT). A student of anthroposophy for 16 years, Kelly is a member of the Anthroposophical Society and the First Class of the School of Spiritual Science. She completed her teacher training at Antioch New England.
Your workshop also includes singing with Patti Regan of Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (MA) and Spatial Dynamics with Will Crane.
All day Thursday starting at 8:00am, through 3:30pm Friday
$285 (includes all materials and non-refundable $25 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.