Summer Series 2016 course with instructor Connie Helms of the Association for a Healing Education
Hone your ability to perceive the needs of your students, and gain tools for addressing hindrances to learning. Professional development for grades 1-8 class and subject teachers with a background in Waldorf Education
Through the expert guidance of a learning and development specialist, this course will help you deepen your understanding of the connection between cognitive skills and early child development, explore ways to address learning concerns in early and middle grades classrooms, and develop discernment to determine when referrals to specialists are called for.
A familiarity with the four foundational senses is helpful.
We will cover topics such as:
- How to read physical, postural, and behavioral cues that inform you of a child’s needs in the classroom
- Ways to help children focus (and daydream!)
- Using body geography in teaching
- Considering the movable classroom
- Knowing when to refer to specialists
This course is taught with the expectation that you have a background in Waldorf Education.
Connie Helms is co-director of Educational Support Training for the Association for a Healing Education and also serves on the AHE board. A learning and development specialist with over 30 years of experience in working with children, Connie’s professional background includes serving as a special educator in public schools, an educational support teacher at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School (VT), and a mentor to Waldorf educational support teachers. She is also a consultant for Waldorf schools around the US, and uses the Extra Lesson in her private practice with children, adolescents, and adults. The mother of three adult children who attended Waldorf schools from nursery through grade eight, Connie received a BA in psychology from Connecticut College, an MEd in special education from Lesley University, a Waldorf teacher certification from Antioch University New England, and a Waldorf remedial teacher certification from the AHE.
Your course also includes eurythmy with Maria Ver Eecke of the Association of Therapeutic Eurythmists of North America.
Sunday: 5:30-6pm optional campus tour; 6-7pm registration; 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. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Community-wide evening events are offered weekly.
$480 (includes all materials and non-refundable $45 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.