Professional development for Waldorf class, music, and movement teachers and homeschool parents
This workshop will have you singing and dancing through the grades 1-6 curricula all weekend long, as you learn and practice musical activities to bring to your students. Discover how to enliven your morning circle time with singing games that build community and coordination and bring joyful movement to your class, and how to use these singing games to enhance your class plays and deepen the experience of your geography and history blocks.
In addition to American folk music, the songs and dances you’ll learn will offer your students a breadth of diverse cultural riches, brought to you by a teacher who has done extensive research into dances of many cultures. These activities can bring new depth and life to your teaching in a way that only music and movement can!
Together we’ll address child development questions and ways to work with the curriculum as you use these activities to support your work in the classroom. You’ll come away with copies of all of the songs and resources for finding more.
Recording devices are welcome; videos will require consent of the group.
Jana Hawley directs Sunbridge’s Elementary Teacher Education program and specialized intensives in Elementary Music and Grades 1-12 World Language teaching. In addition to being a master adult education teacher, Jana is a highly experienced class and music teacher and is a longtime faculty member of Green Meadow Waldorf School, where she currently teaches lower school music and singing and is lower school chair and co-chair of the Festival Committee. Previously, she spent 14 years on the faculty of the Whidbey Island Waldorf School, teaching music and main lessons.
Jana has been a visiting faculty member at several Waldorf teacher training institutes in the US as well as at institutes abroad, including China and Australia. She has led workshops in movement, singing, and composition, and is a contributor to The Mood of the Fifth: A Musical Approach to Early Childhood, a WECAN publication. Jana earned her BFA in Music from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, and her MSEd in Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education from Sunbridge College.
Friday, June 29: 6:30-7pm registration. Class runs from 7pm-9pm
Saturday, June 30: Classes run from 9am-5:30pm, with time for breaks and lunch.
Sunday, July 1: Classes run from 9am-1pm, with mid-morning break.
$345 as a stand alone workshop (includes all materials and non-refundable $30 registration fee).
10% discounts on subsequent registrations (of equal or lesser value) automatically appear on your registration form when selecting more than one title. (Exception: Waldorf Weekend, which offers an $80 discount when selected as a subsequent registration.)
Currently enrolled Sunbridge program students receive a 30% discount and Sunbridge program graduates receive a 15% discount (not to be combined with any other offering). Discount instructions will appear on the registration form after you answer questions about your Sunbridge background in the Participant Profile section. (Account must be in good standing.)
Schools registering 11 participants for any combination of 2,3 and/or 5-day offerings will be rebated one tuition of the least expensive offering. (Rebate to be issued in August.)
Please contact Penelope-Myles Voss, Admissions, Alumni, and Summer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20
Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary. See registration form for refund policy.