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Teaching Literacy in the Early Grades: Developing Your Skills to Teach Writing and Reading in Grades 1-3

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A professional development course for teachers, remedial and reading specialists, and homeschooling 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
  • Working with different types of learners
  • Using a multi-sensory approach for all
  • Developing scope and sequence of a literacy curriculum
  • Ways of assessing and tracking reading progress
  • Working with parents on literacy questions

In addition to grades 1-3 class teachers, remedial and reading specialists, and homeschooling parents working with a Waldorf curriculum, those who would also benefit from the information this course brings include Waldorf kindergarten teachers, upper grades class teachers, world language teachers, and pedagogical and faculty chairs.

Margot AmrineInstructor Margot Amrinea teacher of literacy skills to children from preschool to grade 12 since 1976, is currently second 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 also chairs the School’s College and was a founding teacher of their high school. Margot recently retired as Director of the Waldorf Institute of Southeastern Michigan; in addition to teaching, she also 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.

Course Schedule

Sunday: 5:30-6:30pm registration; 6:30-7pm optional campus tour; 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

Course Fee
$465 (includes all materials and non-refundable $45 registration fee)

Registration: This course is now full. Contact our registrar, Tamara Photiadis, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x16, if you wish to be placed on a wait list in the event of a cancellation.

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.

Details

Start:
Sunday, June 21, 2015
End:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Details

Start:
Sunday, June 21, 2015
End:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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