A weekend workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education from early childhood through high school.
Open to all — and especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members (teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, board members) and lovers of education — our popular Waldorf Weekend workshop is designed to provide an in-depth and experiential survey of the basis and the basics of Waldorf Education.
In addition to exploring the Waldorf curriculum from early childhood through high school, your workshop includes a discussion of Rudolf Steiner’s insights in human development and a look into the anthroposophical underpinnings of the Waldorf impulse. You’ll enjoy hands-on artistic activities such as music, movement, and drawing, and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and answers. Our Waldorf Weekends are a most memorable—and fun!—learning experience.
Anna Silber, MSEd (Co-Lead: Anthroposophy/Child Development, Early Childhood and Elementary Curriculum) Anna served as Sunbridge Institute’s director of education from 2012-2018 and is a Sunbridge Board trustee. Before joining the Sunbridge administration, Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for five years and served there as a member of the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow administrator on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support. Anna has been a student of anthroposophy for many years and has lectured about Waldorf Education throughout the country. Prior to her work in Waldorf Education, she had a career in commercial real estate finance at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in elementary education from Sunbridge College.
Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD (Co-Lead: Anthroposophy/Child Development, Early Childhood and Elementary Curriculum) Linda joined Sunbridge as director of education in 2018, having previously served as a trustee on the Sunbridge Board. From 2006-2018 she was a class teacher at Manhattan’s Rudolf Steiner School, where she also sat on the Board of Trustees and College of Teachers and chaired the Community Education Committee. A longtime student of anthroposophy, Linda’s background in education also includes teaching at the university level. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in the field of German area studies from The Johns Hopkins University, her master’s and doctoral degrees in German languages and literatures from the University of Pennsylvania, and her certificate in elementary education from Sunbridge College.
Angela Nusbaum (High School Curriculum) Angela teaches English at Green Meadow Waldorf High School, where she is also co-adviser for the Class of 2020. Before joining Green Meadow’s faculty, Angela taught high school English and history at the San Francisco and Chicago Waldorf schools. Previously, she taught math to young adults at Job Corps and led interdisciplinary seminars for grades 6-12 in Anchorage, AK. Angela earned her BA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM.
Laura Radefeld (Eurythmy) Laura teaches eurythmy to grades 6-12 at Green Meadow Waldorf School, where she chairs the Collegium and is a member of the Curriculum Development, Festivals, and Community Service committees. Laura, who is also a faculty member of Antioch University New England, the Center for Anthroposophy, and Eurythmy Spring Valley’s Pedagogical Eurythmy program, did her four-year artistic eurythmy training at Eurythmy Spring Valley and her Waldorf teacher training at Emerson College, England.
Friday, January 25: Doors open at 6:30pm for check-in registration. Please arrive with enough time to register and get settled. Workshop begins promptly at 7 and runs until 9.
Saturday, January 26: Workshop runs 9am-5:30pm, with times for breaks and lunch
$230 via online registration (includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and a $25 non-refundable registration fee). Online registration is available through noon on Friday, January 25. If you haven’t registered in advance and wish to attend, walk-in registrations will be accepted, space permitting, at the walk-in cost of $245. Check here before arriving for walk-in registration to make sure spaces remain.
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. Sunbridge also reserves the right to cancel this workshop up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, they will receive a full refund less any non-refundable registration fee provided that cancellation is made at least 24 hours before instruction begins. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the event begins or for “no-shows.”