Experience an exciting journey into Waldorf Education! This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth and experiential survey of Waldorf Education from early childhood through high school, with a particular emphasis on the elementary school years.
Your weekend will include an exploration of the anthroposophical ideas that serve as the underpinnings of the Waldorf impulse, with a particular focus on Steiner’s views on human development. There’ll be plenty of discussion, opportunities to personally experience aspects of the arts that accompany Waldorf students’ school experiences, and time for questions and answers.
Waldorf Weekends are open to all, but are especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf parents, teachers, staff and and board members.
Instructor Anna Silber is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY) for five years and served there as a mentor on the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow Administrator on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support. Anna is a founding member of The Clover Hill School, a Waldorf early childhood initiative in Norwalk, CT. She has been a student of anthroposophy for many years and has lectured about Waldorf education throughout the region. 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 U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in elementary education from Sunbridge College.
Guest Presenter Harlan Gilbert (Middle and High School curriculum and geometry activity) teaches high school math at Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY), where he serves on the school-wide Math Curriculum Committee. His book, At the Source: the Incarnation of the Child and the Development of a Modern Pedagogy, was published by AWSNA Press in 2005. Harlan’s undergraduate education was in mathematics and natural science at Yale University and Reed College, and in architecture at the Boston Architecture Center. He did Eurythmy training at Eurythmeum Zuccoli, Dornach, Switzerland, holds a Waldorf teaching certificate from Emerson College, England, and a master’s in elementary education from Sunbridge College.
Participants who attended our past Waldorf Weekends had this to say:
– This was one of the single most wonderful weekends in my life. I came with the intention of learning more about Waldorf Education. I am leaving with a feeling of a shifting of my soul.
– I am in awe of Anna and cannot say enough good things about her.
– Mr. Gilbert was fantastic.
– Intense, inspiring, comprehensive.
Waldorf Weekend runs from 7-9 on Friday evening and all day Saturday from 9-6.
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