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Waldorf Weekend: Foundations and Fundamentals of Waldorf Education from Early Childhood through High School

Friday, July 17, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015

Open to all, but especially relevant for current, new, and prospective members of Waldorf communities, including teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, and board members, our popular Waldorf Weekends are designed to provide an in-depth and experiential survey of the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education.

In addition to exploring the Waldorf curriculum, your workshop will include 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.

Participants continuing on to another Summer Series offering will leave with a more solid foundation with which to begin their next Sunbridge course. All participants will leave with a greater appreciation for Waldorf Education, and a most memorable—and fun!—learning experience.

Anna SilberAnna Silber (Lead Instructor) 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 member of 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.

DSC_7020 Steve croppedStephen Sagarin (High School Curriculum) is faculty chair, co-founder, and a teacher at the Berkshire (formerly Great Barrington) Waldorf High School (MA) and a longtime core faculty member of Sunbridge’s Elementary Teacher Education program. He is also a former teacher and administrator at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (MA) and the Waldorf School of Garden City (NY), the high school from which he graduated. Steve has taught history of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and human development at the City University of New York; is the former editor of the Research Bulletin of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education; and writes, lectures, mentors teachers, and consults with Waldorf schools on teaching and administration. The author of The History of Waldorf Education in the United States: Past, Present and Future, he has a PhD in history from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in art history, with a certificate of proficiency in fine art, from Princeton University.

Workshop Schedule
Friday:
 7pm registration. Session runs from 7:15pm-9pm

Saturday: Session runs from 9:30am-6pm, with time for breaks and lunch.

Sunday: Session runs from 9:30am-1pm.

Workshop Fee
$110 when registering for another Summer Series 3- or 5-day offering or $215 as a stand-alone (includes all materials and non-refundable $25 registration fee)

Registration: Click here to register.

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.

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Friday, July 17, 2015
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Sunday, July 19, 2015
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Start:
Friday, July 17, 2015
End:
Sunday, July 19, 2015
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