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

Friday, January 27, 2023 - Saturday, January 28, 2023

Open to students of education and especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members (teachers, parents and grandparents, staffers, and board members).

Our popular, on-campus Waldorf Weekend is back! This lively and informative workshop is designed to provide an experiential survey of the basis and basics of Waldorf education. In addition to exploring the Waldorf curriculum across the grades, our Waldorf Weekend 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, and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and answers. Our Waldorf Weekends are a most memorable—and fun!—learning experience.

Please note: This workshop takes place in person. 

 

Presenters

Meggan Gill ’10 is Sunbridge’s director of education and organizational culture. A trained Waldorf early childhood educator and a specialist in diversity, equity, and inclusion, Meggan also teaches in Sunbridge’s Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Education programs, sits on the WECAN IDEA committee, and is a member of Alma Partners. Her Waldorf teaching experience includes teaching kindergarten at the Olympia Waldorf School, parent-and-child and nursery classes at the New Amsterdam School, toddler classes at City of Lakes Waldorf School and, from 2009-2020, serving on the faculty of the Brooklyn Waldorf School, where she led parent-and-child and kindergarten classes and was active on the Faculty Council. Meggan, who originally hails from the Pacific Northwest, earned her undergraduate degree in health sciences from The Evergreen State College and her certificate in Waldorf early childhood education from Sunbridge Institute.

Winnie Stern ’14 is director of Sunbridge’s Elementary Teacher Education program. She is also currently a Green Meadow Waldorf High School history teacher, after having taken a class of Green Meadow students from first through eighth grade as class teacher. A former substitute teacher, Winnie initially became interested in exploring the foundations and goals of education through a philosophical lens, and discovered Waldorf education while seeking to answer the question “What kind of education helps to create a happy and healthy human being?” She holds a double-major BA in philosophy and education from Brooklyn College, an MA in philosophy and education from Columbia University Teachers College, a NYS teaching license in grades 1-6 education, and her Waldorf teacher certification from Sunbridge Institute.


Previous Waldorf Weekend participants had this to say:

~ The weekend has been wonderful. The information was communicated in a clear way, and I feel like I have a much deeper understanding of what it means to look at the world through the Waldorf lens.
~ It was excellent. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable.

~ The weekend was outstanding! I was deeply inspired, both as a teacher and as a human being.
~ Highly informed, warm-hearted facilitators with a deep concern for the group’s understanding and experience.
~ 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.
~ This was a wonderful workshop, and I highly recommend that everyone from teachers to parents take interest and reap the benefits.

 

Schedule

Friday, January 27: Check-in registration takes place from 6:00-6:45pm. Please arrive with enough time to check in and get settled. The workshop begins promptly at 7:00pm and runs until 8:30pm. 
Saturday, January 28: The workshop runs 9:00am-5:00pm, with times for breaks and lunch


Cost 

$260 includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, and a $25 non-refundable registration fee. 

Online registration is available through 3:00pm (eastern time) on Friday, January 27. If you have not signed up (or paid) by then, walk-in registrations will be accepted at the walk-in cost of $275.


Housing/Meals

Campus housing is reserved directly through Threefold Educational Center. Threefold Cafe will have food available for purchase Friday evening before the workshop begins.

Read more about local housing and dining options while visiting Sunbridge.


Discount options 

  • 15% off for schools sending two or more registrants
  • 25% off for payment made in Canadian dollars

Discount codes will appear on your registration form. 

 

Questions?
Please contact Barbara Vitale, admissions 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.

Sunbridge is a New York State Education Department Approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (NYSED CTLE), enabling teachers of any background to choose Sunbridge for their CLTE/CEU professional development credits. Check to see if your state honors our status.

Details

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Friday, January 27, 2023
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Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
Phone:
845-425-0055

Details

Start:
Friday, January 27, 2023
End:
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Event Categories:
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Event Tags:
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Venue

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
Phone:
845-425-0055