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June 2019

Approaching Grade Two: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming second grade school year in five full days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing specifically on your class’s age group, you will get to know the second grade child in depth. Under the guidance of a master class teacher, you’ll discover ways to enliven…

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Approaching Grade Six: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming sixth grade school year in five full days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. Under the guidance of a master class teacher, you’ll discover ways to enliven your teaching and learn how to approach the blocks so that they may meet the sixth grader in a lively and meaningful way. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned…

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Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education: An Immersion in the World of the Waldorf Nursery / Kindergarten

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Open to everyone, including current and prospective early childhood educators, parents, grandparents, and caregivers Join us for a wondrous journey! In this comprehensive course, you’ll explore the essential elements of Waldorf early childhood education. Through the guidance of a highly experienced Waldorf early childhood educator, you’ll delve into child development; learn about rhythms, transitions, and the cycle of the year; explore the importance of play; examine the inner development of the teacher; experience circle time activities and lessons in handwork,…

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

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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For Waldorf teachers and homeschool 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…

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

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Open to all lovers of education and especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members (teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, and board members)  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, 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…

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Chalkboard Drawing for Class Teachers: Skill-Building and Inspiration for Teachers of Grades 1-8

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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For Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents and anyone interested in the medium of chalk drawing In this highly practical workshop, teachers of grades 1-8 will receive instruction in the basics of how to create beautiful chalkboard drawings. Regardless of your artistic background, you’ll leave with valuable skills, new-found confidence, and ideas for your coming year's drawings. You will learn: Techniques for drawing with chalk How to approach chalkboard illustrations across the Waldorf lower and middle school curricula Ways to model animal…

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Approaching Grade One: Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year

Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming first grade school year in full five days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. Under the guidance of a master class teacher, you’ll discover ways to enliven your teaching and learn how to approach the blocks so that they may meet the first grader in a lively and meaningful way. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look…

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Exploring Waldorf High School Education: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Approaches for Teaching Today’s Teens

Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for high school educators, faculty chairs, and all those interested in Waldorf high school education This course explores Waldorf high school education from a multitude of vantage points and with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities that teaching today’s teenagers offers us. Through lecture, conversation, and practical activities that express the signature of Waldorf high school education, you’ll explore elements of the Waldorf curriculum with master teachers from a variety of subject areas, all of whom…

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Approaching Grade Eight: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschooling parents  This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming eighth grade school year in five full days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing specifically on your class’s age group, you will get to know the eighth grader in depth as they stand at the point of inner revolution. Under the guidance of…

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Approaching Grade Seven: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschooling parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming seventh grade school year, in five full days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing specifically on your class's age group, you will get to know the seventh grader as they explore new horizons both within and without. Under the guidance of three…

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July 2019

The Foundational Teachers’ Course of 2019: Experiencing Rudolf Steiner’s Seminal Three-Part Lecture Series in the Context of 21st Century North America

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This summer, to mark the historic occasion of Waldorf Education’s 100th anniversary, Sunbridge Institute’s Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education program will be recreating Rudolf Steiner’s very first Waldorf teacher education course. The Foundational Teachers’ Course of 2019: Experiencing Rudolf Steiner’s Seminal Three-Part Lecture Series in the Context of 21st Century North America will bring together Sunbridge faculty, students, and auditing program graduates for a festive fifteen days of lecture, discussion, and artistic activity (following the same schedule Rudolf Steiner and his…

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Approaching Grade Five: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming fifth grade school year in five full days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing on your class’s age group, you will get to know the fifth grade child in depth as they stand on the balancing point between childhood and adolescence. Under…

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Approaching Grade Four: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming fourth grade school year in five full days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing on your class’s age group, you will get to know the fourth grade child in depth as they step into a more objective relationship to learning. Under the…

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Approaching Grade Three: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for Waldorf teachers and homeschool parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming third grade school year in five full days brimming with discussions, presentations, practical activities, and the arts. With the insights of anthroposophy, gleaned through a daily look at child development focusing on your class’s age group, you will get to know the third grade child in depth as they experience the nine-year change. Under the guidance of a master…

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The Power of Traditional Country Dancing in Grades 1-8: How Dancing Together Can Enhance Learning, Enrich Your Teaching, and Bring Social Health to Your Classroom

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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For teachers and homeschool parents Learn how to harness the power of traditional country dancing to benefit your teaching and your students! Dancing can provide children with developmentally appropriate opportunities to work on basic coordination, left-right discrimination, and the foundation senses of rhythm, self-movement, and balance, all of which are necessary for healthy sensory-motor development. In groups, dancing fosters awareness of symmetry, patterns, and geometrical forms; facilitates awareness of others; and enhances social relationships.  Most importantly, dancing brings joy! In this…

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Essentials of Anthroposophy: Encountering Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy, Path of Inner Development, and Picture of World Evolution

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Open to all This new workshop, led by two dedicated students of anthroposophy, offers a unique opportunity to discover and explore the basic elements of anthroposophy and to reflect upon what Rudolf Steiner’s ideas have to offer our lives today. Through presentation, conversation, and experiential learning, participants will delve into Steiner’s picture of the human being and the evolution of consciousness as illumination for a path of inner development. There will be ample open space for questions while exploring Steiner’s ideas…

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Working with Parents: Developing and Sustaining Healthy Teacher-Parent Relationships

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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For Waldorf teachers of all levels Behind every child stands a parent… or two, or three, or four! As teachers we tend to focus on our students, sometimes forgetting the fact that our relationships with parents are every bit as important. In this workshop we will explore the different facets of the teacher-parent relationship; discuss successful ways of sharing with parents the wonderful, challenging task of guiding their child through childhood; and do some hands-on activities to strengthen our powers…

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Collaborative Leadership: Personalized Strategies for Becoming a More Effective Member of Your Leadership Team

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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Professional development for decision-makers—including administrators, directors, board and committee members, and faculty chairs—working in Waldorf schools or other workplace settings No matter what your position or title is, if you participate in a planning or problem-solving process in your school, business, or organization, you have leadership responsibilities. In this highly-useful course, our focus is on the practical work of being a leader and decision-maker. Through a process imbued with the anthroposophical understanding of the human being, and successfully applied in…

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