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Sunbridge Institute

March 2021

SUNY Master’s Info Session

Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

Sunbridge's partnership with Empire State College of the State University of New York has recently expanded, making it easier than ever for our Early Childhood and Elementary teacher education students and graduates to apply their Sunbridge Institute diploma or Sunbridge College certificate toward earning a fully-accredited SUNY MEd or MALS degree with self-designed concentration in Waldorf Education. Join us for a free virtual webinar in which Dr. Tina Wagle, Coordinator of the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction program (and original…

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Balance Between Power and Trust: Creating Healthy Relationships Able to Withstand Tough Times

Friday, March 19, 2021 - Saturday, March 20, 2021
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

The third of three virtual workshops in a series on Mindsets, Concepts, and Core Skills of Effective Collaborative Leadership for Waldorf administrators, Board members, faculty, and staff, plus those with decision-making responsibilities in other organizational and business settings. Each workshop may be taken separately.   The (im)balance between power and trust is one of the most often observed phenomena in Waldorf schools and other organizations. While trust is highly rated, power is often looked at as highly suspicious. In introducing…

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Teachers Conference – Calling It Like It Is: Uncovering and Dismantling Racism in the Waldorf Movement

Friday, March 19, 2021 - Saturday, March 20, 2021
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

The protests that followed the killings of members of our Black communities last spring served to wake many people up to the realities of racism in America---realities to which the Waldorf movement is not immune. Accepting the fact that racism exists within Waldorf Education and taking on the work of recognizing and eradicating it from our classrooms is a goal to which we must commit ourselves if we are to truly educate our children (and ourselves) toward freedom. To this…

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April 2021

Open Day

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

Join us for a virtual Open Day! Anyone interested in learning more about Waldorf teaching and teacher education is invited to attend and ask questions. On tap is a panel discussion with representatives from our teacher education programs, plus presentations on Sunbridge's offerings, admissions, and financial aid. We invite you to join us with video and audio on so we can get to know one another.   Schedule Zoom Session: Wednesday, April 14 4:00pm-5:45pm EASTERN TIME     For information,…

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June 2021

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

Sunday, June 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  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 highly experienced Waldorf early childhood educators 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…

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Approaching Grade Six: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for Waldorf teachers and home school parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming sixth grade school year in 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 sixth grader in a…

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Approaching Grade One: Inspiration and Guidance for Your Year

Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for Waldorf teachers and home school parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming first grade school year in five days brimming with discussions, presentations, and practical activities. 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…

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Approaching Grade Two: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for Waldorf teachers and home school parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming second grade school year in five 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…

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Continuing Explorations in Waldorf High School Teaching: Understanding and Applying Rudolf Steiner’s Principles, Methods, and Curriculum in 2021

Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for high school educators, faculty chairs, and all those interested in Waldorf high school education This course covers three key areas: Foundations of Human Experience How can Rudolf Steiner’s first lecture course for teachers, the fourteen lectures known as Foundations of Human Experience (formerly, Study of Man), inform high school teaching in a Waldorf school in 2021? How do we apply Steiner’s concepts of the human soul, spirit, and physical body…

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July 2021

Approaching Grade Five: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for Waldorf teachers and home school parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming fifth grade school year in five days brimming with discussions, presentations, 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…

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Approaching Grade Seven: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for Waldorf teachers and home schooling parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming seventh grade school year, in five days brimming with discussions, presentations, and practical activities. 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…

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Approaching Grade Eight: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  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 days brimming with discussions, presentations, and practical activities. 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…

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Approaching Grade Three: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here. Professional development for Waldorf teachers and home school parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming third grade school year in five days brimming with discussions, presentations, 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…

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Approaching Grade Four: Inspiration and Guidance For Your Year

Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for Waldorf teachers and home school parents This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to focus entirely on your upcoming fourth grade school year in five 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…

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

Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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This course will be taught remotely in real-time. Details here.  Professional development for decision-makers—including administrators, directors, board and committee members, and faculty chairs—working in Waldorf schools or other workplace settings. Are you consciously or unconsciously shaping your organizational and leadership culture? And do you have the skills necessary to recognize problems that might exist or arise within your workplace, help your leadership team prioritize these issues, and equip them (and yourself) with the tools to address them?  In this highly-useful…

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