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285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
845-425-0055

November 2019

Decades of Talking about Social Change: An Evening with Christopher and Signe Schaefer

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

For over 50 years Chris and Signe Schaefer have been discussing and working for social change.  Their ongoing conversation---on whether change happens through systemic and structural transformation, through individual development, or is reliant on both---is reflected in their two new books:                 This November, join the Schaefers for an evening of dialogue about human development, social transformation, and the struggles of our times, with short readings from their new books.   Date/Time/Place Friday…

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Finding Hope and Re-Imagining America: A Workshop with Christopher Schaefer

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

Working from his new book Re-Imagining America: Finding Hope in Difficult Times, Chris Schaefer will explore questions of how we can understand the corruption and decline of our nation and how we can become more effective advocates for a better America. This workshop, which follows the Friday evening talk with Chris and his wife, Signe, consists of short talks, exercises, individual reflection, and small group conversations.   Date/Time/Place Saturday, November 23, at 9am-12:00 noon in Upper Brookside Cost Contribution $30…

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January 2020

Planning and Creating a Mixed-Age Waldorf Grade School: Methods and Strategies for Sustainability and Success

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

A pedagogical leadership workshop for school directors/administrators, faculty chairs, teachers, and board members interested in exploring the intentionality and the process of combining grades With facilitator Jody Spanglet of Ashwood Waldorf School   Description While a departure from typical Waldorf convention, mixed-age classrooms are a growing reality in many Waldorf schools today. Combining grades can strengthen a school and its pedagogy---and benefit students---by Helping a school maintain a healthy student population Requiring innovation and fresh thinking on the part of the…

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

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

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…

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February 2020

Open Day

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

For anyone interested in exploring Waldorf Education, teaching, and teacher education Attend a presentation by Director of Education Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth and participate in a conversation about Waldorf teaching and teacher education Experience an artistic activity common to a Waldorf classroom Tour our campus and some early childhood and elementary classrooms of Green Meadow Waldorf School next door Meet with a current Green Meadow grades teacher/Sunbridge alum Learn about our admissions process Schedule Wednesday, February 12. Doors will open at 9am for…

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Collaboration, Classroom Management, Child Development, and More: A Toolbox for Subject Teachers

Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

A conference for subject teachers, faculty chairs, and pedagogical administrators. Class teachers and teachers-in-training are also encouraged to attend.   With Jeannine Davis of The Waldorf School of Garden City, Erin Fitzgerald of The Waldorf School of Garden City, and Jana Hawley of Sunbridge Institute and Green Meadow Waldorf School   Subject teachers play an essential role in the life of every Waldorf school and the experience of every Waldorf student. Their classes serve to enrich, balance, and support academic…

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