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

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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 such as music, movement, and drawing, and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and answers. Our Waldorf Weekends are a most memorable—and fun!—learning experience.

Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth, PhD, (Lead; Anthroposophy and Elementary Curriculum) is Sunbridge Institute’s director of education and advancement. She joined the Sunbridge administration in 2018, after previously serving as a trustee on the Sunbridge Board. From 2006-2018 Linda was a class teacher at Manhattan’s Rudolf Steiner School, where she also sat on the Board of Trustees and College of Teachers and chaired the Community Education Committee; her background in education also includes teaching at the university level. A longtime student of anthroposophy, Linda earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in the field of German area studies from The Johns Hopkins University, her master’s and doctoral degrees in German languages and literatures from the University of Pennsylvania, and her certificate in elementary education from Sunbridge College.

Lisa Miccio, MSEd, (Early Childhood Curriculum) teaches kindergarten at The Waldorf School of Garden City and also sits on the Sunbridge Board of Trustees. Prior to joining the Garden City faculty in 2017, Lisa was on the faculty of Green Meadow Waldorf School for a dozen years; while there she taught kindergarten and parent and child classes, served as a co-chair of the early childhood section, director of early childhood admissions and family programs, and a member of the Collegium, the Collegium Committee and the Board of Trustees. Lisa’s teaching experience also includes working at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, Dayspring Community School and, during her 2016-17 sabbatical, teaching and mentoring in the Kathmandu (Nepal) Waldorf Kindergarten. She holds a BA in English from the College of Charleston, an MS in Elementary Education from CW Post, Long Island University, and an MS in Waldorf Education from Sunbridge College.

Harlan Gilbert, PhD, (High School Curriculum) has been on the faculty of Green Meadow Waldorf School since 2002, teaching math in the high school and serving on the school’s math curriculum committee. He is the author of At the Source: the Incarnation of the Child and the Development of a Modern Pedagogy, (AWSNA Press, 2005) and has had several articles published in Lilipoh and the Waldorf Education Research Institute Bulletin. Harlan, who studied mathematics and natural science at Yale University and Reed College and eurythmy at the Eurythmeum Zuccoli in Dornach, received his Waldorf teaching certificate from Emerson College, England; his master’s in education from Sunbridge College; and his PhD in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Artistic specialist to be announced.

Friday, January 24: Doors open at 6:30pm for check-in registration. Please arrive with enough time to register and get settled. Workshop begins promptly at 7 and runs until 8:30.
Saturday, January 25: Workshop runs 9am-5:30pm, with times for breaks and lunch

Workshop Cost and Meal Plan
The workshop cost is $235 via online registration (cost includes Saturday mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks and a $25 non-refundable registration fee). Online registration is available through noon on Friday, January 24. If you haven’t registered by then and still wish to attend, walk-in registrations will be accepted space permitting at the walk-in cost of $250. Check here to ensure spaces remain before arriving for walk-in registration.
For the convenience of workshop participants, we offer an optional meal plan consisting of Saturday breakfast (8-9am) and lunch (midday) served at the on-campus Threefold Cafe. You may sign up for the meal plan on your registration form. The $20 meal plan cost is non-refundable after 1/21/20.

Campus housing and local accommodations are reserved directly through Threefold Educational Center.

Contact Barbara Vitale, admissions and summer coordinator, at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20. Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.

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