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A “Waldorf Weekend” is a weekend workshop on the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education.
Open to all and especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf community members (teachers, parents, grandparents, staff, board members) and lovers of education, this 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, the workshop 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. Originated and presented by Sunbridge Institute, the country’s oldest Waldorf teacher education institution, “Waldorf Weekends” are a most memorable—and fun!—learning experience.
Waldorf Weekend Schedule
Friday, Oct. 19th
7:00pm – 9:00pm, Welcome & Opening Talk with Anna Silber
Saturday, Oct. 20th
9:00am – 10:30am, Curriculum Explorations with Anna Silber
10:30am – 10:45am, Break
10:45am – 11:45am, Eurythmy through the Grades with Laetitia Berrier Saarbach
11:45am – 12:30pm, Curriculum Explorations with Anna Silber
12:30pm – 1:15pm, Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm, Drawing through the Grades with Anna Silber
2:15pm – 3:00pm, Q&A/Close
Anna Silber (Anthroposophy/Child Development, Early Childhood and Elementary Curriculum) is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School for five years and served there as a member of the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow administrator on curriculum-related projects and offered teacher support. Anna has been a student of anthroposophy for many years and has lectured about Waldorf Education throughout the region. Prior to her work in Waldorf Education, she had a career in commercial real estate finance at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in elementary education from Sunbridge College.
A native of France, Laetitia earned her Master’s in Film from University Paris VIII and her Waldorf Teacher Training from the Institut de Formation à la Pédagogie Steiner-Waldorf Didascali (Avignon, France). She then moved to NY state with her family and earned her Artistic and Pedagogical Eurythmy Degree at Eurythmy Spring Valley. Since then, she has taught in various places (including the Fellowship Community in Spring Valley, NY, where she also volunteered and worked) and schools (Housatonic Valley Waldorf School in Newtown, CT and the Brooklyn Waldorf School in NYC). She is very excited to bring Eurythmy to children and adults, and considers a class to be successful when both she and the students have had the occasion to laugh. She lives in Chestnut Ridge, NY, with her husband and two children, who attend Green Meadow Waldorf School. Aside from teaching, she is an opera addict and enjoys playing games with her children, hiking, swimming, and gardening.