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

Starts:  Jan 24, 2020 7:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Jan 25, 2020 5:30 PM (ET)

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

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

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 teacher and the school
  • Creating class sizes that allow for a favorable social mix and opportunities for group work
  • Providing older students in need of remedial work opportunities to strengthen their skills
  • Providing capable younger students exposure to more challenging skills classes
  • Providing multi-age experiences that allow younger and older students to develop deep and lasting relationships

Jody Spanglet of Ashwood Waldorf School has seen the advantages students and schools realize when schools intentionally combine grades. In Planning and Creating a Mixed-Age Waldorf Grade School: Methods and Strategies for Sustainability and Success we will explore mixed-age Waldorf grade schools from a strategic planning and governance lens.

Location

Sunbridge Institute
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
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Contact

Barbara Vitale
845-425-0055 x20
info@sunbridge.edu