Events at WECAN Member Schools and Institutes

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  • Exploring the World of Birth to Three and Why It’s So Important

    March 5-6, 2021 - Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    An interactive workshop with Anna Ruth Myers of The Nurtured Child and Meggan Gill of City of Lakes Waldorf School exploring developmental insights and practices for working with infants and toddlers and how this work fits into the bigger picture of Waldorf pedagogy and school organization. Presented virtually over Zoom
    For information, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.    

  • Calling It Like It Is: Uncovering and Dismantling Racism in the Waldorf Movement

    March 19-20, 2021 - Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Teachers Conference for Waldorf educators and administrators. With facilitators Meggan Gill of City of Lakes Waldorf School, Keelah Helwig of The Waldorf School of Garden CIty Vicki Larson of Green Meadow Waldorf School, and Heather Scott of the Waldorf School of San Diego. Presented virtually over Zoom.
    For information, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.  

  • Teacher Education

    June 14-July 2, 2021 - Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education Completion Track. New cohort enrolling in low-residency program for highly experienced lead Waldorf early childhood educators looking to earn a full WECAN diploma. Financial aid available. Fully-accredited MEd or MALS option. Program Directors: Nancy Blanning and Leslie Burchell-Fox, MSEd.
    For information/application, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20

  • Personal and Professional Development 

    June 20-25, 2021 - Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Summer Series course presented over Zoom.
    For information/registration, visit www.sunbridge.edu or contact Barbara Vitale at info@sunbridge.edu or 845-425-0055 x20.

  • School Renewal and the Change of Heart

    June 22-25 2021 - Online Conference
    How do our principles inspire us to courageously change ourselves and our schools and training institutes? How do we work out of love and interest to really realize the potential of Waldorf education in North America in the 21st century?
    AWSNA, WECAN and APWE invite you and your colleagues to join us in celebrating our past and planning for the future.
    For more information click here.

  • Waldorf Early Childhood Educator Training

    New cohort starts July 3, 2021
    July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC
    This is a part-time program of 5 weeks per year over 2 years comprised of 3 weeks in July and a week in November and February each successive year. If there are covid restrictions, our courses will start online.
    More information

  • Waldorf Birth to Three Educator Training

    Training starts July 3, 2021
    July session at Sunrise Waldorf School, Duncan, Vancouver Island; fall & spring at the Vancouver Waldorf School in North Vancouver, BC
    This is a 14 month, birth to three focused option of the part-time Early Childhood Program. It runs for eight weeks over 14 months, comprised of three weeks in two summers (July) and a week in November and February of the first year. If there are covid restrictions, our courses will start online.
    More information

Other Events of Interest

  • Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices Spring Workshop

    March 6th & 13th - Two consecutive Saturdays 11am-6pm east, 8am-3pm west US time zones-Online
    Join us as we gather to celebrate spring and new beginnings beautifully embodied in the gesture plays of Wilma Ellersiek. Move with Spacial Dynamics, sing, make a fluffy bunny, and have small group discussions offering support and inspiration. If you're unable to join us "live" you may view the videos on your own time through the end of March. Register by March first for the early bird discount and a Rejuvenation surprise.
    For more information email Lynn St. Pierre at dancinghandsfrolickingvoices@gmail.com
    To register go to: www.dancinghandsfrolickingvoices.org
  • Educator's Friday Rejuvenations

    Every Friday 4:30-6pm east, 1:30-3pm west US time zones - Online
    Come join us to unwind from the week’s stresses and move into your weekend with a sense of freedom and spaciousness!
    We will mainly use the practice of Spacial Dynamics along with verse, contemplation, journaling and drawing briefly, singing, discussion in small groups and deep relaxation techniques.
    For more information email Lynn St. Pierre at dancinghandsfrolickingvoices@gmail.com
    To register go to: www.dancinghandsfrolickingvoices.org
  • Therapeutic Aspects of Our Work 

    June 27th - July 2nd, 2021 - Online
    Dr Lakshmi Prasanna will present Therapeutic Aspects of Our Work - Dancing Hands & Frolicking Voices Summer Workshop via Zoom
    Our work and play will include lecture and discussions, the developmental movement of Wilma Ellersiek in the form of loving touch, gesture plays and large movement plays for summer and autumn, singing in the mood of the fifth, Spacial Dynamics, making plant-dyed pocket story aprons and puppets, and more. Space is limited for those "live streaming" so register early to save your place. Friday Rejuvenations are included with your registration!  If you're unable to join us "live" you may view the videos on your own time through the end of July.
    For more information email Lynn St. Pierre at dancinghandsfrolickingvoices@gmail.com
    To register go to: www.dancinghandsfrolickingvoices.org
  • The World Association of Puppetry and Storytelling Arts - Summer Arts Conference

    July 29-August 1, 2021 - Online
    Storytelling and puppetry performances from around the world, puppet crafting workshops with master artists, interest group discussion sessions, "seed planting" for collaborative endeavors.
    For more information and to register contact worldpuppetry@gmail.com

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