PROGRAM OVERVIEW

COVID 19 & GLWI

GLWI Summer Intensive FROM HOME!

July 6th – July 31st

This summer, we are committed to creating a comprehensive, engaging and unique virtual learning experience for our students! We recognize that in-person learning is optimal but we are excited to bring our curriculum to you at home during these times when physical distancing is important.

The GLWI faculty is working to structure the intensive to bring the same depth of learning of our in-person summer intensives while also using best practices for delivering our curriculum through online platforms.

To that end, recognizing that online learning needs more breathing time, the intensive will run for four weeks, rather than the usual three.

  • Classes will formally begin on Monday, July 6th and end on Friday, July 31st  
  • Syllabi for registered students will be available by Monday, June 8th to allow for reading texts in advance.
  • Engagement with the courses will require 50+ hours per week, spread evenly across 5-7 days each week, for four weeks.
  • LESS THAN 50% WILL BE IN FRONT OF A SCREEN
  • Non-screen activities will include (on your own): reading, creating lesson books, painting, working with clay, handwork, flute/recorder practice, engagement with nature, writing.Reading done in advance will reduce the number of engagement hours during the four weeks of courses.

JOIN US ON A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION!

Teacher preparation at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute is thoughtfully designed to challenge your preconceived notions about yourself – socially, intellectually, physically, and artistically – helping you to develop and strengthen your capacities in a supportive social and collegial environment.  Our curriculum and independent classroom study with experienced teachers will assist in the development of your contemplative capacities; deepen your understanding of the whole human being as it unfolds through the critical phases of childhood; help you explore and identify pedagogical approaches and skills that will enhance your teaching; and expand your ability to work with colleagues and parents.

2020 Summer Intensive

July 6th – July 24th, 2020

Join us!

An Introduction to Waldorf Human Development: Birth to 21

Essentials of a Waldorf Kindergarten ~ or ~ Essentials of the Waldorf Curriculum (Grades)

The Basics: Artistic Work in the Waldorf School I

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2020 Fall Course and Retreat

September 14th – November 16th, 2020

Retreat November 5th – 8th

Diversity Among Learners: The Development of Human Conscious

Early Childhood Retreat: Learning in Early Childhood & How We Shape Children and their Futures

Grades Retreat: The Development of Human Consciousness through History

CLICK HERE for further information

2021 Spring Retreat and Course

January 28th – April 12th, 2021

Retreat January 28th – January 31st

Contemplative Practice: Beginning a Path of Transformation

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EXPERIENCE THE STRENGTH OF LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

HAVE A CERTIFICATE?

All courses can be audited at a reduced rate for professional development or continuing education.  Our fall and spring blended programming is the best of both worlds!  Learn from the comfort of your home or favorite coffee shop for the online portion and create with colleagues during the weekend retreat.

Further questions?  Please contact Sandra at 414.299.3820 or [email protected]