Spring Semester, January 31st – April 6th, 2019
Fall Semester, September 9th – November 11th, 2019
Instructional Strategies: Teaching Geography in a Waldorf School – Grades Retreat
Games & Body Geography
Summer Intensive, July 8th – 26th, 2019
Deepening Our Work & Preparing Children for First Grade
Teaching Science in the Waldorf School
JOIN US ON A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION!
Great Lakes Waldorf Institute’s 2019 -20 courses, weekend retreats, and adult enrichment events are designed to inspire, renew and challenge you. Courses may be audited for professional development and continuing education opportunities or taken to earn a Waldorf Teaching Certificate or a Master’s of Arts degree in Education from Mount Mary University with a Waldorf Teaching Certificate. Great Lakes Waldorf Institute has the experience and expertise to meet your educational goals.
EXPERIENCE THE STRENGTH OF LASTING RELATIONSHIPS
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. Martin H. Fischer
As insightful as the quote above maybe, the vision of a room full of students hunting for the exception might cause you to think twice about teaching as a career.
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.
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.