Waldorf Teacher Education
Great Lakes Waldorf Institute is an independent, not-for-profit adult learning institution offering Waldorf teacher education and professional development, as well as general interest courses and workshops on Waldorf Education and the arts.
At Great Lakes the faculty and board are actively engaged in learning about the broader impacts of systemic racism. We seek to be agents for change, specifically in the area of Waldorf education. We recognize that many of the practices in Waldorf education have inadvertently aligned with privileged white thinking. We believe that Waldorf education, with its commitment to social renewal, can work to make deep and lasting change in our teachers, our schools, and our communities.
To this end, at Great Lakes we are doing the following:
Reviewing all courses and curriculum to ensure that anti-racism and anti-bias study and learning is happening throughout our program
Continual anti-racism study by our board and faculty
Hiring BIPOC teachers and staff
Providing scholarship support for BIPOC
What Students Think
"My training at GLWI has been eminently practical. Often I take what I've learned at Great Lakes and I can immediately apply those new concepts and capacities in my classroom."