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Fall Course 2023

Diversity Among Learners

Grades Focus - Multicultural Education and Teaching History in a Waldorf School

Early Childhood Focus - Learning in Early Childhood and How We Shape Children and their Futures

Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 CST on ZOOM

September 11 - December 4, 2022

Weekend Retreat - IN PERSON

Thursday, Nov 2, 6:00 PM - Sunday, Nov 5, 12:00 PM

In person in Milwaukee, WI

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2023

Applicant must be accepted into the program prior to registering for the Fall course.

Cost $1,500*




Michael Gannon 

Shawn Lavoie

Helena Mitchell

Course Description

This course will delve into the many different ways learners can look in a classroom including temperaments and constitutional types as well as cultural, ethnic, economic, religious and gender diversity. Participants will study multicultural education and become familiar with the essentials of Steiner’s educational philosophy and how it meets children at different stages of development.

The grades curriculum will include an overview of the Waldorf history curriculum and pedagogy appropriate to the developmental age of children from grades 4-8.

The early childhood curriculum will include conversations on: play in its diversity, transition tools, educating the will, brain development, and how we facilitate healthy development and working with assistants.

*Cost of courses excludes administrative fees and supplies. Listed costs refer to Certificate Program only; there are added costs for Master's Degree students. We recognize that education can be expensive, and want to do everything we can to support our students. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Updated program tuition charts can be found here.

In order to register, you must already have applied and been accepted into the GLWI program. If you have not already done so, please go to our admissions page to learn how to apply. If you wish to take a course from our program a la carte, see here (single course option subject to space available).


Further questions regarding admission and registration can be sent to our Admissions Coordinator, Kira Chard, at

If you would like to learn more about Waldorf teaching, teacher education at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, or our application process, we invite you to fill out our Inquiry Formsign up for a meeting with our Director of Teacher Education, Monika Sutherland; or email or call Kira Chard, our admissions coordinator, at or

(414) 299-3820.

Course Faculty

Non-Discrimination Statement: Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Inc., encourages broad public support and participation in its management and activities, and shall not discriminate in any manner whatsoever against any person on the basis of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or mental or physical handicap or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other programs. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our society and creating space for historically excluded and underrepresented groups to participate in all aspects of the corporation's management and activities.

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