Grades Level Courses & Workshops

The West Coast Institute, located in British Columbia, Canada, offers differing courses and workshops each summer for Waldorf teachers, and anyone who wishes to learn more about Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education. Summer training, courses and workshops are held at the Sunrise Waldorf School on Vancouver Island, in beautiful scenic British Columbia, Canada.

This February at Your School!

The Zoom link for the Art of Teaching workshop has been emailed to all attendees. If you can’t find the email or have trouble accessing the Zoom room please email AND and we will assist you.

The Art of Teaching

Rethinking Waldorf Curricula: A Structure for Renewal

February 24th
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pacific Time

VIRTUAL Keynote & Plenary
IN-PERSON DISCUSSION with your own colleagues
ONSITE Social Land Art Activity at your school or centre

West Coast Institute is proud to present a professional development workshop that brings the best of virtual accessibility, and the irreplaceable experiential in-person learning with colleagues.

Join together, in person, with your faculty and/or sub regional or regional colleagues to explore Martyn Rawson’s generative ideas around Waldorf pedagogy, participate in a social land art experience, and close with a harvest of Waldorf pedagogy from a renewed lens.

“The Waldorf movement to date has not really internationally worked out what the nature and status of its curriculum is, pulled between fidelity to its origins myth and the need to offer an education that is relevant to the students’ culture…

We cannot keep adding new content (e.g. new science, history, literature, technologies, materials, sources of energy) to the already full curriculum. This prompts the question, what to leave out? Which tried and tested classic main lessons should we scrap? Therefore, we need an approach to curriculum development that makes change possible but doesn’t lose the essence of Waldorf education.”

– Rethinking Waldorf Curricula: An Ongoing Process, Kathy Bransby and Martyn Rawson

Registration has closed, please sign up on our wait list to be notified if spaces become available.
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Preliminary Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 am  Opening and Keynote Martyn Rawson
10:00 – 11:15 am  Key questions discussion (in-person with your own colleagues)    
11:15 – 11:30 am 15 min break
11:30 – 12:30 pm     Social Art Form: Land Art Exercise (in-person with your own colleagues)
12:30 – 1:00 pm     Lunch with your team
1:00 – 1:30 pm    Online Discussion facilitated by Martyn
1:30 – 2:00 pm     Plenary Martyn Rawson 

Martyn Rawson

Martyn currently works on the Waldorf Master Programme at the Waldorlehrerseminar Kiel and at the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart. He is also Honorary Professor at National Tsing Hua University Taiwan. Current projects include a UNICEF research group exploring the theme of Measuring What Matters, re-structuring curriculum at Steiner Waldorf Fellowship in UK, research assessment in Waldorf education.

Workshop Fee

1-4 people: $65 USD / $75 CAD per person
5+  people: $60 USD / $70 CAD per person
10+ people  $55 USD / $65 CAD per person

(All group rates must have a school or organizational email address.)

We offer sliding scale rates for any person in need and also gratefully accept full price from any school.

Registration has closed, please sign up on our wait list to be notified if spaces become available.
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Grades Program Director

Rubeena Sandhu


West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy

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Tel: 604-740-0539