Calendar of Events
 

Sat. Sept. 15, 2018, 8:30 am

Foundation Studies Encounter (Saturday mornings) starts in Thornhill

 

Fri. Sat. Nov. 9 & 10, 2018

Waldorf Development Conference

 

 

         


               

 

 

 

 

Rudolf Steiner Centre

9100 Bathurst St. #4

Thornhill, ON L4J 8C7

Contact the Steiner Centre

Tel: 905 764 7570

Fax: 905-889-3336

info@rsct.ca

Current Events:

Working with Indigenous Cultural Material in the Waldorf School Setting 

Waldorf Development Conference

Friday and Saturday, November 9-10th, 2018

Keynote Speaker:  Dale Saddleback

With the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada of 2015 (TRC), Canadians entered into a national dialogue on their relationship with Indigenous peoples.

The TRC hopes to guide and inspire Indigenous peoples and Canadians in a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships that are based on mutual understanding and respect. 

Waldorf education in Canada has embraced this movement. Many Waldorf teachers wish to cultivate relationships with Indigenous peoples and infuse their culture into the Waldorf school setting and curriculum. The following questions are often raised:

What is cultural appropriation versus cultural acceptance?

How to choose material and present it?

How to develop relationships with Indigenous communities?

This conference will address these questions. Indigenous Waldorf teachers will facilitate the five working groups.

Dale Saddleback (photo at left) is nehiyaw (Cree) from the Pigeon Lake Indian Reserve in Alberta.

After time as a dancer and singer, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, followed by a master’s degree in Educational Policy Studies, both at the University of Alberta.

His master’s capping paper entitled “Giving Modern Youth More Access to Elders”, underlines the role Waldorf education could play in Indigenous education reform aligned with nehiyaw culture and values.

He is presently a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta, studying Indigenous Waldorf education. Dale is also a founding director of the Douglas Cardinal Foundation for Indigenous Waldorf Education.

Who is it for? While these conferences have traditionally been for Waldorf teachers, this year we would like to open up the development conference also to parents, and friends of Waldorf schools, and to educators working in other school systems and to any other individuals who may be interested in the topics we will be addressing.

Click Here for Details and Online Registration Form Links for the November 2018 Waldorf Development Conference

While these conferences have traditionally been for Waldorf teachers, this year we would like to open up the development conference also to parents, and friends of Waldorf schools, and to educators working in other school systems and to any other individuals who may be interested in the topics we will be addressing.

Two Foundation Studies options in Thornhill Starting in Sept. 2018.

There are actually three choices for Foundation Studies Encounter Programs in 2018-2019 -- Wednesday mornings or Saturday mornings in Thornhill or Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings downtown at the Waldorf Academy, 250 Madison Ave, Toronto.

The downtown course involves coming to both the Thursday evening and the Saturday morning sessions, whilie in Thornhill, you choose either Wednesday or Satuday mornings, whichever suits you best.

And if the in-person Encounter program places and times don't work for you, there's always the Foundation Studies Distance Learning option!

Programs Starting in September 2018

Explore Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy part-time encounter programs starting in September 2018.

Learn more about the RSCT's Full-Time Waldorf Teacher Professional Development program, which also begins again in Sept. 2018.

• Full-Time Program for Grade-School Waldorf Teachers.

• Full-Time Program for Early Childhood Waldorf Teachers.

 

Bringing Spirit into Life

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto facilitates cultural renewal. We offer workshops and trainings in Waldorf Teacher Education, Remedial Education, Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy, Biodynamic Agriculture and the Arts. Here research into the spiritual nature of the human being brings practical insights for work, play and community.

 

Waldorf Teacher Education

 

Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy

 
We offer internationally accredited programs for Waldorf teacher education. Focus on early childhood, grades, high school or specialty subjects.
Click here for Waldorf Teacher Education
  Rudolf Steiner gave a legacy rich in insight and practical inspiration. Learn how to bring spirit into life through living, heart-filled thinking.
Click here for Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy

 


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Contact the Steiner Centre · 905 764 7570 · info@rsct.ca