2 Year Online International Handwork Teacher Development Program
The 2 year teacher development program begins in January 2024
Enrollment for our 2024 cohort has closed
Please read all the information provided below about our program
Taking Hands Around the World
Working online makes it possible to include colleagues from many countries, enriching our work to the benefit of all the children in our care. Our Handwork teacher training courses are scheduled Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2:00pm Pacific Time, one weekend a month.
In our 2 years together we will be digging deep into foundations of teaching handwork.
We will work our way through grades 1-8 in Modules. Each month you will receive a selection of reading materials, patterns, project instructions, resources, and assignments to complete in your own time before we meet.
We offer a deep understanding of the essence of handwork and its pedagogical value within the broader Waldorf curriculum. Building on Steiner’s indications, we explore the ways in which Waldorf handwork education can honor multiple traditions in independent, public, or home-school settings.
We provide you with the resources to meet each child in a developmentally appropriate way, to succeed in your collegial work, parent education, and development of your personal inner work, helping you thrive as a handwork teacher in the long term.
Our students say
"This training has been, in short, soul affirming. It has deepened my understanding of Handwork, broadened my knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy, and brought me so many practical projects and lessons for my students. Our cohort has become a beautiful family from all four corners of the earth. I'm so grateful for this rich, inclusive, and diverse training program."
Fill out the application form and submit along with $75 USD non-refundable application fee.
This begins your application process.
You will schedule an individual application interview on Zoom. Here we will get to know each other, answer any questions, and determine if this program is a good fit for you.
To be considered for financial aid, submit your application after your interview.
Financial aid decisions will be made promptly and applicants will be notified.
Reading materials and project instructions will be sent out for our January segment.
First tuition payment will be due either December 1st or January 1st, depending on your chosen payment plan.
Our students say
The projects and all the proposals for how to introduce these to the grades are wonderful.