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Professional Development for Waldorf Teachers Part-Time

The RSCT Part-Time Waldorf Teacher Certification Program consists of three weeks of mandatory courses during the Summer Festival for three years, plus two years of one-on-one mentoring sessions and observation visits. Many practicing teachers have found this Professional Development for Waldorf Teachers part-time program to be a good solution to completing their Waldorf teacher education while still continuing to work as teachers in Waldorf schools. If you would like to learn more about this program please visit our website at www.rsct.ca for more information and to register.

Updated Course Listings (March 29th)

Learn from home in this time of restricted travel and gatherings. Save on travel and accommodation. Courses are open to anyone interested. There have been a couple of changes in who is teaching what, from the last time we sent this out, so here is the most-up-to-date listing of courses and course leaders.

Week 1 – July 5-9

Class Teachers, prepare for the coming school year with full day grade intensives led by experienced Waldorf educators. Schedule:
• Two hours in the morning (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST)
• Two hours in the afternoon (1:00 – 3:00 PM).

Teaching Grade 1 – The Magic of First Grade
James Brian, RSCT, Director of Teacher Education and Marie France Bertrand 

Teaching Grade 2 – Searching for the Sword of Light
Patrice Maynard, Director, Waldorf Publications

Teaching Grade 3 Establishing Roots in the Earth
Justin Trombly, Detroit Waldorf School 

Teaching Grade 4 – Entering the Heart of Childhood
Sandra Ghali, Experienced Waldorf Class Teacher

Teaching Grade 5 – From Heaven to Earth in the Golden Year
Phil Hartman, London Waldorf School

Teaching Grade 6 – Facing Twelve-Year-Olds with Courage, Compassion and Rigour – Margot Amrine, Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, and Ariel Masset, Toronto Waldorf School (art on some afternoons)

Teaching Grade 7 – Out Into the World
Henry Muth, Trillium Waldorf School

Teaching Grade 8 – Completing the Octave
Jane Hill, Orchard Valley Waldorf School, Vermont

Week 2 – July 12-16

Healthy Classroom Management – Mornings
Les Black, Waldorf Mentor

The Group of Seven and the Spiritual in Art – Mornings
Julian Mulock, Illustrator, Muralist and Painter

Salutogenesis: Exploring Sources of Health for Teachers and Students – Afternoons – Fiona Hughes, 

Week 3 July 19-23

Deepening the Foundations – Mornings
Professor Frederick Amrine, University of Michigan

Waldorf Essentials – Mornings
Merwin Lewis, London Waldorf School

Veil Painting – Mornings (in person only)
Jef Saunders, Arscura

Leading Learning Communities – Case Studies of Two Waldorf Schools – Afternoons – Arlene Thorn and Connie White, London Waldorf School

Exploring Temperaments through Chekhov Drama –
Afternoons – Kati Gabor, Parenting Coach and Waldorf Consultant

Child Study and the Art of Observation –
Afternoons – Yasmeen Mamdami, Waldorf Academy

Note: The course and presenter listings on the printed Summer Festival brochure also correspond to those listed above, so if you have a printed brochure or if you are looking at this pdf version, the course information there is correct and up-to-date as of March 29th, 2021.


With this year’s online courses you will save 15% over in-person tuition fees. Online Summer Festival tuition fees:  $530 CAD per week (equivalent to about $420 US), $1000 CAD for 2 weeks, $1,200 CAD for 3 weeks, $265 CAD for 1 week half day

You may cancel your registration before June 8 and receive a refund less a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds available after June 8. We reserve the right to cancel any course with seven days’ notice and with a full refund.

To learn more, Download a copy of the Summer Festival brochure (link can also be found on the RSCT website Summer Festival page)

Click here for the registration form (can also be found on the RSCT website Summer Festival page)

From the 2020 Online Summer Festival Participants

“The overall set-up of the on-line course was well done. The sheet with zoom links worked very well, and got me into all the sessions easily. The optional forums were a great addition. I have wanted to take courses with the RSC for years, but due to the cost of flights, accommodation and course fee, I haven’t been able to do so. This on-line course has been truly a gift, as it was affordable and logistically doable. I really hope that in the future this option will remain possible for teachers living far away from Ontario. If there is an on-line course option next year, I would love to register again (for the next grade intensive).”

“Thank you for providing this excellent course. What I have learned during the course will help me navigate through this school year a lot smoother!”

“I appreciated the good quality forums.”

“I cannot thank you enough for the amazing summer festival you worked so diligently on.”

Photos are from the RSCT Summer Festival of Arts and Education 2019.

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