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Plan Your Own Workshop

You can sponsor a training workshop for your school, district, or organization. Workshops are easy to organize and cost-effective. An experienced workshop coordinator will guide you through the planning process. Handwriting Without Tears® will send a Certified National Workshop Presenter to lead your fun, dynamic, and interactive workshop session—and to address your group's specific needs.

To learn more about sponsoring your own training, call 402.492.2766, or e-mail coordinator@hwtears.com.

Open School and District Workshops

June 23, 2016: Singapore
Open Pre-K R&W / L&M Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Bridging Talents
Presenter: Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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June 24, 2016: Singapore
Open K– 5 Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Bridging Talents
Presenter: Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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June 25, 2016: Singapore
Open HAW Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Bridging Talents
Presenter: Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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September 10, 2016: Hobartville, Australia
Open Pre-K R&W – 2nd Grade Workshop
Sponsor: Sensory Tools
Presenter: Christina Bretz, OTR/L

September 11, 2016: Hobartville, Australia
Open Handwriting Assessment Workshop
Sponsor: Sensory Tools
Presenter: Christina Bretz, OTR/L

Closed Workshops

May 2016

May 5, 2016: Cleveland, OH
Closed Pre-K–2nd Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Presenter: Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR

May 5, 2016: Denver, CO
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
Presenter: Dianna Henn

May 6, 2016: Cleveland, OH
Closed KWT Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Presenter: Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR

May 6, 2016: Derry, PA
Closed 3rd Grade Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Derry Area SD – Grandview Elem.
Presenter: Amy Prechel, OTR

May 12, 2016: Harrisburg, AR
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Crowley’s Ridge ESC
Presenter: Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

May 13, 2016: Stafford, VA
Closed Pre-K L&M Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Stafford County Public Schools
Presenter: Amy Prechel, OTR

May 14, 2016: Oakville, ON
Closed Pre-K R&W – 2nd Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Halton Down Syndrome Assoc.
Presenter: Lindsay Amey

May 21, 2016: Encino, CA
Closed Pre-K R&W – K Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Child’s World School
Presenter: Vanessa Silver, M.S., BCET

May 23, 2016: Alvarado, TX
Closed 1st Grade Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Alvarado ISD
Presenter: Melissa McHugh

May 23, 2016: Frankfort, IN
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: St. Matthew Community Preschool
Presenter: Carol Rushing-Carr, MOT, OTR/L

May 26, 2016: Madison, GA
Closed Pre-K R&W – 2nd Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Morgan County Primary Charter School
Presenter: Amy Prechel

May 27, 2016: Wexford, PA
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: The Goddard School
Presenter: Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR

May 31, 2016: Taunton, MA
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Full-Day Workshops
Sponsor: Edward F. Leddy Preschool
Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

May 31, 2016: Dallas, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Presenter: Tracy Sloper

May 31, 2016: Dallas, TX
Closed K-2nd Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Presenter: Roxanne Thompson

June 2016

June 6, 2016: Pittsburgh, PA
Closed K–2nd / 3rd–4th Workshop (split sessions)
Sponsor: The Ellis School
Presenter: Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR

June 7, 2016: San Antonio, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W Center Based /
K–2nd DD (each half day sessions)
Sponsor: Northside ISD (OT Program)
Presenter: Roxanne Thompson

June 8, 2016: Naperville, IL
Closed Pre-K R&W–2nd Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Bethany Lutheran School
Presenter: Cathy Van Haute, OTR/L

June 9, 2016: Staten Island, NY
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Richmond PreK Center
Presenter: Keith R. Kline, OTR/L

June 9, 2016: Corona, NY
Closed K–2nd w/KWT &
3rd–5th w/KWT Workshop (Split Sessions)
Sponsor: NYC PS 16 Q
Presenter: Todd Misura, OTR/L

June 14, 2016: Bronx, NY
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: PreK Center
Presenter: Cheryl Lundy-Swift, M.Ed.

June 14, 2016: Doylestown, PA
Closed K–2nd Half-Day Workshop
Closed 3rd–5th Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
Presenter: Tania Ferrandino, OTR/L

June 15, 2016: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Closed KWT Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Sacred Heart School of Halifax
Presenter: Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR

June 15, 2016: Midlothian, TX
Closed Pre-K– 5th Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Midlothian ISD
Presenter: Melissa McHugh

June 16, 2016: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Closed K– 5th Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Sacred Heart School of Halifax
Presenter: Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR

June 18, 2016: Cottleville, MO
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Workshop
Sponsor: Great Beginnings Daycare & Preschool
Presenter: Cathy Van Haute, OTR/L

June 20, 2016: Lynnfield, MA
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Full-Day Workshops
Sponsor: The Bethlehem School
Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

June 21, 2016: Rockville, MD
Closed K– 3 (Half-Day) / KWT (Half-Day) Workshop
Sponsor: Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Presenter: Todd Misura, OTR/L

June 26, 2016: New York, NY
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Full-Day Workshops
Sponsor: Paradigm Kids
Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

June 27, 2016: Poughkeepsie, NY
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshops
Sponsor: Mid-Hudson Valley Early Education Ctr
Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

June 29, 2016: Victoria, TX
Closed K–2nd / KWT Workshops (split sessions)
Sponsor: ESC Region 3
Presenter: Roxanne Thompson

July 2016

July 6, 2016: Ancaster, ON
Closed K– 5th Grade Workshop
Sponsor: Edifide
Presenter: Lindsay Amey

July 16, 2016: Topeka, KS
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas
Presenter: Cathy Van Haute, OTR/L

July 19, 2016: Pensacola, FL
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Olive Baptist Church Kids Day Out
Presenter: Todd Misura, OTR/L

July 19, 2016: Houston, TX
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing and
Literacy & Math Center-Based Half-Day Workshop (2 sessions)
Sponsor: ESC Region 4-TX
Presenter: Katrina Erickson, OTR

July 27, 2016: Slyvester, GA
Closed K–3rd Grade Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Worth County Board of Education
Presenter: Todd Misura, OTR/L

July 27, 2016: Spring, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W / K– 2nd Workshop (2 Split Sessions)
Sponsor: Klein ISD
Presenter: Melissa McHugh

July 28, 2016: Spring, TX
Closed K– 3 DD Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Klein ISD
Presenter: Melissa McHugh

August 2016

August 4, 2016: Pemberville, OH
Closed K–2nd Grade Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Eastwood Local Schools
Presenter: Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L

August 5, 2016: Abbeville, LA
Closed Pre-K R&W – 4th Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Mount Carmel Elementary School
Presenter: Melissa McHugh

August 6, 2016:Halifax, MA
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshops
Sponsor: The Magical Years
Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

August 8, 2016: Coppell, TX
Closed K–2nd Grade Half-Day Workshop
Closed 3rd Grade Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Coppell ISD
Presenter: Tracy Sloper

August 8 2016: Granada Hills, CA
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshop
Closed Pre-K L&M Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Bethlehem Lutheran School
Presenter: Vanessa Silver, M.S., BCET

August 8, 2016: Ankeny, IA
Closed Pre-K R&W & L&M Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Preschool @ The Ridge (Prairie Ridge Church)
Presenter: Cathy Van Haute, OTR/L

August 9, 2016: Whitewater, WI
Closed K–3 Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Whitewater Unified School District
Presenter: Patty Bunce, OTR

August 10, 2016: Carrollton, TX
Closed K–5th Grade Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: The St. Anthony School
Presenter: Roxanne Thompson

August 11, 2016: Carrollton, TX
Closed KWT Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: The St. Anthony School
Presenter: Roxanne Thompson

August 11, 2016: Adelphi, MD
Closed K–2nd / 3rd–5th (Split Sessions)
with 1 hr KWT per Session
Sponsor: Prince George’s County PS
Presenter: Todd Misura, OTR/L

August 12, 2016: Colleyville, TX
Closed Pre-K L&M Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Compass Christian Preschool – Area Board of Christian Directors (ABCD)
Presenter: Tracy Sloper

August 13, 2016: Austin, TX
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing and
Literacy & Math Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: ESC Region 13
Presenter: Katrina Erickson, OTR

August 15, 2016: Orange, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: North Early Learning Center
Presenter: Katrina Erickson, OTR

August 15, 2016: Bowling Green, KY
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Warren County PS Preschool Program
Presenter: Christina Bretz, OTR/L

August 15, 2016: Cedaredge, CO
Closed K–5 Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Delta County Joint SD (Cedaredge ES)
Presenter: Dianna Henn

August 16, 2016: Huffman, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W (2013) /
K (2013) / 1st (2008) Split Sessions
Sponsor: Huffman ISD
Presenter: Paula Heinricher, MA, OTR

August 16, 2016: Clay Center, KS
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing and
Literacy & Math Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Clay County Head Start
Presenter: Cathy Van Haute, OTR/L

August 16, 2016: Houston, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshop
Closed K–1 Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Emerson Elementary-Houston ISD
Presenter: Katrina Erickson, OTR

August 17, 2016: Plano, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W (2 half day sessions)
Sponsor: Plano ISD
Presenter: Roxanne Thompson

August 22, 2016: Forest Lake, MN
Closed 3rd Grade Half-Day Workshop &
Closed Advanced Implementation Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Forest Lake School District
Presenter: Patty Bunce, OTR

August 24, 2016: Santa Ana, CA
Closed Pre-K R&W – 2nd Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Calvary Christian School
Presenter: Suzanne Asherson, OTD/MA

August 25, 2016: Atlanta, GA
Closed Pre-K R&W – K Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Winters Chapel United Methodist Church
Presenter: Amy Prechel, OTR

August 25, 2016: Colleyville, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Compass Christian Preschool
Presenter: Tracy Sloper

September 2016

September 1, 2016: Southbridge, MA
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: WCAC Head Start
Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

September 6, 2016: Albany, OR
Closed Kindergarten Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Greater Albany PS
Presenter: Suzanne Asherson, OTD, MA

September 7, 2016: Parkersburg, WV
Closed K–2nd Half-Day Workshop
Closed 3rd–4th Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Winters Chapel United Methodist Church
Presenter: Amy Prechel, OTR

September 8, 2016: Parkersburg, WV
Closed 4th Grade Half-Day Workshop (2 Sessions)
Sponsor: Winters Chapel United Methodist Church
Presenter: Amy Prechel, OTR

September 15, 2016: Coppell, TX
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Coppell ISD
Presenter: Tracy Sloper

September 15, 2016: Peace River, AB
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M w/K Overview Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Northland School Division 61
Presenter: Lindsay Amey

September 16, 2016: Peace River, AB
Closed 1st–2nd Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Northland School Division 61
Presenter: Lindsay Amey

September 16, 2016: Conway AR
Closed Pre-K Readiness & Writing Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Pediatrics Plus
Presenter: Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 17, 2016: Conway AR
Closed K–5th Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Pediatrics Plus
Presenter: Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 17, 2016: La Porte, IN
Closed K–5th Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Indiana University Health-La Porte Hospital
Presenter: Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L

September 17, 2016: Greensboro, NC
Closed PreK R&W / K–2 (each half day sessions)
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro
Presenter: Denise Donica, DHS, OTR/L, BCP

September 18, 2016: La Porte, IN
Closed Pre-K R&W Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Indiana University Health-La Porte Hospital
Presenter: Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L

October 2016

October 7, 2016: Urbana, OH
Closed K– 2 Half-Day Workshop
Closed KWT Half-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Madison-Champaign ESC
Presenter: Christina Bretz, OTR/L

October 14, 2016: Guernsey, WY
Closed Pre-K R&W and L&M Center Based Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Wyoming Child & Family Development, Inc.
Presenter: Dianna Henn

November 2016

November 11, 2016: Bemidji, MN
Closed Pre-K R&W and N&M Full-Day Workshop
Sponsor: Bi-CAP Head Start
Presenter: Vanessa Silver, M.S., BCET

February 2017

February 28, 2017: Houston, TX
Closed Pre-K R&W w/KSK & L&M Workshop
Sponsor: ESC Region 4
Presenter: Katrina Erickson, OTR

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