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K–5 Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship Workshop

Portland, ME ← Other topics offered
Half day.
4.5 Contact Hours
Fri Apr 21, 2017
See workshop location and directions listed below.

Join us to learn all about Keyboarding Without Tears!

This half-day workshop will teach you how to easily weave keyboarding into your K-5 day. You'll leave with a library of award-winning teaching strategies to help your students succeed with today's computer-based assignments and testing.

This is an interactive BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) workshop; however, it is not a requirement. (Laptops only. Flash-enabled.)

This is an intermediate level workshop.

K-5 Keyboarding Objectives
  • Learn the developmental progression of keyboarding skills to ensure elementary student success
  • Review student lessons and learn how to add them into your teaching and computer-based testing prep
  • Maximize educator resources to foster success: lesson previews, reports, and digital citizenship lessons  
  • Use student progress reports to help students meet grade-level benchmarks
  • Understand and share research and standards to support keyboarding and academic success
Included in K-5 Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship
Free Materials:
  • Keyboarding Without Tears®
    (2 student licenses for each grade, K–5)
Free Materials Your Registration Includes: 4.5 Total Contact Hours $120 in Total Free Materials
7:30 a.m. Registration: Coffee and pastries
8:00 a.m. Production of Writing: Research and standards supporting strong keyboarding and handwriting foundational skills
Comparison of Handwriting and Keyboarding: Similarities, differences, and developmental progression of both
Digital Citizenship: Learn how to teach children about digital information, protection, behavior, and communication
Foundational Skills: Experience multisensory teacher-led lessons that introduce the keyboard
Keyboarding: Actively teach features of the keyboard as well as technology foundational skills, and typing skills
Instruction: Review keyboarding lesson previews for planning instruction
Resources: Remediation Tips, School-to-Home Connections, additional resources for continued learning
12:30 p.m. Adjourn: Certificate of Attendance for 4.5 Contact Hours

Location & Lodging

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland
1050 Westbrook St
Portland, ME 04102
**Handwriting Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**


From I-95 North or South: Take Exit 46, turn right after toll plaza, proceed straight on airport access road for approximately one mile, the hotel is on the right.

From I-295 North: Take Congress St., also Exit 5B West, follow for about one and a half miles and turn left onto International Pkwy. Take first left, the hotel is on the right.

From I-295 South: Take Congress St. exit and make your first left, proceed west on Congress for about one and a half miles and turn left onto International Pkwy. Take first left, the hotel is on the right.

Parking: Call the workshop venue for more information regarding parking availability and fees.


Register online and provide us with your email address and we will email you a confirmation and receipt when we process your registration. If you registered for an onsite workshop, we will email you workshop details 10 days prior to the workshop date. If you registered for an online workshop, we will email you workshop details 3 days prior to the online workshop date.

We accept school purchase orders via mail, fax and/or you can upload through our website.

If you have any special requests for an onsite workshop, (preferred area, handicap access needs, etc.) please call our office (402.492.2766) to discuss these requests.

Get Set for School | Handwriting Without Tears | Keyboarding Without Tears reserves the right to cancel or change a class at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation or trainer availability. Registrants will not be charged for the course.

Get Set for School | Handwriting Without Tears | Keyboarding Without Tears reserve the right to use all media from this workshop (photos, videos, etc.) in print and online advertising. Please notify us in writing if you do not wish to be included. You must be 18 years or older to attend our professional workshops. Children and infants may not be brought to workshops.

If you are registered for an onsite workshop, you may cancel up to 10 days prior for a $35 cancellation fee.

Additional Information:
Tel: 402.492.2766
Fax: 402.492.2776
Email a Workshop Coordinator

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