2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops)
Attend additional workshops on the same weekend and save $230.00
2-DAY Pre-K Readiness & Writing + K-5 Handwriting (2 workshops)
Attend additional workshops on the same weekend and save $100.00
Our comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multisensory techniques and research-based methods to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities. We use a fun hands-on approach to develop good skills and teach correct letter formation.
The K-5 Handwriting Workshop provides dynamic instruction in the teaching methodology from kindergarten through cursive. Includes an introduction to the developmental progression of written production skills, from handwriting to keyboarding!
It is an intermediate level class.
- Identify the importance of incorporating the handwriting process, the stages of learning, and active teaching into a handwriting lesson
- Model essential foundation skills prior to paper and pencil, including readiness, directionality, positional concepts, and correct pencil grip
- Discuss how effective handwriting lessons include developmental and multisensory teaching strategies
- Distinguish between our two handwriting assessments, the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency and The Print Tool, to evaluate student's handwriting abilities
- Describe common handwriting problems and apply simple, effective remediation techniques
- Review the importance of teaching handwriting using current research, the Common Core State Standards, and other standards
- Letters and Numbers For Me
- My Printing Book
- Printing Power Plus workbook set
- Cursive Handwriting
- Cursive Success
- Can-Do Cursive
- Kindergarten Teacher's Guide
- 1st Grade Printing Teacher's Guide
- 2nd Grade Printing Teacher's Guide
- 3rd Grade Cursive Teacher's Guide
- 4th Grade Cursive Teacher's Guide
- Rock, Rap, Tap, & Learn CD
- Blackboard with Double Lines
- Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
- Mat for Wood Pieces
- Slate Chalkboard
- Canvas Bag
|8:00 a.m.||Registration: Coffee and pastries|
|8:30 a.m.||Getting Started: Handwriting in today's world, handwriting and the Common Core State Standards, Handwriting Without Tears® philosophies and principles|
|Foundation Skills: Posture, paper and pencil skills, size, shape and position concepts, preparing for handwriting|
|Printing Capitals and Numbers: Preventing and correcting reversals, teaching strategies, looking out for lefties|
|Multisensory Learning: Music and movement, Wet-Dry-Try, Mystery Letters, Door Tracing, Digital Teaching Tools|
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch on Your Own|
|1:00 p.m.||Printing Lowercase Letters: Teaching method and sequence, line generalization, word and sentence skills, promoting speed and fluency|
|Break: Snack and beverage served|
|Cursive Writing: Cursive style, understanding connections, multisensory lessons, building fluency with Review & Mastery|
|Resources: Using the teaching guidelines, Handwriting All Year, online resources, remediation|
|Extra: Special needs, assessment, handwriting standards, Q&A|
|4:30 p.m.||Adjourn: Certificates of Attendance for 6.5 Contact Hours|
Location & LodgingDoubletree Detroit
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, MI 48228
**Handwriting Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**
DirectionsFrom the West (I-94): I-94 East to M-39 North (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right.
From the West (I-96): I-96 East to M-39 South (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 1st light turn right.
From the East (I-94): I-94 West to M-39 North (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right.
From the South (I-75): I-75 North to M-39 North (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right.
From the South (US-24): US-24 (Telegraph Rd) to Ford Rd. East (Right Turn) and travel . 3 mi., turn left just before Southfield Freeway entrance.
From the North (I-75): I-75 South to I-696 West to M-39 South (Southfield Freeway) to Ford Rd. (Exit 7) West. Once on Ford Rd. West, at 2nd light turn right.
Parking: Call the workshop venue for more information regarding parking availability and fees.
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Register online and provide us with your email address and we will email you a confirmation and receipt when we process your registration. We will then email you workshop details 10 days prior to the workshop date. If you do not have access to an email account, we will mail you your receipt and workshop details 10 days prior to the workshop date.
We accept school purchase orders via mail and fax. Download Registration Form
If you have any special requests (preferred area, handicap access needs, etc.) please call our office (402.492.2766) to discuss these requests.
Get Set for School and Handwriting 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 and Handwriting 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.
You may cancel up to ten days prior for a $35 cancellation fee.
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