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.
- 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
- Keyboarding Without Tears®
(2 student licenses for each grade, K–5)
|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 & LodgingDoubletree by Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
**Handwriting Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**
DirectionsFrom Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport: Depart Airport to west I-494, exit north on Highway 100, exit west on I-394, take first exit at Park Place Boulevard and go to stoplight. Turn left at stoplight and take overpass to hotel on right.
From I-35W Southbound/Northbound: Exit I-94 west, then exit on I-394 west, take the Highway 100 south/Park Place Boulevard exit. Exit at Park Place Boulevard, turn left at stoplight and take overpass to hotel on right.
From I-94 Eastbound (from St. Cloud): Take I-494 south, exit I-394 east, exit at Park Place Boulevard, turn right at stoplight, to hotel on right.
From I-94 Westbound (From St. Paul): Exit I-394 west, take the Highway 100 south/Park Place Boulevard Exit, exit at Park Place Boulevard, turn left at stoplight and take overpass to hotel on right.
From I-694 Eastbound/Westbound: Take Highway 100 south, exit west on I-394, take first exit Park Place Boulevard, turn left at stoplight, overpass to hotel on right.
Complimentary Guest Parking.
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. 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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