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 Omaha Southwest
3650 S 72 St
Omaha, NE 68124
**Handwriting Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**
DirectionsWest on I-80: Take Exit 449, turn left at the light, we are a block North of the Interstate on the West side(Left side)of the road.
South on I-480: Merge right on to I-80, take exit ramp right at exit 449. Take a right at the light onto 72nd Street, take the next left at the light onto Grover Street. The hotel will be on the South side (Left side) of the road.
Follow I-480 South: Merge right onto I-80 West towards Lincoln. A mile after merging, take a right onto Exit 449. Take a right at the light onto 72nd Street, take the next left at the light onto Grover street. Hotel will be on the Left.
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.
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