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  • 2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops)

    Price: 525.00

    Attend additional workshops on the same weekend and save $225.00

  • 2-DAY Pre-K Readiness & Writing + K-5 Handwriting (2 workshops)

    Price: 395.00

    Attend additional workshops on the same weekend and save $95.00

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K–5 Handwriting Workshop

Oakland, CA ← Other topics offered
Full day.
6.5 Contact Hours
$300 Early Bird**30+ days in advance
Regular: $335
Sat May 4, 2019
See workshop location and directions listed below.

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.

Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

K-5 Handwriting Objectives
  • Implement, teach, and remediate handwriting using effective, step-by-step lesson plans that incorporate active teaching, multisensory strategies, and differentiated instruction
  • Promote independent writing skills beyond handwriting workbook instruction
  • Use the Handwriting Without Tears unique instructional approach, stages of learning, and our two handwriting assessments (the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency and The Print Tool®)
  • Navigate the Handwriting Without Tears digital teaching technology and hands-on resources to facilitate engaging lessons
Included in K-5 Handwriting

6.5 Contact Hours

$1,700 in Free Materials:

  • Kick Start Kindergarten
  • Letters and Numbers For Me
  • My Printing Book
  • Printing Power
  • Cursive Kickoff
  • Cursive Handwriting
  • Cursive Success
  • Can-Do Cursive
  • HITT (Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool™) (TK and K-4 versions)
  • Building Writers (K-5)
  • Blackboard with Double Lines
  • Access to Handwriting Without Tears music resources
  • Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
  • Mat for Wood Pieces
  • Slate Chalkboard
  • Canvas Bag
Schedule
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Getting Started – The Handwriting Process
  Foundation Skills – Readiness, Posture/Paper/Pencil Grip
  The Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool (HITT)
  Multisensory Learning
  Break
  Printing: Capitals and Lowercase letters, Numbers, and Words
  Sentence Writing, Line Generalization
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch – on your own
  Writing Activities, Understanding a Writing Lesson, Remediation
  Independent Writing Skills – Building Writers, scaffolding writing practice
  Cursive Introduction, HWT style of cursive
  Break
  Cursive Lowercase Letters and Connections, Review and Mastery, Cursive Capitals
  Cursive Writing Activities, a Lifelong Skill
  Resources: myLWT, The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency
  Differentiated Instruction
4:30 p.m. Adjourn: Certificates of Attendance for 6.5 Contact Hours
Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc

Location & Lodging

Hyatt House Emeryville
5800 Shellmound St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
510.601.5880
**Learning Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**

Directions

From Oakland International Airport (OAK): 12 miles from the hotel
Follow signs to I-880 North. Stay to your left when I-980 and Route 24 split off to the right in downtown Oakland. Follow signs to I-80 (Sacramento and San Francisco). Almost immediately you will also see signs for I-580 West and I-80 East to San Rafael and Sacramento. Take this exit. Take the Ashby Avenue/Shellmound Street exit from I-80 East, staying right onto Shellmound Street for about one mile. Hyatt House Emeryville/San Francisco Bay is located on the left-hand side.

From San Francisco/San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 22 miles from the hotel
Take 101 North to I-80 East. Cross the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. Follow signs to I-80 East and I-580 West (Berkeley, Sacramento, San Rafael). You'll want to be in the 2nd lane from the left. This makes a left curve onto I-80. Move immediately to your right and take the Powell St / Emeryville exit. Turn right onto Powell Street from the center lane, and go immediately to your rightmost left-turning lane. Turn left onto Christie Avenue, moving into the right lane. Turn right onto Shellmound Way and proceed one block to its end. Turn left onto Shellmound Street. Hyatt House Emeryville/San Francisco Bay is located on the right-hand side.

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

Dining

The Public Market – 5959 Shellmound St – some restaurants include: C Casa, Hot Italian, Koja Kitchen
Black Bear Diner – 5750 Christie Ave, 510.654.2327
Burger King – 5701 Christie Ave, 510.653.8446
TOGO's Sandwiches – 5751 Christie Ave, 510.658.5562
Denny's – 1776 Powell St, 510.658.7950

Policy/Contacts

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.

While we make every effort to conduct professional learning events on the dates and locations advertised, they are subject to change without prior notice. Learning Without Tears reserves the right to change or cancel a professional learning event due to low enrollment or factors beyond our control. We will attempt to notify registrants to limit customer inconvenience, but we are not liable for any expenses incurred.

Learning 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.

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