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

Atlanta, GA ← Other topics offered
Includes 2 workshops
2 days.
10 Contact Hours
$395 Early Bird**30+ days in advance
Regular: $455
Fri Nov 1–Sat Nov 2, 2019
See workshop location and directions listed below.

The award-winning Get Set for School® curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to teach number concepts, geometry, sequencing, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and concepts about print.

The Get Set for School Pre-K Readiness & Writing Workshop is an introductory level class.

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!

The K-5 Handwriting Workshop is an intermediate level class.

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


Pre-K Readiness & Writing Objectives
  • Plan your instruction based on developmental stages for writing readiness and foster important social-emotional skills in a developmentally appropriate way
  • Use hands-on, multisensory activities to teach size, shape, and position concepts for pre-writing and sensory motor skills
  • Use multisensory activities and music to teach pre-writing, sensory motor, and coloring skills, while building habits for letter and number formation and lowercase letter recognition
  • Use My First School Book to help children progress from tracing their letters and numbers to writing their names
Included in Pre-K Readiness & Writing

3.5 Contact Hours

$215 in Free Materials:

  • Transition to Kindergarten Activity Set
  • Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide
  • Roll-A-Dough Letters®
  • Stamp and See Screen®
  • Mat for Wood Pieces
  • Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
  • Slate Chalkboard
  • Access to Get Set for School music
  • Virtual PD Hub Membership
  • Canvas Bag
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 and stages of learning, and be introduced to our two handwriting assessments (the NEW 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

$1,800 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
  • Virtual PD Hub Membership
Day 1
8:00 a.m. Registration: Coffee and pastries
Get Set for School: The importance of a hands-on multisensory readiness curriculum to prepare children for school success
Pre-K Readiness: Social skills and the developmental stages of writing, hand skills, and crayon grip
Drawing: Mat Man®, shapes, music, and demonstration
Alphabet Knowledge: Hands-on materials, My First School Book, capital and lowercase letter recognition
Colors and Coloring: Crayon skills, developmental progression from scribbling to coloring and drawing
Pre-Writing: Wood Piece Play for capitals, multisensory activities for capitals
Writing: Developmental teaching order, trace capital letters, write names, number skills, and formation
Review and Resources: Review what you have learned, check readiness, additional resources for continued learning
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Location & Lodging

Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
2844 Cobb Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
**Learning Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**


From Interstate 85 (North)
Take Interstate 85 South to Interstate 285 West. Exit onto Cobb Parkway/State Highway 41 (Exit 20). Turn left at the light. The hotel is immediately on the right.

From East
Take Interstate 20 to Interstate 75 North and proceed to Interstate 285 West. Exit onto Cobb Parkway/State Highway 41 at Exit 259B. Turn left at the light. The hotel is immediately on the right.

From Interstate 75 /Interstate 575 (North)
Take Interstate 75 or Interstate 575 to Interstate 285 West. Exit onto Cobb Parkway/State Highway 41 (Exit 259). Turn left at the light. Proceed to the hotel located on the right.

From Interstate 75 (South)
Take Interstate 75 north to Interstate 285 west. Exit onto Cobb Parkway/State Highway 41 (Exit 259B). Turn right at the light. The hotel is immediately on your right.

From Interstate 85 (South)
Take Interstate 85 to Interstate 20 West. Proceed to Interstate 285 North. Travel on I-285 North and exit onto Cobb Parkway/State Highway 41 (Exit 19). Turn right at the light. The hotel is immediately on the right. From West
Take Interstate 20 to Interstate 285 North. Exit onto Cobb Parkway/State Highway 41 (Exit 19). Turn right at the light. The hotel is immediately on the right.

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


The Grill (on-site, open for lunch)

Stoney River Steakhouse & Grill: 1640 Cumberland Mall, 678.305.9229
Buffalo Wild Wings: 1636 Cumberland Mall, 770.435.4275
P.F. Changs: 1624 Cumberland Mall, 770.803-5800
The Cheesecake Factory: 1609 Cumberland Mall, 770.319.5515
Ted's Montana Grill: 1615 Cumberland Mall, 770.863.0041
Maggiano's Little Italy: 1601 Cumberland Mall, 770.799.1580
Jason's Deli: 1109 Cumberland Mall, 770.432.4414
Moe's Southwest Grill: 1000 Cumberland Mall, 770.435.8468


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.

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