2-DAY Pre-K and K-5 Workshop (3 workshops)
Attend additional workshops on the same weekend and save $190.00
2-DAY Pre-K Readiness & Writing + K-5 Handwriting (2 workshops)
Attend additional workshops on the same weekend and save $60.00
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.
Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
- 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
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
|8:30 a.m.||Getting Started – The Handwriting Process|
|Foundation Skills – Readiness, Posture/Paper/Pencil Grip|
|The Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool (HITT)|
|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|
|Cursive Lowercase Letters and Connections, Review and Mastery, Cursive Capitals|
|Cursive Writing Activities, a Lifelong Skill|
|Resources: myLWT, The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency|
|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 & LodgingDoubletree Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
**Learning Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**
DirectionsFrom the North: From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take exit 28 Rt. 19/I-79 South approximately 3 miles to I-279 South (Pittsburgh). Follow I-279 South for approximately 11 miles. Follow signs for Veterans Bridge I-579 South (Exit 2A). Follow sign for Downtown Exits; Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Once on the exit ramp, follow sign for PPG Paints Arena. Once at the end of the PPG Paints Arena exit ramp, the hotel will be in front of you. Continue straight through first traffic light onto Chatham Square (the EXIT to the parking garage of the hotel will be on your right) continue to the stop sign and make a right onto Centre Ave. If you would like to park your car in our garage, make a right into the garage ENTRANCE on Centre Avenue. If you would prefer to check in prior to parking your car, follow Centre Avenue to the first traffic light and make a right onto 6th Avenue, then make your next right onto Bigelow Blvd. The main entrance to our hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA will be on your right.
Parking: Call the workshop venue for more information regarding parking availability and fees.
DiningThe Commoner – 458 Strawberry Way, 412.230.4800
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood – 301 Fifth Ave, 412.201.6992
Moe's Southwest Grill – 210 Forbes Ave, 412.224.4422
Primanti Bros. – 2 South Market Square, 412.261.1599
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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