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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 $190.00

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

    Price: 395.00

    Attend additional workshops on the same weekend and save $60.00

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K–5 Handwriting Workshop

Pittsburgh, PA ← Other topics offered
Full day.
6.5 Contact Hours
$335
Sat Apr 6, 2019

 

Presenter:
Amy Prechel, OTR

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

Doubletree Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412.281.5800
**Learning Without Tears does not reserve a block of overnight rooms**

Directions

From 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.

Dining

The 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

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