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Virtual Workshops

We offer live, interactive workshops for Handwriting, Keyboarding, Early Learning, and Special Education. We also have on-demand workshops for Hybrid Instruction.

Interested in attending a combination of virtual workshops?
Register for two workshops (Pre-K Complete, Emergent Writing, Print, Cursive or Handwriting Assessment) and receive $150 off your order.
Use promo code WS22021 at checkout to receive your discount.

Register for three or more workshops (Pre-K Complete, Emergent Writing, Print, Cursive or Handwriting Assessment) and receive $300 off your order. Use promo code WS32021 at check out to receive your discount.

Restrictions apply: Registrations for workshops must be placed at the same time, cannot be used for past registrations. Combination rate is for one person only. Not valid on workshops under $150.


An email will be sent the day prior to the workshop with a link to access the training.


Handwriting

 

Print Virtual Workshop (grades K–2)

Explicit handwriting instruction will give your students the jump start they need to be confident communicators. Learn about our simple, engaging, multisensory, research-based effective approach to teaching the skill of print handwriting using our workbooks, teacher’s guides, digital tools and more! You will learn how to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities. You will learn about the physical approach to handwriting, including grip. These virtual workshops will equip you with the knowledge, teaching strategies, and developmentally appropriate daily lessons you need to teach handwriting to all your students.

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Cursive Virtual Workshop (grades 3–5)

Learn about our comprehensive, easy-to-use cursive curriculum that uses engaging multisensory techniques and research-based methods to make cursive a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities using our workbooks, teacher’s guides, digital tools and more! You will learn why we teach cursive in this age of technology and learn about our unique teaching order and vertical style of cursive. This virtual workshop will equip you with the knowledge, teaching strategies, and developmentally appropriate daily lessons you need to teach cursive handwriting to all your students.

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Handwriting Assessment Virtual Workshop

The Handwriting Assessment Virtual Workshop will provide all the training necessary for you to assess a range of developmental levels. Learn how to administer and score the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency and The Print Tool® and to choose remediation materials and strategies based on results.

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Emergent Writing for Pre-K Virtual Workshop

Discover proven and engaging multisensory strategies to foster readiness and writing skills. During this virtual workshop, you will experience how to use music, hands-on manipulatives, and technology to help children develop emergent writing. Learn strategies for teaching grip, alphabet knowledge and coloring skills in preparation for writing letters, numbers and their names.

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Best Practices to Take Emergent Writers to Early Writers

This learning experience is relevant for Pre-K and K educators who are new or current users of the HWT curriculum. Participants will learn best practices for helping children progress from emergent writers to early writers using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Participants will discover how to incorporate hands-on letter play activities, that deliberately teach correct habits for letter and number formation.

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How to Adapt Your Handwriting Instruction for Emergent Writers

This workshop is intended for occupational therapists and special education teachers who work with children of all ages who are functioning at the Pre-K to Kindergarten level with handwriting skills. This 60-minute learning experience is appropriate for those new to Handwriting Without Tears and those who are already using it or have attended other workshops. You will learn how to use and modify Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) materials and strategies to address the specific learning needs of your students as they work towards emergent writing skills.

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Early Learning

 

Pre-K Complete Curriculum Virtual Workshop

Explore best-practices in early childhood kindergarten readiness using the components of the new Get Set for School complete Pre-K curriculum. This training will feature strategies and practical support on how to teach developmentally appropriate, hands-on, play-based lessons that build students’ readiness, pre-writing, SEL, sensory motor, numbers and math, science, social studies, language and literacy skills.

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Accelerating Alphabet Learning: 8 Effective Strategies

During this workshop, participants will explore eight engaging strategies to effectively accelerate alphabet learning throughout the day in school and at home. The purpose of this learning experience is to help educators examine the challenges of letter instruction and use this information to help them more effectively support their emerging readers. Participating learners will identify what alphabet knowledge and phonological awareness are and WHY they are both so critically important to support letter learning.

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Keyboarding

 

K-5 Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship Virtual Workshop

Keyboarding & Digital Citizenship Workshop will provide best practices of how to implement keyboarding skills in the classroom, virtually or through a hybrid approach. You will leave with a library of award-winning strategies to help your students succeed with today's computer-based assignments and testing. This is a live, virtual, instructor-led workshop. This is an intermediate level workshop and is approved Provider of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

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Special Education

 

5 Indicators of Handwriting Readiness

Discover four areas to focus on prior to beginning handwriting instruction with students in special education. This workshop will provide strategies, including boosting alphabet knowledge, tips for postural stability, ways to promote social and emotional and fine motor skills which will enhance the foundational skills students need in order to write. This workshop is intended for occupational therapists and special educators working with children in grades Pre-K-5th.

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Design Your Handwriting Tutoring Program

During this engaging training, you will learn how to market and organize your summer handwriting camp for children with special needs. You will discover tips and strategies to incorporate into your sessions whether you plan to implement your camp online or in-person.  You will walk away with an understanding of the importance of social emotional learning during your camps sessions. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of multisensory, movement, and fine motor activities to boost handwriting during the summer months.  You will learn entertaining ways to make handwriting sessions fun over the summer for children of all ages with special needs. This workshop is intended for occupational therapists and special educators working with children in grades Pre-K-5th.

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3 Strategies for Effective Handwriting Practice

Effective Handwriting Practice should be Motivating, Multisensory, and Meaningful. This workshop will inspire you with practical handwriting strategies, activities, and suggested materials you can use with your students and share with families to promote learning at home. With these methods, you and your students' families will be empowered to help children become better prepared to write in all subjects at school. You will also learn how to assess the individual learning needs of your students and track progress. This workshop is intended for occupational therapists and special educators working with children in grades Pre-K-5th.

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Sorting Out the Pieces of Dysgraphia

The term dysgraphia is often used to describe a child with poor handwriting. It is more complex than bad handwriting, but bad handwriting can be the first indicator of a possible problem. This informative training will explore what dysgraphia is and how it differs from other fine motor difficulties. Participants will be able to differentiate dysgraphia from other handwriting challenges. You will leave with knowledge of how it is diagnosed and who should be involved in the diagnosis process. Participants will learn practical strategies to intervene and provide support to struggling students. We will address some of the unknowns behind the diagnosis of dysgraphia and give you practical take-a-ways to discuss and address dysgraphia with other professionals and parents. This workshop is intended for occupational therapists and special educators working with children in grades K-5th.

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On-Demand Webinars

 

Hybrid Instruction: HWT Print On-Demand Workshop

This virtual on-demand workshop will equip you to know how to teach print handwriting synchronously or asynchronously to your students using the Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool and other supporting methods

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Hybrid Instruction: HWT Cursive On-Demand Workshop

This virtual on-demand workshop will equip you to know how to teach cursive handwriting synchronously or asynchronously to your students using the Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool and other supporting methods.

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