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Handwriting Without Tears® is proud to present a series of online webinars to enhance your teaching through interactive exchanges with professionals and experts in a variety of fields. Each online webinar will offer ideas and best practices for your professional development. Educators, therapists and parents alike can benefit from attending an HWT online webinar—all without having to leave the computer!

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Please note: We do not offer certificates of attendance or contact hours for our online webinars. Our workshops do provide contact hours.

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On-Demand Webinars

Moving Forward Not Backwards with Reversals  

Presenters: Paula Heinricher, OTR/L and Carol Rushing-Carr, MOT, OTR
Grades: Pre-K–2

Are your students struggling with reversals? Help them turn their letters and numbers around – line by line, curve by curve!

Together during this free webinar, we will:

  • Identify some common reversal myths
  • Learn why children may reverse their letters and numbers
  • Develop strategies for building good habits for starting and sequencing letters and numbers
  • Learn new activities to help prevent and fix letter and number reversals

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Jump Start Training Series – NEW!

Grades: Pre-K–5
Presenters:
Christina Bretz, OTR/L & Tania Ferrandino, OTR/L

Get EXCLUSIVE tips, tools, and resources in our NEW online Jump Start Training Series, designed entirely for our best Handwriting Without Tears® and Get Set for School® customers. Join us to get:

  • Clear-cut 20-minute interactive training sessions by grade
  • Additional guidance for enhanced curriculum implementation 
  • Insider advice on how to make the most of your Teacher’s Guide
  • Strategies to progress from teacher-directed to independent writing
  • Tips and resources to build good habits and progress from the mechanics to the creative thought process

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5 Rockin' Music Strategies

Grades: Pre-K–K
Presenters: Keith Kline, OTR/L

In this interactive webinar, we will demo hands-on activities along with music and movement to boost children’s skills for Pre-K–K success!

Even if singing isn’t your forte, get ready to:

  • Discuss how to develop readiness and facilitate grip with music.
  • Identify 5 skills children need to succeed in Pre-K and Kindergarten.
  • Learn 5 multisensory music strategies for effective implementation.

This is an introductory webinar. Ideal for viewers that are new to Get Set for School or for a refresher.

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Pre-K Assessments: A Systematic Approach

Grades: Pre-K
Presenters: Elizabeth DeWitt, Ed.D. & Christina Bretz, OTR/L

Are you ready for Back to School? We want to ensure that you have all the tools you need to start the new school year off right! Join us for our free, interactive webinar to learn:

  • The purpose of the assessments
  • How often to assess the child
  • The environment needed to assess the child
  • What to do with the collected information

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Top 10 Ways to Prepare Your Children for Kindergarten

Grades: Pre-K

Join us for our interactive webinar and discover the methods and techniques from the award-winning Get Set for School Pre-K curriculum that provides children with foundations for future academic success.

During this free online seminar you will learn:

  • Why handwriting is still important in the age of technology
  • How multisensory instruction supports different learning styles
  • Strategies that make handwriting fun and easy to teach and to learn

This is an introductory webinar. Ideal for viewers that are new to Get Set for School or for a refresher of readiness strategies.

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Handwriting Tutoring: Designing a Summer Camp  

Grades: Pre-K–4

Key Takeaways:

  1. Building a session: costs, tools, resources
  2. Getting clients: marketing, referrals
  3. Designing effective sessions: planning, evaluation, remediation, best practice

This is an intermediate webinar. Ideal for viewers who are familiar with Handwriting Without Tears®.

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