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Online Webinars

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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!

BEFORE VIEWING: In order to view some of these webinars, you must have the free QuickTime Player installed on your computer. Download QuickTime Player here.

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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Live Webinars

Handwriting Tutoring: Designing a Summer Camp  

Date: Tuesday, February 28th
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Presenters: Paula Heinricher, OTR/L and Roxanne Thompson, OTR
Grades: Pre-K to 4

Want to make a difference in student's school performance, and help boost their engagement and excitement in school?

Handwriting tutoring camps provide a fun-filled, hands-on environment where children can overcome obstacles and develop important skills they need to succeed.
 
Learn how to design a handwriting summer camp that will be an exciting and rewarding adventure for both you and your campers! We’ll cover strategies you need to think about as you start up your business including:

  1. Building your camp: costs, tools, resources
  2. Getting clients: marketing, referrals
  3. Designing effective sessions: planning, evaluation, remediation, best practices

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

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On-Demand Webinars

How to Get the Most from Keyboarding Without Tears  

Presenters: Christina Bretz, OTR/L and Patti Schutte, Training Manager
Grades: K–5

Join us to learn how to get the most success out of Keyboarding Without Tears and build winning digital communicators in your classroom! This webinar is ideal for people currently using the program in their classroom.

You’ll learn to:

  • Explore the features of the +Live Insights teacher dashboard
  • Pull reports, compare spot checks, and the new assessment options
  • Recognize the importance of a grade level curriculum and learn what pacing options you have
  • Dig deeper into the teacher-led and digital citizenship lessons

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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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Top 10 Questions About Handwriting

Grades: K-5
Presenters:
Denise Donica, DHSc, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA
Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Handwriting remains the primary tool of communication for students in the classroom. Children who master the mechanics of handwriting tend to enjoy writing more and will write more often. As a result, they become better writers and have greater opportunities for success.

During this free webinar you will learn:

  • Why handwriting is still important

  • How multisensory instruction supports different learning styles

  • Strategies that make handwriting fun and easy to teach and to learn

  • Select, use, and integrate technology and interactive media tools in intentional and developmentally appropriate ways

This is an introductory webinar and is perfect if you are new to Handwriting Without Tears®, or want a refresher on readiness strategies.

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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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Pencils to Keyboards:
Teaching your students to write today.

Grades: K-5

Join us for our free webinar to:

  • Learn the first steps in preparing children for handwriting and keyboarding
  • Understand how handwriting and keyboarding are taught developmentally
  • Learn fun, effective activities to integrate handwriting and keyboarding in your setting
  • Get resources to support your written production instruction

This is an introductory webinar. It is perfect for people new to Handwriting Without Tears and Keyboarding Without Tears or those who would like a refresher.

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Response to Intervention:
The Link to Handwriting Instruction & Intervention

Grade: K-5
 

During this free webinar you will learn:

  • Review the foundation of RtI
  • Understand the important role of handwriting in education
  • Examine the advantages of a multi-tiered model for handwriting instruction and intervention
  • Explore the consequences of handwriting struggles
  • Understand how to reduce unnecessary referrals to special education and reduce your remediation costs with RtI

This is an introductory webinar and is perfect if you are new to Handwriting Without Tears®, or those interested in learning more about Response to Intervention strategies.

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Grade: K–5

During this free online webinar you will: 

  • Uncover the most common myths and assumptions about worksheets in the classroom
  • Discuss standards for assessing the quality of worksheets across a variety of subjects
  • Learn how to easily adapt your existing worksheets
  • Discover how A+ worksheets can help reinforce concepts with your students and add variety to your lessons

This webinar is ideal for all viewers—whether you are new to Handwriting Without Tears, would like a refresher, or are looking for fun, new worksheet strategies!

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The Handwriting Link to the Common Core State Standards

Grade: K-5

Did you know handwriting instruction can help you achieve Common Core success? Join us for our free webinar to learn how handwriting supports the Common Core State Standards, and helps build a strong foundation for school and career-readiness success.

By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of handwriting to school success
  • Demonstrate how handwriting instruction supports the Common Core State Standards
  • Analyze the features of an effective handwriting curriculum
  • Provide effective, efficient methods and activities to teach legible handwriting to students with diverse abilities and learning styles

This is an introductory webinar. Ideal for viewers who are new to Handwriting Without Tears or for those who are interested in the Common Core State Standards.

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