Our comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multi-sensory 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 HWT K-5 Handwriting Workshop workshop provides dynamic instruction in the teaching methodology from kindergarten through cursive. It is an intermediate level class.At the end of the lively HWT Kindergarten-5th Grade Handwriting Workshop, you will be able to:
Katrina Erickson received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has over 18 years of pediatric experience providing services to children in acute care settings, private clinics and within the educational setting. Her extensive experience using the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum includes private clinic practice; school based intervention, as well as private tutoring services. Katrina is a Program Specialist with 9 years of experience as a National Workshop Presenter for Handwriting Without Tears®.
Day 18:30 a.m. The Handwriting Process: 8 Key Skills, Integration with Language Arts, Scope and Sequence of Printing, Stages of Learning, Instructional Approach9:00 a.m. Readiness: Size, Shape and Position Concepts, Directionality, Building Capital Letters, Language for Letters, Forming Good Habits10:00 a.m. Getting Started: Posture, Paper & Pencil Skills, Grasping Grip, Looking out for Lefties, Unique Workbook Features10:30 a.m. Break10:45 a.m. Multisensory Activities: Music and Movement, Wet-Dry-Try, Door Tracing, Imaginary Writing, Letter Sizes and Places, Mystery Letters11:15 a.m. Printing Capitals and Numbers: Teaching Strategies, Learn and Check, Preventing or Correcting Reversals, Looking out for Lefties, Grasping Grip12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. Printing Lowercase Letters: Teaching Method and Sequence, Promoting Neatness, Size Considerations, Word and Sentence Skills, Line Generalization, Teaching Guidelines2:30 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Cursive Writing: Cursive Style, Scope and Sequence, Workbook Designs, Understanding Connections, Multisensory lessons, Building Fluency with Review and Mastery, Intervention Strategies4:45 p.m. Remediation Strategies, Teaching Guidelines, Q&A5:00 p.m. Certificates of Attendance for 7 Contact Hours, Adjourn
7 CCUs or .7 CEUs
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