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Handwriting Without Tears® Getting Started Webinars

Cursive Classroom Implementation

Webinar Objectives

Professional Development webinar series for Cursive Kickoff (second grade), Cursive Handwriting (third grade), Cursive Success (fourth grade), and Can-Do Cursive (fifth grade).

 

Congratulations on implementing the best handwriting program, Handwriting Without Tears®, into your classroom! Training is important and the following webinar series is designed to support educators in successful curriculum implementation. The series includes three webinars. We recommend viewing part one prior to using the curriculum with students. Parts two and three can be viewed right after part one or at a later time. Ideally, we recommend viewing all webinars within three to four months of using the curriculum with students.


Part One: Understanding a Cursive Handwriting Lesson in the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Classrooms

View Webinar: Part One

Approximate Length: 55 minutes

Webinar Description:

Part One of our Getting Started Webinar for Cursive Classroom Implementation focuses on how to plan and teach a handwriting lesson and which materials to use for your  classroom.

Materials You Will Need: 

Have the appropriate grade-level student edition with you during this webinar (English or Spanish): Cursive Kickoff (second), Cursive Handwriting (third), Cursive Success (fourth), or Can-Do Cursive (fifth).

Webinar Objectives:

In this webinar you will:

  • Identify why the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is easy and effective to teach
  • Learn how to plan and teach a cursive lesson
  • Discover key student edition features for success


Part Two: Progressing from Cursive Introduction to Cursive Mastery

View Webinar: Part Two

Approximate Length: 32 minutes

Webinar Description:

Part Two of our Getting Started Webinar for Cursive Classroom Implementation goes beyond planning lessons to help you discover how teaching handwriting mechanics the correct way leads to successful independent writing.
Materials You Will Need:

Have the appropriate grade-level student edition with you during this webinar (English or Spanish): Cursive Kickoff (second), Cursive Handwriting (third), Cursive Success (fourth), or Can-Do Cursive (fifth).

Webinar Objectives:

In this webinar you will:

  • Identify the components for cursive mastery
  • Discover teaching techniques to help students understand cursive connections
  • Learn ways to ensure students use their new skill of cursive and don’t lose it


Part Three: Best Practices for Yearlong Handwriting Success in the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Classrooms

View Webinar: Part Three

Approximate Length: 26 minutes

Webinar Description:

Part Three of our Getting Started Webinar for Cursive Classroom Implementation focuses on establishing and maintaining best practices throughout the year for handwriting success.

Materials You Will Need:

Have the appropriate grade-level student edition with you during this webinar (English or Spanish): Cursive Kickoff (second), Cursive Handwriting (third), Cursive Success (fourth), or Can-Do Cursive (fifth).

Webinar Objectives:

In this webinar you will:

  • Identify best practices for using the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency
  • Get answers to common cursive concerns
  • Explore additional tips for classroom implementation
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