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Handwriting Without Tears® Getting Started Webinars

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Professional Development webinar series for My Printing Book (first 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 Handwriting Lesson in the First Grade Classroom

View Webinar: Part One

Approximate Length: 57 minutes

Webinar Description:

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

Materials You Will Need: 

Have the appropriate grade-level student edition with you during this webinar (English or Spanish): My Printing Book for first grade.

Webinar Objectives:

In this webinar you will:

  • Understand how to take a developmental and multisensory approach to teaching handwriting
  • Learn how to plan and teach a handwriting lesson
  • Discover key student edition features for success

Part Two: Progressing from Handwriting Mechanics to Independent Writing in the First Grade Classroom

View Webinar: Part Two

Approximate Length: 36 minutes

Webinar Description:

Part Two of our Getting Started Webinar for Print 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): My Printing Book for first grade.

Webinar Objectives:

In this webinar you will:

  • Recognize the recipe for handwriting success
  • Discover how the student edition writing activities facilitate independent writing
  • Identify strategies to support independent writing

Part Three: Best Practices for Yearlong Handwriting Success in the First Grade Classroom

View Webinar: Part Three

Approximate Length: 34 minutes

Webinar Description:

Part Three of our Getting Started Webinar for Print 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): My Printing Book for first grade.

Webinar Objectives:

In this webinar you will:

  • Discover best practices for using the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency
  • Identify strategies for struggling writers
  • Explore additional tips for classroom implementation
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