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Seminar: Get Set For School™ (GSS) Readiness & Writing Workshop + Handwriting Without Tears® (HWT) - K to 5th Grade Handwriting Workshop

The award-winning Get Set for School® Pre-K curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to help young children build a solid foundation for school success. This upbeat workshop introduces a readiness curriculum full of developmentally appropriate activities that teach children about letters, body awareness, numbers, sequencing, and sharing in a fun, engaging, and informal manner. The Get Set for School Pre-K Readiness & Writing Workshop is an introductory level class.

Our comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multisensory 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 K-5 Handwriting Workshop provides dynamic instruction in the teaching methodology from kindergarten through cursive. Includes an introduction to the developmental progression of written production skills, from handwriting to keyboarding! It is an intermediate level class.

*(NOTE: Materials are worth about S$800)

Dates/Time:5 Dec 2019/1.30pm to 5pm (Thu) AND 6 Dec 2019/9am to 5pm (Fri)
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075

Speakers: Dr Peter Giroux
Dr Peter Giroux is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Northeast Louisiana University, a Master’s of Health Science from Mississippi College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is also a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). He has twenty-four years of experience as an OT and fourteen years of experience using the Handwriting Without Tears© program. In addition to academic responsibilities, he remains active in clinical practice by providing occupational therapy services in a school based private practice serving children with special and exceptional needs. He has used the HWT program with children of all ages in both public and private schools as well as with children in both regular and special education settings. Peter has been a National Workshop Presenter and consultant for HWT since March of 2000.

Course Outline

Get Set For School™ (GSS) Readiness & Writing Workshop – 5 Dec 2019 (pm)

  • Registration: Materials & handouts
  • Get Set for School: The importance of a hands-on multisensory readiness curriculum to prepare children for school success
  • Pre-K Readiness: Social skills and the developmental stages of writing, hand skills, and crayon grip
  • Drawing: Mat Man©, shapes, music, and demonstration
  • Break
  • Alphabet Knowledge: Hands-on materials, My First School Book, capital and lowercase letter recognition
  • Colors and Coloring: Crayon skills, developmental progression from scribbling to coloring and drawing
  • Pre-Writing: Wood Piece Play for capitals, multisensory activities for capitals
  • Writing: Developmental teaching order, trace capital letters, write names, number skills, and formation
  • Review and Resources: Review what you have learned, check readiness, additional resources for continued learning

Handwriting Without Tears® (HWT) - K to 5th Grade Handwriting Workshop – 6 Dec 2019

  • Registration
  • Getting Started: The Handwriting Process
  • Foundation Skills: Readiness, Posture/Paper/Pencil Grip
  • The Handwriting Interactive Teaching Tool (HITT)
  • Multisensory Learning
  • Break
  • Printing: Capitals and Lowercase letters, Numbers, and Words
  • Sentence Writing, Line Generalization
  • Lunch
  • Writing Activities, Understanding a Writing Lesson, Remediation
  • Independent Writing Skills: Building Writers, scaffolding writing practice
  • Cursive Introduction, HWT style of cursive
  • Break
  • Cursive Lowercase Letters and Connections, Review and Mastery, Cursive Capitals
  • Cursive Writing Activities, a Lifelong Skill
  • Resources: myLWT, The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Adjourn
Course Objectives

Get Set For School™ (GSS) Readiness & Writing Workshop Objectives – 5 Dec 2019 (pm):

  • Plan your instruction based on developmental stages for writing readiness and to foster important social-emotional skills in a developmentally appropriate way
  • Use hands-on, multisensory activities to teach size, shape, and position concepts for pre-writing and sensory motor skills
  • Use multisensory activities and music to teach pre-writing, sensory motor, and colouring skills, while building habits for letter and number formation and lowercase letter recognition
  • Use My First School Book to help children progress from tracing their letters and numbers to writing their names

Handwriting Without Tears® (HWT) - K to 5th Grade Handwriting Objectives Workshop – 6 Dec 2019

  • Implement, teach, and remediate handwriting using effective, step-by-step lesson plans that incorporate active teaching, multisensory strategies, and differentiated instruction
  • Promote independent writing skills beyond handwriting workbook instruction
  • Use the Handwriting Without Tears unique instructional approach, stages of learning, and our two handwriting assessments (the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency and The Print Tool©)
  • Navigate the Handwriting Without Tears digital teaching technology and hands-on resources to facilitate engaging lessons
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational therapists, students of occupational therapy, teachers(sped and mainstream), and parents

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
31 Aug 2019 1300
Normal Till Full 1600

Please note that any registration comes after 31 Aug 2019, there will be additional $100 SGD charges for the shipping of the materials. If the order cannot be processed in time by USA, you will only receive the materials after seminar. Please sign up ASAP.