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Build Confident Communicators in the Classroom

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Build Confident Communicators in the Classroom

Presented by Katrina Erickson, OTR; and Amy Prechel, OTR
Sponsored by Learning Without Tears



If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Crayons, Pencils, and Keyboards community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

In this edWebinar, Katrina Erickson, OTR; and Amy Prechel, OTR, will share leading Pre-K, handwriting, and keyboarding strategies to transform your students into confident communicators.

Here’s what you’ll take away from the active, multisensory instruction:

  • Discover the connection between great writers and confident communicators in the classroom
  • Learn skills needed to help children complete assignments and become comfortable test takers
  • Build strategies to develop early learning, handwriting, and keyboarding skills
  • Get access to fun lessons that create strong communication skills

There will be a Q&A segment following the presentation. Pre-K-5 teachers, principals, and curriculum directors are invited to attend this live, interactive event. Join us to learn valuable, foundational classroom solutions to help your students become confident communicators.
Katrina EricksonAbout the Presenters
Katrina Erickson received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She has been providing OT services for over 26 years to children and adolescents in a variety of settings from hospitals, private practice, and public schools. She currently provides OT services in her local public school district and believes that collaboration with teachers and parents is essential to student success. Her experience in using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum includes private tutoring services, summer camps, and as a therapeutic intervention in her OT practice. Katrina has been presenting for Learning Without Tears since 2000. As a National Presenter for Learning Without Tears, she provides training to teachers, specialists, and parents in the use of the Handwriting Without Tears and Get Set for School programs.

Amy PrechelAmy Prechel received her B.S. in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. She has 18 years of experience as a pediatric therapist working in the public school system as well as tutoring students privately. She also has experience using the Handwriting Without Tears program for the past 17 years to successfully teach handwriting to children from Pre-K to middle school, in both general and special education classrooms. Amy began working for Learning Without Tears in 2000. She has been a National Workshop Presenter for over 10 years. Amy is passionate about Handwriting Without Tears due to the success she sees on a daily basis as a school based OT and private tutor; as a result, she happily shares her success with teachers, parents and administrators.


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