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Combining Powers: How Educators and Families Can Prepare Students for Kindergarten
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Roxanne Thompson, OTR; and Katrina Erickson, OTR
Hosted by Zoë Maurer, Sr. Marketing Coordinator, Learning Without Tears
Sponsored by Learning Without Tears
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As we anticipate the close of an unprecedented school year while trying to prepare for the uncertainty of the back to school, we find comfort in acknowledging what all great educators know and what research supports: that learning needs to be joyful, child-friendly, and active.
We invite you to discover engaging, virtual, and hands-on strategies for preparing preK students for kindergarten in a time of distance learning. Watch Roxanne Thompson, OTR, and Katrina Erickson, OTR, who are both national workshop presenters for Learning Without Tears, to discuss early learning guidelines for preK children and develop a solid understanding of effective ways to teach letter and number formation using digital teaching technology. Both Roxanne and Cathy have worked in both school- and home-based settings and are eager to share these innovative, research-based strategies for enriching preK instruction with you.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK teachers, preschool curriculum directors, and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Roxanne Thompson, OTR, is a national presenter for Learning Without Tears. She received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1998. She has practiced OT in the public schools, early intervention, and currently a private pediatric out-patient clinic. She also provides handwriting tutoring services to children in preschool through middle school. She completed her Level 1 certification in March 2007 and has been presenting for Learning Without Tears since 2009. Roxanne lives in Frisco with her husband and two children.
Katrina Erickson, OTR, is a national presenter for Learning Without Tears. She received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, in 1990. She has provided OT services to children and adolescents in a variety of settings from hospitals, private practice, and public schools. Her experience has reached beyond her OT training in the design and delivery of summer camps and private tutoring services to develop and improve handwriting skills. She believes that collaboration with teachers and parents is essential to student success.
About the Host
Zoë Maurer is the senior marketing coordinator at Learning Without Tears. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences with a minor in business marketing from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Learning Without Tears in 2017, Zoë was a senior account manager at a digital marketing agency specializing in the education market.
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