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Getting Students Tech-Ready for the 21st Century: Building Keyboarding Skills

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Getting Students Tech-Ready for the 21st Century: Building Keyboarding Skills

Presented by Keith R. Kline, OTR/L; and Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L
Moderated by Zoë Maurer, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Learning Without Tears

Sponsored by Learning Without Tears

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Whether K-2 students are learning virtually or in a traditional classroom, it’s become essential that they build crucial technology skills related to keyboarding. In this edWebinar, national presenters Keith Kline, OTR/L and Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L share strategies for digital skill building that will boost students’ confidence in their abilities, and that can be adapted to suit your classroom’s needs. Attendees will learn why they should include pre-keyboarding activities prior to expecting children to use both hands on a keyboard as well as the importance of lessons on digital citizenship and social-emotional learning. Throughout the presentation, Keith and Valerie provide tips for making school-to-home connections and empowering adult co-teachers. Learning Without Tears is here to help your students feel confident as they navigate technology and begin their digital journeys.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through elementary teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. 


Keith KlineAbout the Presenters

Keith R. Kline received his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT. He has been practicing pediatric OT in a school setting since September 1999. He currently works in the Coventry Public Schools in Coventry, RI where he works with all students, especially those with exceptionalities, from the pre-K to middle-school level. He has over 15 years of experience working with the Learning Without Tears® family of products: Get Set For School, Handwriting Without Tears, and Keyboarding Without Tears. He has provided numerous presentations using these programs and is a National Workshop Presenter for the Learning Without Tears company. He offers private tutoring sessions for those families that wish to help their students improve their handwriting and keyboarding skills.


Valerie ZarycznyValerie Zaryczny received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2004 with children of all ages in multiple settings including schools, clinics, daycares, and homes. Valerie is passionate about helping children of all abilities develop the skills necessary to be successful at school and in daily life. She especially enjoys motivating and empowering teachers and parents to help their students become successful with handwriting and keyboarding skills, which she has done as a National Workshop Presenter for Learning Without Tears since 2011. She also works as a lead occupational therapist for a regional therapy company in South Carolina.


Zoe MaurerAbout 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.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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