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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Inside Inspire, Empower, Thrive NEW reading workshops!

Our Professional Learning team is here to INSPIRE you to try something new, EMPOWER your growth, and fuel you and the children you serve to THRIVE

FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, Learning Without Tears’ mission has been to make a difference in every child’s life by giving them the foundational skills for learning. To optimize instructional effectiveness, we provide interactive professional learning opportunities that incorporate a hands-on, minds-on approach to motivate, educate, and support Pre-K–5 educators.

In-Person

In-Person workshops include curriculum materials and offer group rates and combo discounts too!

• Collaborative learning and peer networking

• Opportunities for multisensory, hands-on learning

• Active learning experience

Live Virtual

Live Virtual workshops are scheduled for specific days and times. Choose the one that works for you.

• Interact via online collaborative learning tools

• Use your own device

• Multimedia engaging content

On-Demand

Get the expert knowledge you need whenever you need it.

• Available 24/7 to watch anytime

• Set your own schedule and pause as needed

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING KEEP THRIVING!

We know firsthand that educators are stressed and have little time for their own learning, yet they yearn for accessible and relevant professional learning to reenergize themselves and their students.

Our learning team includes fellow teachers, school leaders, occupational therapists, and parents who provide dynamic professional development opportunities and implementation support for your teams. Each year, we deliver dynamic, high-impact, and engaging learning experiences that reach more than 20,000 educators and occupational therapists—and the millions of students they serve.

We care about your outcomes and develop flexible learning plans, so you can get the maximum impact from Professional Learning. We optimize student success by helping educators effectively use our programs and materials with fidelity and confidence.

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Just like you, we have a passion for learning and setting up students for success!
90% of participants are very satisfied with their learning facilitators

fuel success in Pre-K–5 classrooms.

Early Learning

Get Set for School® Pre-K Curriculum

• Learn how to implement the Get Set for School complete curriculum

• Get research-based instructional strategies in early literacy, readiness, writing, math, oral language, science, and social studies

• Learn how to incorporate play-based instruction with multimodal and connected learning for whole-class and center-based instruction

Reading

A–Z for Mat Man® and Me (Pre-K–1)

• Learn how to accelerate letter learning and integrate phonological awareness and phonics skills through systematic and explicit instructional activities in small groups

• Build social-emotional habits, oral language, and meaning-making skills

• Leverage digital assets to bring alphabet learning to life

Phonics, Reading, and Me™ (K–3)

• Teach phonics and other high utility skills systematically and explicitly

• Scaffold phonics instruction to meet the diverse needs of students at varying levels

• Build knowledge to develop phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills with rich texts

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

Handwriting

Readiness & Writing for Pre-K

• Use music, hands-on manipulatives, and technology to help children develop the emergent writing skills needed for kindergarten readiness

• Develop strategies for teaching grip, alphabet knowledge, and coloring skills in preparation for children to write letters, numbers, and their names

• Learn how to incorporate play-based instruction with multimodal and connected learning for whole-class and center-based instruction

Handwriting Without Tears® Print (K–2)

• Discover multisensory techniques and research-based methods to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children

• Understand developmental teaching order, grip, the benefits of using double lines for instruction and practice, and integrating digital tools into daily instruction

• Learn the importance of the handwriting process as a means to teach or remediate letters, words, and sentences

Keyboarding

Keyboarding Without Tears® (K–5)

• Learn the developmental progression of keyboarding skills to ensure student success

• Review student lessons and learn how to seamlessly implement them into their instructional day and computer-based testing prep

• Use reporting tools to adapt and differentiate keyboarding instruction so students meet grade-level benchmarks

Handwriting Without Tears® Cursive (2–5)

• Learn why to teach cursive in this age of technology, the benefits of a vertical style of cursive, child-friendly teaching order, and cursive connections

• Make cursive an automatic and natural skill for students of all ages and abilities by using engaging, multisensory techniques, and research-based methods

• Integrate digital tools into daily instruction, integrate writing activities to boost academic success

Handwriting Assessment (K–5)

• Administer and score the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency and The Print Tool® and choose remediation materials and strategies based on results

• Explore the seven basic handwriting components essential to handwriting success

• Understand different handwriting curricula, discover new handwriting resources, and use The Print Tool with various populations

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Top 5 Reasons to Learn With Us

1. Learn from dynamic facilitators with real-world classroom experience

2. Take home practical ideas, proven for success in your setting

3. Experience hands-on learning, networking, reflection, and action planning

4. Accrue valuable continuing education contact hours

5. Get FREE materials with select workshops

Save 15%* on workshop registration with
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Coming soon to a city near you

Nothing replaces learning in person. Come learn with us and leave our inperson workshops with a wealth of information, actionable skills, and strategies to implement immediately in your setting, using new and engaging hands-on manipulatives.

In-person workshops are designed for learning how to implement Learning Without Tears programs with fidelity. All participants get a bag of related learning materials and access to digital components. See upcoming workshops near you at LWTears.com/inperson

Topics Include:

Readiness & Writing for Pre-K

Handwriting Without Tears Print (K–2)

Earn 3.5 continuing education hours for each workshop.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Implementation for Your Team

Learning Without Tears Professional Services provide dynamic professional development opportunities and implementation support for your teams. We care about your outcomes. We collaborate with you to build flexible learning plans that deliver maximum impact.

Why Choose Professional Services?

• Offers affordable, flexible, and customizable learning experiences

• Provides accessible, yearlong curriculum implementation support

• Delivers interactive, hands-on learning guided by experienced facilitators

• Includes specific collaborative goal setting, live learning sessions, reflections, and feedback

Partner with us to create a professional learning plan for your team: PDCoordinator@LWTears.com

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Flexible Learning Plans

Each Professional Services journey allows participants to select the format and topic to help them build a strong foundation for success.

Formats Learning Topics

On-site

Up to a full day of customized and personalized, hands-on learning

Live Virtual

Half- or full-day interactive learning on an engaging virtual platform

Modular

Short virtual sessions with guidance for application and practice between modules

Blended Learning

Asynchronous webinar followed by a live, virtual Q&A session

Early Learning

Get Set for School Pre-K Curriculum

Reading

A–Z for Mat Man and Me (Pre-K–1)

Phonics, Reading, and Me (K–3)

Keyboarding

Keyboarding Without Tears (K–5)

Handwriting

Readiness & Writing (Pre-K)

Handwriting Without Tears Print (K–2)

Handwriting Without Tears Cursive (2–5)

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES A Year at a Glance

You'll find support for your Learning Without Tears program no matter where you are on your journey. Whether you’re just getting started teaching early literacy curricula or want to expand your Learning Without Tears implementation to support differentiated instruction, we’ve got you covered.

Our accessible, yearlong plan begins with a Getting Started learning session to kick off your program implementation followed by a Deeper Dive or Cohort Coaching collaborative learning experience(s) later in the year to support educators in achieving positive student outcomes throughout the year.

Collaborative Goal Setting

Personalized planning meetings that help you establish goals and curate the learning experience to reach success for the current school year and beyond.

Getting Started

Onsite | Virtual | Modular | Blended Participants will learn to implement their LWT program through engaging handson learning, collaborative discussion, action planning, and reflection.

Planning for Deeper Dive / Cohort Coaching

In a collaborative meeting with LWT teams and school partners, reflect on previous learning experiences and set learning goals for the upcoming Deeper Dive or Coaching Sessions.

YEAR 1

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SUMMER FALL

WINTER

Deeper Dive Session

Onsite | Cohort Coaching

Participants will reflect on recent program use and student data, engage in collaborative problem-solving and action planning, and learn about selected Deeper Dive topics.

SPRING

Renewal and Fall Planning

Collaboration between Learning Without Tears teams and school partners to renew program materials, address additional curriculum needs, and plan your professional services for the fall.

YEAR 2 AND BEYOND

Professional Services for Year 2 and beyond include Refresher sessions that provide program updates differentiate support for new and returning educators, including program updates, and opportunities for educators to plan for a strong start for the new school year.

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The learning experience was well-organized, very informative, efficient, and the trainer used a variety of materials to introduce the concepts. Thank you!

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