The following training courses equip teachers to use the Kinetic Letters programme by providing information and practical workshop experiences linked to using the Kinetic Letters books and resources.
Full initial training
– in the four main strands of the programme
Making bodies stronger
Building physical strength to help concentration and the ability to hold and manoeuvre the writing tool for extended periods of time without tiring.
Holding the pencil
Strategies for learning, self-correcting and maintaining an optimal pencil hold for comfortable, fluent and legible writing.
Learning the letters
Teaching children to write letters with automaticity and combine letters into words for writing, using developmentally appropriate strategies and resources.
Flow and Fluency
Enabling flow in writing from the start.
This takes place in the school, about 5 weeks after Kinetic letters has been introduced, in order for informed observations and discussions/advice about ‘next steps’ to take place.
Moving on with Kinetic Letters – Speed and Fluency and the joining programme
Training in teaching pupils to use rhythm and flow in order to write at speed for extended periods of time.
Learn how to prepare children for joined writing and teach the 12 week Kinetic Letters Joining Programme.
Zooming in on issues
After full initial training, a number of other parts of training/coaching sessions can be added:
- Left handed pupils
- Letter reversals
- Pencil hold
- Pencil pressure
- The supporting role of the Teaching Assistant
- Use hand-writing examples to identify and address problems
- Planning and implementing practice sessions
Course content and organisation can be adapted to suit Primary/Secondary schools or Cluster groups.
Duration – Full day/Half day/Twilight
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss requirements.
Is very manageable to implement straight after training.