American Cursive Instructor Certification Program

American-Cursive-Handwriting-sealWe invite you to attend the third American Cursive Instructor Certification Program (ACICP)!

October 5-6,2017
DoubleTree by Hilton – Stapleton North 4040 Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado, 80216
Click here to see schedule.  Be sure to scroll to the week of Oct. 1-7, 2017

This two-day certification program will equip and prepare you to teach the American Cursive Handwriting Curriculum written by Michael and Debra Sull. The program will cover such topics;

  • What is handwriting?
  • Detailed information on the essential subjects of: the nature of handwriting – the distinctly human form of personal communication; writing position, posture, a person’s Writing Zone, paper movement, recommended sizes of writing.
  • Recommendations/guidelines for teaching a variety of age levels
  • Foundations of good handwriting
  • Familiarization with common problems and mistakes and recommendations for correction
  • Teaching methods
  • Coordinating with school administration and educators
  • Hands on work sheets
  • Suggestions for teaching opportunities

The ACICP will be facilitated by Michael Sull and Marie Hornback. As America’s foremost living Spencerian penman, author of Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship and Learning to Write Spencerian Script, and publisher of numerous educational materials on vintage American handwriting, Michael Sull is recognized internationally as a leader in handwriting instruction. He is the corporate Master Penman for the Zaner Bloser Company, America’s foremost publisher of handwriting materials for primary education. For over 30 years he has conducted countless handwriting programs in the United States and abroad. Mr. Sull is widely known for his skill and teaching ability. Mrs. Hornback has studied Spencerian writing and American Cursive Handwriting under Mr. Sull’s tutelage. She has also spent the last four years teaching American Cursive Handwriting to grades 3-6 at a public classical school in addition to private students. Mrs. Hornback taught Handwriting at the 2017 IAMPETH Conference.  Our team teaching approach will present insight into the history of handwriting, the importance of developing handwriting as a life skill for personal expression, and proven methods of instruction.

Register today for the only program designed to teach you how to teach cursive handwriting.* The certificate you will receive will add credibility to your knowledge of handwriting and ability to teach the subject in multiple settings. There are only 25 spots available for this session of the ACICP. We will be planning other sessions at different locations in the future.

Your investment for this opportunity is $299.   This fee includes 2 full days of instruction and handouts. Fill out the registration form below. A 50% deposit of $150.00 is required with registration to secure your place. Submit a sample of your handwriting by mail or scan and e-mail.  We recommend the following……………….

  1. You own a copy of and are familiar with American Cursive Handwriting Curriculum.  To purchase:
  2. You submit a sample of your handwriting for assessment. Our objective is not to teach you how to improve your handwriting but to teach you how to teach handwriting.  Mail to Marie Hornback, 450 S. Link Lane, Fort Collins, CO 80524
  3. Your deposit will be returned in full if you are not accepted into the Certification Program

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DEPOSIT: $150.00* Pay at time of registration, with the balance of $149.00 due no later than August 15, 2017. We accept check, credit cards and Paypal payments.

If paying by check, make checks payable to Marie Hornback and mail with your Registration Form and handwriting sample to:  Marie Hornback, 450 S. Link Lane, Fort Collins, CO 80524

*The deposit will be refunded minus a $20.00 administration fee if your registration is withdrawn by Aug.15, 2017. Your deposit will be refunded minus $75.00 if you withdraw between Aug. 16 and August 31, 2017.  Your deposit will be refunded minus $100 if you withdraw between September 1 and September 26, 2017.  After Sept 26, 2017, no refunds will be made. You may contact us to make arrangements to apply the deposit to another class.

Your hotel reservation should be made directly with the hotel.  They will have registration available on their website or call:   Phone:  303-355-7412

They have given us a special rate of $114.00 (plus tax) per night.  Be sure to request the Colorado Pen Show block rate.
Make your reservations early before the rooms become fully booked.  You can cancel up to 24 hours prior to your arrival date.

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the the light rail station (.5 mile) on demand.  Please contact the hotel at 303-321-6666 to request the shuttle when you arrive at the platform.

There is a restaurant in the hotel and many restaurants in the surrounding area.

Please feel free to contact Marie Hornback with any questions. [email protected]