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45 Teaching Strategies in 60 Minutes Self-paced | 1-2 days In this tutorial Educational Consultant Donna McNear shares easily implementable methods to manage and deliver services to students with visual impairments. From student evaluation to specialized...
Active Learning: Functional Schemes Assessment Onsite Training | 1-2 days Join Ms.Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., as she provides you with this fresh and pioneering approach. Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing...
Applied Behavioral Analysis for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 3 – May 21, 2017 and runs for 7 weeks. In this course, students will identify and practice ABA approaches that will support students who are visually impaired, blind, Deafblind or...
Assessing and Supporting the Student in Phase 3 CVI Onsite Training | 1-2 days Students in Phase III CVI present unique challenges! This workshop is designed to support families and educators in assessing and supporting students with CVI in Phase III. Topics to be covered in...
Common Core State Standards: Challenges for Teachers of Students who are Visually Impaired Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial examines the elements that make the Common Core State Standards different from previous state standards, and the challenges they present for students with visual impairments....
Creating Accessible Materials Using iBooks Author Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Trends in Visual Impairment Series. Our classrooms are becoming digital learning environments, including e-books, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations. With a...
Curriculum-Universal Design Self-paced | 1-2 days There are 4 modules included in this self-paced tutorial that examine the 3 principles of Universal Design for Living, strategies for collaborating with classroom teachers to ensure students are...
CVI Range Reliability Workshop Onsite Training | 1-2 days Don’t miss this opportunity to sharpen your skills in scoring the CVI Range! By working in small groups as well as individually, you will use videos and case studies of children with CVI to develop...
CVI Series Onsite Training | Multiple weeks This series features four workshops —  CVI Range Scoring, Cortical Visual Impairment, Phase 3 CVI, and CVI Complexity — totaling 62 continuing education credits. Cost for this series is $750 — $675...
CVI: "What’s the Complexity?" Assessing and managing visual complexity throughout the school day for students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) Onsite Training | 1-2 days Participants will move toward an advanced understanding of visual complexity and learn to use the What's the Complexity framework. The goal is for participants to leave this workshop ready to lead...
Determining Type & Amount of Itinerant TVI Service – Using the VISSIT Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial explains the purpose of The Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas (VISSIT), demonstrates its use, and briefly reports the findings of its field-testing and initial...
Educational Advocacy Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that address topics of educational advocacy for parents, educators, and policy makers. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP credits or 1.5 PDPs...
Functional Literacy Self-paced | Multiple weeks There are 5 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. The tutorial uses the text Keys to Educational Success:...
IEPs and Incorporating the Common Core Standards for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Online Class | Multiple weeks Start date TBD. This professional development class is appropriate for special educators, administrators, and other related service personnel working with students who are visually impaired or blind...
More Than the Law - Some Thoughts on the Transition of Individuals Who Are Deafblind Self-paced | 1-2 days In this tutorial, Steve Perreault talks about issues related to transition for students with deafblindness. Steve presents an overview of the IDEA 2004 regulations related to transition but at the...
National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments Self-paced | Multiple weeks "National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities" is made up of 6 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments,...
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia/Septo Optic Dysplasia: An Overview and Understanding for Educators Onsite Training | 1-2 days This full day workshop on Saturday, April 2 discusses what is Septo Optic Dysplasia/Optic Nerve Hypoplasia? What else might be involved besides vision? An understanding of ONH/SOD will help us...
Paths to Technology Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial provides an overview of Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness to learn about and stay current on ever-changing...
Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments: QPVI Self-paced | 1-2 days In this tutorial Dr. Karen Blankenship provides an overview of Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (QPVI) and explains the QPVI process and upcoming training opportunities....
Real-Life Learning Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial focuses on real-life learning and strategies that can be used to capture the essence of an activity and extend learning into the future. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP or Continuing...

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