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Accessible Books and Literacy: Supporting and Encouraging a Love for Literacy Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes. In addition, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a...
Advocacy Self-paced | 1-2 days There are 3 sessions included in this self-guided tutorial that provide approaches for instruction on deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines, IEPs and how to negotiate the...
Braille and Tactile Graphics Self-paced | 1-2 days There are two webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairments access to printed content. This...
Cerebral Visual Impairment: Tutorial Self-paced | Multiple weeks Cerebral Visual Impairment is made up of 5 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Plan to spend 1 week working through each...
Challenges that Families of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired Face as Parents, Partners and Ambassadors Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate the various issues that parents of children who are blind or visually impaired with or without additional disabilities face...
Cortical Visual Impairment Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 10 – June 4, 2017 and runs for 8 weeks. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices of working with students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI). The...
CVI & the NICU Experience: Effects on Infants and Families (with special consideration of sensory issues including CVI) Onsite Training | 1-2 days This New England Based Training is focused on increasing the knowledge of educators and personnel working with infants and children born premature. The training will include discussion of issues...
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...
Expanding the Core Curriculum for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments: Emphasis on Career Education, Self-Determination, and Transition Services Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on March 20 – May 14, 2017 and runs for 8 weeks. In this course, you will learn how to support children and youth with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities, through...
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...
Introduction to Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children: Visual Impairment Due to Damage to the Brain Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on January 16 – March 26, 2017. This is a 5 session class spread over 10 weeks. In this course, features of visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed along with assessment of...
Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Onsite Training | 1-2 days The presenters will discuss a variety of strategies, accommodations, and adaptations for teaching literacy to children who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities. Detailed discussion will...
Partnering with Parents Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three videos included in this training module that discuss the experiences of the families of children with disabilities, and the relationships with the professionals who support them....
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...
SEI Mini Course: Differentiating for ELLS through the WICA Framework Onsite Training | 1-2 days In this interactive workshop on March 18 and May 6, 2017, participants will examine key issues for the English Language Learner (ELL) population and consider ways to implement new strategies into...
Sign Language Classes - Spring 2017 Onsite Training | Multiple weeks In collaboration with the Deafblind Program, the Spring 2017 Adult Sign Language Classes will begin on January 30, 2017 and run for 10 weeks. Registration open until January 25. Anyone age 16 or...
Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Visually Impaired Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on October 10 – December 4, 2016 and runs for 8 weeks. This course provides a strong rationale for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments by examining the differences in...
Third Annual CVI Symposium: Best Practices and Current Research presented by experts in CVI Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop on Friday, April 7, 2017 presents a rare opportunity to listen to top experts in the field discuss current research and practice related to brain-based visual impairments. Don't miss...
Using Artists' Stretcher Frames to Build Foldable Sensory Exploration Environments Onsite Training | 1-2 days Children with visual impairments or multiple disabilities need special environmental supports to promote exploration of their surroundings. A foldable sensory exploration frame similar to the “Little...
Welcoming Students with Visual Impairment to Your School Self-paced | Multiple weeks Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Students are expected to be familiar with...