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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...
Accessible Literacy for Early Readers: Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Deafblind Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 10 – August 20, 2017 and runs for 6 weeks. This course emphasizes the importance of accessible literacy for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind. Participants will...
Accessing the Printed Word Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairments access to printed content....
Assessment That Informs Instruction: Don't Just Guess - Assess! Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction, both as a collaborator with the general classroom teacher and as a...
Audio Supported Reading (ASR) Instructional Strategies Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial provides an overview of how Audio Supported Reading (ASR) can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy. The tutorial also...
Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 17 – August 20, 2017 and runs for 5 weeks. This course will offer practical Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies for educators who work with early communicators with...
Bookshare in Depth Self-paced | Multiple weeks Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Students are expected to be familiar with all...
Bookshare in Depth Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts date TBD and runs for 5 weeks. This workshop offers staff development that will have a long-lasting impact on teachers, as well as improved outcomes for students with print disabilities. The...
Bookshare Train-the-Trainer Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 10 – August 13, 2017 and runs for 5 weeks. This course offers participants an opportunity to learn how to train others on Bookshare features and functionality. The class offers AT...
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...
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....
Communication and Literacy for Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Self-paced | 1-2 days There are two webinars included in this training module that discuss how to modify the environment and materials for more effective access to literacy and communication for students with visual and...
Dual Media Learners: Instructional Strategies and Assessment Self-paced | 1-2 days Teaching children who are dual media learners presents challenges, but offers incredible rewards as they develop the literacy tools needed for success. This tutorial provides an overview of the...
Effective Access to Communication and Literacy for Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for students with multiple disabilities during classroom activities and how to effectively use and modify...
Evidenced-Based Practices for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities, Including Deafblindness: Assessment and Instructional Frameworks for Communication and Tactile Skills Onsite Training | 1-2 days Starts on July 19 – July 21, 2016 and runs for 3 days. This 3-day workshop will bring together national experts in the field to share their expertise related to instruction for students with visual...
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...
Get Started Quickly and Easily with Bookshare Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 24 – August 6, 2017 and runs for 2 weeks. This short course is designed for educators who have little familiarity with Bookshare and want a quick and easy way to get their...
Introducing the Perkins SMART Brailler Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial from Perkins Solutions is designed to provide an overview of the SMART Brailler's features and benefits, as well as to share ideas on some of the ways in which the SMART Brailler can...
Listening to Learn Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial will examine how the Listening strand of the Common Core Standards aligns with many state academic standards. The tutorial also explores listening as a learning strategy for students...
Literacy Adaptations for Students who are Deafblind Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial focuses on the various literacy adaptations, accommodations, and strategies used in classrooms for children who are deafblind. Sectioned off into four categories, the presenters will...

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