Professional Development Calendar

Dec 13
Working with Children with CVI from a PT/OT Perspective Karen Barrows Webinar | Please join us on December 13 - 1:00 to 2:30PM EST as Karen Barrows discusses what it is like to work with children who have CVI. During this 1 1/2 hour webinar, Karen will talk about: The ten...
Jan 21 - Mar 17
Cortical Visual Impairment (Winter Session) Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on January 21 – March 17, 2019 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)....
Jan 22
Creating IEPs for Students with CVI Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | Multiple days This workshop will be held on campus in Watertown. The learning needs of students with CVI are uniquely based on the assessment of visual behaviors that are the hallmark of CVI: attention to color,...
Jan 24
Active Learning: Webinar Series Webinar | Approximately one hour This session will focus on Constructive Play for learners in the Preoperational Stage (starting at approximately at the developmental level of two years), using an Active Learning approach,...
Jan 28 - Mar 3
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Winter Session) Online Class | Multiple weeks Winter Session runs from January 28 – March 3, 2019 for 5 weeks. No live meeting date for this course! This course will provide an overview and additional practice in reliably scoring the CVI Range....
Jan 28 - Mar 24
Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Visually Impaired Dr. Sharon Z. Sacks Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on January 28 – March 24, 2019 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on Monday, December 31, 2018. This course provides a strong rationale for teaching social skills to students with...
Feb 4 - Mar 31
Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Dr. Therese Willkomm Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on February 4 – March 31, 2019 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on Monday, January 7, 2019. Individuals who experience a vision loss and other disabilities need a variety of assistive...
Feb 4 - Mar 31
Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Karen Blankenship Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on February 4 – March 31, 2019 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on Monday, January 7, 2019. The course will cover the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA):...
Feb 9
Vision and the Brain Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop on Saturday, February 9, 2019 will present an overview of how the brain is organized with particular focus on the visual system. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day with an...
Mar 2 - Mar 30
Differentiating for English Learners Margie Kirstein Onsite Training | Multiple days In this interactive, blended workshop on March 2 and March 30, 2019, participants will examine key issues for the English Language Learner (ELL) population and consider ways to implement new...
Mar 18 - Apr 28
Teaching Strategies for Students Who are Blind/VI with Multiple Disabilities in the Sensorimotor Stage of Development Nathalie de Wit Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on March 18, 2019 - April 28, 2019 and runs for 6 weeks. Early bird expires on February 18, 2019. The course will offer practical teaching strategies for students with visual impairments and...
Mar 18 - Apr 21
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Spring Session) Online Class | Spring Session runs from March 18, 2019 to April 21, 2019 for 5 weeks. No live meeting date for this course! This course will provide an overview and additional practice in reliably scoring the CVI...
Mar 29
Making A.T. in Minutes for Blind and Low Vision and Multiple Disabilities Dr. Therese Willkomm Onsite Training | 1 day -A Make and Take Workshop-   This hands on workshop will discuss and demonstrate over 75 different assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes to support individuals who experience...
Apr 8 - Jun 3
Cortical Visual Impairment (Spring 2019) Dr. Christine Roman, Christopher Russell Online Class | Multiple weeks Please join us for Winter 2019 Session, starting on January 21, 2019. Spring Session starts April 8, 2019 and runs for 8 weeks. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices...
Apr 15 - May 26
The What's the Complexity Framework: Designing a visually accessible school day for the child with CVI Matt Tietjen, M.Ed., CTVI Online Class | Starts on Apr 15, 2019 to May 26, 2019 and runs for 7 weeks. Participants will move toward an advanced understanding of the CVI Characteristics (Roman-Lantzy) with an emphasis on how they manifest in...