Professional Development Calendar

Mar 30
Active Learning: 5-Part Webinar Series Webinar | Approximately one hour In this series of Active Learning webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction. Attention will be given to organizing the student’s day and...
Apr 3 - May 21
Applied Behavioral Analysis for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Amy Collins, Ed.S., B.C.B.A 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...
Apr 7
Third Annual CVI Symposium: CVI Best Practices and Current Research presented by experts in CVI Onsite Training | 1-2 days SOLD OUT! Please sign up to be on the waiting list. We will notify you when an opening occurs! We also have the following CVI training opportunities. CVI: "What's the Complexity?" — April 8, 2017...
Apr 8
CVI: "What’s the Complexity?" Assessing and managing visual complexity throughout the school day for students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) Matt Tietjen 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...
Apr 10 - Jun 4
Cortical Visual Impairment (Spring Session) Dr. Christine Roman 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...
Apr 10 - Jun 4
Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes - Part Two Dr. Therese Willkomm Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 10 – June 4, 2017 and runs for 8 weeks. Explore over 101 new solutions that can be created in five minutes or less using every day tools and materials. This course challenges new...
Apr 28 - Apr 29
Creating Exciting Interactive Digital Books and Accessible Materials: iBooks, Word Documents and PowerPoint Presentations Diane Brauner, TVI, COMS Onsite Training | 1-2 days Our classrooms are becoming digital learning environments, including e-books, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations. With a little knowledge, everyone can learn how to create digital materials...
May 5
Introduction to Basic Electronics for Switch Construction and Toy Modification Tim Moore, Molly Campbell and Andrea Tavares Onsite Training | 1-2 days Switches can enable children with disabilities to have interesting sensory experiences, activate toys, and access computers. During this class we will look at how to make a simple cause and effect...
Jun 26 - Aug 20
Cortical Visual Impairment (Summer Session) Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on June 26 – August 20, 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...
Jun 27 - Jun 29
Cortical Visual Impairment Summer Institute Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | 1-2 days Three-day blended workshop, from June 27 to June 29, 2017. This course focuses on Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI): causes, assessment and strategies for access and improvement of vision for students...
Jul 10 - Aug 27
Autism and Visual Impairment: The Better Together Curriculum Linda Hagood, M.A., CCC-SLP Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 10 – August 27, 2017 and runs for 7 weeks. This course, based on an activity-rich curriculum guide, will provide theoretical and practical information for teaching social...
Jul 10 - Aug 13
Bookshare Train-the-Trainer Karen Narvol 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...
Jul 10 - Aug 20
Accessible Literacy for Early Readers: Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Deafblind Sandra Kenrick 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...
Jul 10 - Sep 3
Multimedia Accessibility in the Digital Classroom: Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Yue-Ting Siu Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 10 – September 3, 2017 and runs for 8 weeks. Classrooms are becoming increasingly technology driven and full of multimedia instructional materials. As digital instructional materials...
Jul 17 - Aug 20
Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP 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...
Jul 24 - Aug 6
Bookshare: Organizational Membership 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...