Professional Development Calendar

Jan 21 - Mar 17
Cortical Visual Impairment (Winter Session) Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
Jan 22
Creating IEP's for Students with CVI Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | Multiple days Creating quality IEPs will foster visual improvements and recognition of materials and learning sequences.
Jan 24
Active Learning: Webinar Series Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar series will be presented by Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Penrickton Center for Blind Children, and Perkins eLearning.
Jan 25
An Introduction to Cardboard Carpentry-2019 Molly Campbell and Andrea Tavares Onsite Training | Multiple days Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Jan 28
Saltonstall Sign Language Series – Spring 2019 Onsite Training | Multiple weeks Registration is now open for Spring 2019 Sign Language Classes! Classes are taught in Signed English and meet one session per week.
Jan 28 - Mar 3
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Winter Session) Online Class | Multiple weeks An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children.
Jan 28 - Mar 24
Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Visually Impaired Dr. Sharon Z. Sacks Online Class | Multiple weeks Learners will be introduced to assessment and instructional strategies for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments.
Feb 4 - Mar 31
Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Karen Blankenship Online Class | Multiple weeks Understand the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA) - functional vision, learning media, and screening and assessment in ECC.
Feb 4 - Mar 31
Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Dr. Therese Willkomm Online Class | Multiple weeks You will use an assortment of the tools and materials described in the book and on video clips to fabricate 8 assistive technology solutions.
Feb 9
Vision and the Brain Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop presents an overview of how the brain is organized with particular focus on the visual system.
Mar 2 - Mar 30
Differentiating for English Learners Margie Kirstein Onsite Training | Multiple days Differentiating for English Learners workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
Mar 11 - Apr 8
Person-Centered Planning Nancy Salem-Hartshorne Online Class | Multiple weeks Support students’ pathways to success through this facilitated approach that empowers the student to lead the team
Mar 11
Cortical Visual Impairment: 2019 An Overview and Understanding Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | Multiple days 3 day blended workshop with Ellen Mazel focuses on CVI: causes, assessment and strategies for access and improvement of vision for students with CVI.
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 Participants will learn about the Sensorimotor Stage of Development, the Van Dijk Approach, levels of learning in the Sensory Learning Kit and more.
Mar 18 - Apr 21
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Spring Session) Online Class | Multiple weeks An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.
Mar 26
Creating IEP's for Students with CVI-New Hampshire Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | Multiple days Creating quality IEPs will foster visual improvements and recognition of materials and learning sequences.
Mar 29
Making A.T. in Minutes for Blind and Low Vision and Multiple Disabilities Dr. Therese Willkomm Onsite Training | 1 day This hands on workshop will discuss and demonstrate over 75 different assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes!
Apr 8 - Jun 3
Cortical Visual Impairment (Spring 2019) Dr. Christine Roman, Christopher Russell Online Class | Multiple weeks The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
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 | Multiple weeks Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.