Professional Development Calendar

Mar 2 - Mar 30
Differentiating for English Language 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 7
Vision Language Learning Communication: An Approach to AAC for Students with CVI Webinar | Approximately one hour During this 1 hour webinar, Dr's Blackstone and Roman-Lantzy will discuss AAC for students with CVI
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 13
14th Annual "Focus" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference Keynote: Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH Onsite Training | Multiple days Conference will be held on March 13, 2019 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA. We’ve extended the Registration and Payment Due Date to March 1st
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 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 26
Creating IEP's for Students with CVI-New Hampshire Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | 1 day 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.
Apr 18
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.
May 2 - May 3
Active Learning:Maine- Promoting Independence and Learning in Children with Multiple Special Needs Patty Obrutz, M.S., O.T.R/L Onsite Training | Multiple days Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.
Jun 3 - Jul 7
Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP Online Class | Multiple weeks Students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities often require Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies.
Jun 10 - Jul 14
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Summer 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.
Jun 17 - Aug 11
Multimedia Accessibility in the Digital Classroom: Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Yue-Ting Siu Online Class | Multiple weeks This course will address current tools to access multimedia content, and ways to integrate technology into a student’s workflow in the classroom.
Jun 24 - Aug 18
Phase III CVI Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks This course will provide content related to students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI) and who are considered to be in Phase III CVI.
Jul 8 - Aug 25
Autism and Visual Impairment: The Better Together Curriculum Linda Hagood, M.A., CCC-SLP Online Class | Multiple weeks This online course provides theoretical and practical information for teaching social communication skills to students with visual impairment and autism.
Jul 11 - Jul 12
5th Annual Perkins CVI Symposium: Perspectives on CVI Onsite Training | Multiple days Save the date! Join us for a two-day workshop on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 which presents a rare opportunity to listen to top CVI experts