Professional Development Calendar

Sep 12
Adult Sign Language Classes In collaboration with the Deafblind Program, the Fall 2016 Adult Sign Language Classes will begin on September 12, 2016 and run for 10 weeks. Anyone age 16 or over may register. Adult Sign Language...
Sep 12 - Nov 6
Multimedia Accessibility in the Digital Classroom: Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Yue-Ting Siu Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on September 12 – November 6, 2016 and runs for 8 weeks. Classrooms are becoming increasingly technology driven and full of multimedia instructional materials. As digital instructional...
Sep 21
Tools and Resources for Making Decisions about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Assistive Technology Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar describes tools and resources that can help teams make appropriate decisions about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and reading tools. The presentation will also cover monitoring...
Sep 22
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...
Sep 30 - Oct 1
Hi-Tech O&M Diane Brauner, Ed Summers Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Trends in Visual Impairment Series. Join a successful tech-savvy blind traveler and a veteran COMS for a 2-day, in-depth training as they share how to use technology to...
Oct 3
Cerebral Visual Impairment: Another Way of Seeing Dr. Amanda Lueck Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a CVI Series. Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) can present in a variety of ways in children. Some may have very little functionally useful vision along with multiple...
Oct 3 - Nov 6
Bookshare in Depth Karen Narvol Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on October 3 – November 6, 2016 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...
Oct 10 - Dec 4
Cortical Visual Impairment Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks Fall Session starts on October 10 – December 4, 2016 and runs for 8 weeks. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices of working with students who have cortical visual...
Oct 10 - Dec 4
Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Visually Impaired Dr. Sharon Z. Sacks Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on October 10 – December 4, 2016 and runs for 8 weeks. This course provides a strong rationale for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments by examining the differences in...
Oct 17 - Oct 18
CVI Reliability Workshop Dr. Sandra Newcomb Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a CVI Series. Hands-on practice to test your reliability in assessing children with CVI. By working in small groups, as well as individually, you will be able to practice...
Oct 17 - Nov 27
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 October 17 – November 27, 2016 and runs for 6 weeks. This course will offer practical teaching strategies for students for with visual impairments and multiple disabilities in the...
Nov 12
NEW Assistive Technology Solutions: Everyday Items Used in Extraordinary Ways - A Make and Take Workshop Dr. Therese Willkomm Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Multiple Disabilities Series. This is a hands-on interactive workshop. Over the past three years new tools, materials and techniques have been discovered for creating...
Nov 18 - Nov 19
Functional Communication Training Amy Collins, Ed.S., B.C.B.A Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Multiple Disabilities Series. This workshop will provide an understanding of Functional Communication Training (FCT) and its use in addressing interfering behavior. FCT is...
Jan 21
Cortical Visual Impairment Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a CVI Series. Three-day workshop, starts on January 21, 28 and February 4, 2017 (snow date — February 11, 2017). This course focuses on Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI):...
Feb 3 - Feb 4
Active Learning: Functional Schemes Assessment Patty Obrutz, M.S., O.T.R/L Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Multiple Disabilities Series. Join Ms.Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., as she provides you with this fresh and pioneering approach. Learn how to increase functional...
Feb 4 - Feb 5
Unified English Braille and the Math Codes Wendy L. Buckley, M.Ed., Ed.S., Sandy Smith, M.Ed., C.A.E.S. Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Trends in Visual Impairment Series. This course is designed for teachers of students with visual impairments and school personnel with a working knowledge of Unified...
Mar 3 - Mar 4
The Use of AAC with Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Megan Mogan, SLP Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Multiple Disabilities Series. This presentation will explore ways in which educators can develop and integrate lite- and lo-tech Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC...
Mar 10 - Mar 11
Assessing and Supporting the Student in Phase 3 CVI Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a CVI Series. Students in Phase III CVI present unique challenges! This workshop is designed to support families and educators in assessing and supporting students with CVI...
Apr 5
Ready to Learn! How Behavior Reveals Sensory Processing Issues and What To Do About It Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop is part of a Multiple Disabilities Series. Children learn best when they are comfortable, alert, and able to engage with the people, materials, and experiences that are available to...
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 This workshop is part of a CVI Series. 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...

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