Professional Development Calendar

Aug 3 - Sep 6
Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on August 3, 2015 and runs for 5 weeks. This course will offer practical Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies for educators who work with early communicators with visual...
Aug 3 - Sep 27
Multimedia in the Modern Classroom: Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments Yue-Ting Siu Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on August 3, 2015. This 8-week course will address the current landscape of accessibility challenges and provide guidance to build your own toolkit of solutions.   REGISTER NOW...
Aug 26
Student-Centered AAC Design and Intervention, Part 2: Practical, Collaborative Approaches for Learners with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Megan Mogan, MS-CCC-SLP and Christopher Russell, MS. Ed., TVI Webinar | Approximately one hour NEW WEBINAR: Broadcast LIVE and FREE to attend This one-hour webinar is the second in a two-part series that considers the unique needs of early communicators with visual impairment and additional...
Sep 21 - Nov 15
Working with Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Visual Impairment (ASDVI) Kristine Davis, M.A. Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on September 21 – November 15, 2015 and runs for 8 weeks. Participants will engage in an online learning environment to increase their knowledge of the needs of students with Autism Spectrum...
Sep 28 - Nov 15
Applying ABA Approaches with Students who are Visually Impaired, Blind or Deafblind Amy Collins, Ed.S., B.C.B.A Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on September 28 – November 15, 2015 and runs for 7 weeks. Applied Behavior Analysis has the goal of applying behavior theory to socially significant behaviors. In this course, students will...
Oct 5 - Nov 29
Assistive Technology in Minutes for Students Who Are Blind with Multiple Disabilities Dr. Therese Willkomm, director of ATinNH Online Class | Multiple weeks "I really enjoyed this class. The excitement began when I received my box of materials in the mail and I couldn't wait to see how I would use each of them...I have recommended this class to the OT...
Oct 12 - Nov 15
Bookshare in Depth Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on October 12 – November 15, 2015 and runs for 5 weeks. This professional development workshop is designed to educate participants on how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers...
Oct 16 - Apr 11
Perkins Professional Development: Communication Series Onsite Training | Multiple weeks Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities including Deafblindness SPECIAL SERIES PRICE: $475.00 (includes ALL SIX blended workshops) (Workshops purchased...
Oct 16 - Oct 17
Using the Learning Media Assessment to Design a Communication System Faye Gonzalez, M.Ed Onsite Training | 1-2 days This blended workshop will teach participants how to use information from a Learning Media Assessment (LMA) to design a complete communication system for clients with complex communication needs,...
Nov 13 - Nov 14
Communication with Students Who are at a Beginning (Presymbolic) Level Kathee Scoggin, Ph.D. Onsite Training | 1-2 days Do you really understand me? Do you really think I understand you? We often use the term "pre symbolic" but what is our attitude toward this early stage of communication and language development?...
Nov 14 - Nov 15
Transitioning to Unified English Braille Sandy Smith, M.Ed., C.A.E.S. and Wendy L. Buckley, M.Ed., Ed.S. Onsite Training | 1-2 days This course is designed for teachers of students with visual impairments and school personnel with a working knowledge of EBAE to transition to Unified English Braille. All materials and handouts are...
Jan 15
Early Symbolic Communication Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop will address the impact significant visual impairment has on the acquisition of early speech and language skills. The complex communication needs of students with vision impairment and...
Feb 3
Calendar Systems Martha Majors, M.Ed. and Marianne Riggio, M.Ed. Onsite Training | 1-2 days Many people think of calendar systems as a tool to help students anticipate their daily routine. This workshop will show that calendars impact conversation, language learning and behavior. Presenters...
Mar 10 - Mar 11
The Use of AAC with Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP Onsite Training | 1-2 days This presentation will explore ways in which educators can develop and integrate lite- and lo-tech Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for students who are blind/visually impaired...
Apr 9
Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Ira Padhye, M.Ed.; Megan Connaughton, M.Ed.; Sharon Stelzer, M.Ed.; and Marguerite Bilms, M.Ed. The presenters will discuss a variety of strategies, accommodations, and adaptations for teaching literacy to children who are deafblind with multiple disabilities. Detailed discussion will be paired...