Professional Development Calendar

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)....
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
Get Started Quickly and Easily with Bookshare 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...
Sep 18 - Nov 12
Career Development & Self-Determination to Achieve Transition Success: Expanding the Core Curriculum Dr. Karen Wolffe Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on September 18 – November 12, 2017 and runs for 8 weeks. In this course, you will learn how to support children and youth with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities...
Sep 18 - Nov 12
Cortical Visual Impairment (Fall Session) Dr. Christine Roman Starts on September 18 – November 12, 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 (...
Sep 25 - Nov 19
Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Karen Blankenship Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts September 25 and runs for 8 weeks. The course will cover the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA): functional vision assessment (FVA), learning media assessment (LMA),...
Oct 2 - Nov 12
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 October 2 and runs for 6 weeks. The course will offer practical teaching strategies for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities in the sensorimotor stage of development....