Expanded Core Curriculum

This tutorial explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This training module discusses social situations, sexual education, self-esteem and incidental learning for children with visual impairments.
This tutorial discusses topics such as prevention and intervention for physical examinations, identifying body parts, teaching modesty, showering, menstruation.
Learn strategies for teaching meal preparation skills and ways to modify equipment and tools for the visually impaired student.
This tutorial discusses the importance of adapted and universal curricula and the FAIER Approach to designing physical education activities.
This tutorial discuss how residual vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste develop and how they can be optimally used for learning.
Learn strategies for teaching clothing care skills to children with visual impairments.
Make the most of dining out with your child with visual impairments using these simple tips!
The video covers topics in physical education on types of visual impairments, human guide techniques, guide-running techniques, pre-teaching, and much more.
This webinar teaches strategies, tips and techniques to begin teaching meal preparation skills to students who are visually impaired.
Teachers and parents will learn everything they need to know when teaching clothing care skills to kids with visual impairments.
This webinar addresses sexuality issues among children and young adults who are visually impaired and/or blind.
Learn about impulsivity in children with visual impairments and strategies to address the associated behavioral challenges.
Traditional approaches to behavior intervention aren't always effective solutions for every child.
There are many advantages to creating a predictable environment for child with visual and multiple impairments.
Build a classroom business making and selling dog treats as students practice multiple skills.
Every child will enjoy learning basic functional skills during this fun Halloween activity!
Practice math and fine motor skills while students make this healthy snack!
Use this simple recipe for a perfect holiday activity to develop memory skills and independence.
Making crayons the child can use after the activity is finished is a rewarding and motivating experience.
Real object materials make this multi-sensory project fun for kids of all sight levels to enjoy for days.
A community setting is a perfect place to practice social skills while linking real life and classroom lessons.
Students will enjoy the edible reward of their hard work while learning basic science principles!
Adapt your summer lesson plans and activities with these cross-curriculum ideas.
This cooking project can be used as a simple activity or expanded to include multiple skills and goals.
Use real objects to make your own games for practicing matching, scanning and following directions.
These little red berries are full of sensory fun that can be incorporated into many classroom activities!
It's not complicated when you follow these organization tips for a weekly pizza parlor in your class!
Kids will enjoy giving and receiving these tangible Valentines, perfect for building holiday concepts.
Cook s'mores for a snack while learning the science behind it with this solar oven.
This ELA lesson poses challenges for students with visual impairments because of the independent walking around the classroom viewing things hanging on the wall.
Help children understand the importance of planning organization and sequencing during this activity!
Adapt the classic Checkers game using different shaped playing pieces and a dimensional board!
Tactile playing pieces stay-put the peg hole board in this adapted version of Tic Tac Toe!
Improve body awareness in students with low vision using colored gloves.
Use these simple steps to help students eventually master the challenging skill of skipping!
Count the beans and earn points to win this simple game to reinforce math and social skills!
Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.
Use sound as a motivator for improving motor skills, weight shifting and jumping!
No classroom is complete without an adapted version of Go Fish!
Practice pre-braille skills including tactile discrimination, sorting, and object identification in this simple game!
A simple game of catch can be adapted in many ways to work on motor skills and O&M.
Learning about how communities work helps children understand more about the world around them.
Build confidence and independence while taking part in school organizations with appropriate tasks.
Learn how to choose appropriate foods and packages for safety and independence!
Children will have fun practicing motor skills during this special "Simon Says" game!
A game of object "Hide & Seek" reinforces social skills and tactile discrimination skills.
Use audio recordings of familiar voices to make a fun auditory discrimination guessing game!
Give descriptive clues to help children practice inference of familiar places and settings.
Practice packing a toiletries bag to work on problem solving, fine motor and vocational skills.

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