Self-Paced Tutorials

Making Distance Learning Meaningful for Learners with CVI: Creating a CVI-Friendly Digital Book Self-paced | Approximately one hour Jonathan Hooper presents strategies for making digital books for students with CVI.  Learn how to evaluate the use of images to ensure accessibility and provide strategies for reducing visual...
Making Literacy Decisions for Children with CVI, with Tammy Reisman Self-paced | Approximately one hour Literacy for children with visual impairments is considered broadly as access to learning for traditional print reading, for Braille, for communication device access, for calendar system access and...
Making Physical Science Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments Self-paced | Multiple days This STEM tutorial focuses on the areas of physical science that include magnetism, electricity, and sound along with how these fit into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Emphasis will...
Managing Behavior Self-paced | Multiple days In this series, participants will learn techniques on managing behavior with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities. Among the topics that will be covered are an overview of...
Map Library Self-paced | Approximately one hour In honor of ADA’s 30th anniversary, Perkins and SAS have collaborated to develop an accessible Map Library which will be housed on the Paths to Technology website.  During COVID-19 school closures,...
More Than the Law - Some Thoughts on the Transition of Individuals Who Are Deafblind Self-paced | Multiple days In this tutorial, Steve Perreault talks about issues related to transition for students with deafblindness. Steve presents an overview of the IDEA 2004 regulations related to transition but at the...
My Expanding Understanding: The Visual Behaviors of CVI Self-paced | Approximately one hour In this self-paced tutorial, Ellen Mazel shares with you her path to deeper understanding of CVI which allows her to more correctly assess the functional vision of students with CVI and to provide...
National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments Self-paced | Multiple weeks "National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities" is made up of 6 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments,...
Navigating the IEP Process Self-paced | 1 day CVI Now hosted a live virtual event on Navigating the IEP process on April 2, 2021 Educational Advocate Angela Gowans presented and answered parent questions about components of the IEP process:...
New Technology for Education: A CSUN Report Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial provides a post-conference roundup from the field of education of students with multiple disabilities, including visual impairment. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development...
O&M and CVI Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial focuses specific strategies and modifications to Orientation & Mobility for students with Cortical Visual Impairment, using their individual assessment on the CVI Range©....
One-on-One: Providing Access for the Student with Cortical Visual Impairment Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial focuses on providing visual access to the school curriculum and environment for the child with Cortical Visual Impairment. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points,...
Ophthalmologic Examination Integrated With Functional Aspects of Cortical Visual Impairment Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial discusses the importance of adequate evaluation and the importance of families, educators, and ophthalmologist working together. The tutorial also addresses the role of the...
Orientation and Mobility Programs (Keys 9) Self-paced | Multiple weeks "O&M Programs" is made up of 3 modules, each containing video segments, readings, lectures, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.  Plan to spend 1 week working through...
Our CVI Literacy Journey into Phase III Self-paced | Approximately one hour Print literacy for individuals with Cortical Visual Impairment will look different for each student.  Research on best practices in reading instruction is important to know and apply to instruction...
Partnering with Parents Self-paced | Multiple days There are three videos included in this training module that discuss the experiences of the families of children with disabilities, and the relationships with the professionals who support them....
Partners on the Journey: A TVI and Family's CVI Experience from Birth to Age 3 Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial identifies the guiding principles of CVI diagnosis, suggests interventions for moving between Phases of CVI, describe strategies for management ongoing complexity and change for school...
Paths to Literacy: Introducing an Online Hub Self-paced | Multiple days This tutorial introduces Paths to Literacy, a new online resource for information about literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities....
Person-Centered Planning - self-paced Self-paced | Multiple weeks This course explains an approach to supporting students' pathways to success through a facilitated approach that empowers the student to lead the team. Participants will have the opportunity to...
Planning an Effective Transition (Keys 15) Self-paced | Multiple weeks There are 2 sessions included in this training module on transition planning for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. The tutorial uses the text, Keys to Educational Success...

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