Professional Development Calendar

Sep 23 - Nov 17
Cortical Visual Impairment (Fall Session) Dr. Christine Roman, Christopher Russell Online Class | Multiple weeks The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
Sep 23 - Oct 27
Planning Transition for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Online Class | Multiple weeks The transition from special education to post school life presents significant challenges to students, their families and their educational teams.
Sep 30 - Nov 3
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Fall) Online Class | Multiple weeks An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children.
Oct 7 - Oct 15
Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment: An Overview and Understanding (Fall 2019) Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | Multiple days 3 Day Blended Workshop  focuses on CVI: causes, assessment and strategies for access and improvement of vision for students with CVI.
Oct 9 - Oct 10
Assessing Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities: Assessment at the Sensorimotor Level Millie Smith, Consultant Onsite Training | Multiple days Students with visual and multiple impairments have very unique educational needs. October 9th and 10th 2019
Oct 14 - Dec 1
Applied Behavioral Analysis for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Patrice Glancy, B.C.B.A Online Class | Multiple weeks Identify and practice ABA approaches that will support students who are visually impaired, blind, Deafblind or multiply disabled.
Oct 19
Promoting Learning in Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers with CVI: Strategies from the CVI Companion Guide to the Developmental Guidelines Deborah Chen, Ph. D Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop focuses on recommended practices in early intervention and early childhood special education Oct. 19, 2019
Oct 28 - Dec 15
The What's the Complexity Framework: Designing a visually accessible school day for the child with CVI (Fall Session) Matt Tietjen, M.Ed., CTVI Online Class | Multiple weeks Use the "What's the Complexity" Framework to design a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.
Nov 11 - Nov 12
Active Learning: Promoting Independence and Learning in Children with Multiple Special Needs Patty Obrutz, M.S., O.T.R/L Onsite Training | Multiple days Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.
Jan 20 - Mar 1
Teaching Strategies for Students Who are Blind/VI with Multiple Disabilities in the Sensorimotor Stage of Development Nathalie de Wit Online Class | Multiple weeks Participants will learn about the Sensorimotor Stage of Development,the Van Dijk Approach,levels of learning in the Sensory Learning Kit and more.
Jan 20 - Mar 16
Career Development & Self-Determination to Achieve Transition Success: Expanding the Core Curriculum Dr. Karen Wolffe Online Class | Multiple weeks Learn how to support children with visual impairments through the career education model.
Jan 20 - Mar 16
Phase III CVI Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks This course will provide content related to students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI) and who are considered to be in Phase III CVI.
Jan 27 - Mar 1
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Winter Session) Online Class | Multiple weeks An in-depth course in scoring the CVI Range to improve your reliability in assessing children. Extensive knowledge of CVI is a prerequisite.
Jan 27 - Mar 22
Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Karen Blankenship Online Class | Multiple weeks Understand the 3 assessments included in the essential assessments (EA) - functional vision, learning media, and screening and assessment in ECC.
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Creating Access to Curriculum for Learners with CVI Christine Roman Onsite Training | Multiple days Incorporate the principles from high Phase II to Phase III CVI January 30, 31, 2010
Feb 10 - Apr 5
Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Dr. Therese Willkomm Online Class | Multiple weeks You will use an assortment of the tools and materials described in the book and on video clips to fabricate 8 assistive technology solutions.
Feb 29
CVI: "What’s the Complexity?" Assessing and managing visual complexity throughout the school day for students with cortical visual impairment Matt Tietjen, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | 1 day The goal is for participants to leave this workshop ready to lead the educational team in designing an appropriate school day for a student with CVI.
Mar 14 - Apr 4
Differentiating for English Language Learners-2020 Margie Kirstein Onsite Training | Multiple days Differentiating for English Learners workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
Mar 14
Vision and the Brain 2020 Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop presents an overview of how the brain is organized with particular focus on the visual system.
Mar 20
Making A.T. in Minutes for Blind and Low Vision and Multiple Disabilities-Spring 2020 Dr. Therese Willkomm Onsite Training | 1 day This hands on workshop will discuss and demonstrate over 75 different assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes!