Free online PD for general education teachers about students with VIB

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Hello Colleagues,

We know it is the time of year when staff are finding out that next school year they will have a student with a visual impairment in their classroom or on their caseload. They may think that “Over the summer I need to learn more about working with a student who is visually impaired.” We have the way for them to do just that, from the comfort of their own home (or on the beach, or in the mountains, or….).

Through a grant Dr. Tina Herzberg received at the University of South Carolina, we developed a self-paced, free online professional development series targeted at general education teachers who will have a student with a visual impairment. In our pilot earlier this spring, we learned that special educators, paraprofessionals and related service providers find the information helpful.

We are now opening up this opportunity to anyone who wants to move through the material between May and September 15. The attached flyer includes all the pertinent information. Please share it with those who you believe will benefit from the information.

Penny and Tina

L. Penny Rosenblum, Ph.D.
Project Director, AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy

University of Arizona

Department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

P.O. Box 210069

Tucson, AZ 85721-0069



Phone: 520-621-1223


Fax: 520-621-3821