Dr. Penny Rosenblum and I are excited to offer an unique opportunity to general education classroom teachers in grades 2-6 who have a student with a visual impairment in their classroom this spring. Through a grant I received at the University of South Carolina Upstate, we have developed 10 short videos to help classroom teachers meet the needs of their students with visual impairments. The attached flyer explains the project and how teachers can enroll in the training. The first 30 teachers who complete the training will each receive a $20 gift card.
All teachers who complete the training and follow up survey will receive a certificate of completion.
Tina (and Penny)
Tina S. Herzberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Special Education – Visual Impairment Program
USC Upstate; School of Education, Human Performance, and Health; HEC 3039
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
L.Penny Rosenblum, Ph.D.
Project Director, AnimalWatch Vi: Building Graphics Literacy
Resources for General Elementary Ed Teachers who Have a Student with a Visual Impairment in Their Elementary Classrooms
Conducted by: Dr. Tina Herzberg, University of South Carolina Upstate
Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, University of Arizona
This online training is for elementary teachers in grades 2-6 who have a student with a visual impairment in their classrooms. The training will be open for 6 weeks followed a month later with a survey.
What teachers will be asked to do
- Complete a short demographic survey
- Take a pre-test
- Complete 10 units each 8-12 minutes on topics related to having a student with a visual impairment in the elementary classroom. Some of the topics include
How Do You Use Your Vision?
Understanding the Numbers Behind a Student’s Visual Impairment and the Use of Functional Vision
What is Braille and How Do Students Read It?
Who’s on My Student’s Educational Team?
How Does the Student Use Technology in My Classroom?
- Take a post-test
- Complete 2 activities you select to demonstrate your own learning
- Complete a follow-up survey 1 month after completing the post-test
- Some teachers will be invited to take part in a short interview
The first 30 teachers completing all activities (other than the interview) will receive a $20 gift card.
Certification of Completion
Teachers who complete the follow-up survey will receive a certificate of completion, regardless of if they are one of the first 30 teachers who complete all activities.
How to Participate in the Study or Get More Information
Go to the University of Arizona website and complete the consent form and short demographic survey. Dr. Rosenblum will contact you with additional information on how to access the training if you qualify.
For more information contact:
Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum
Dr. Tina Herzberg