Best Practices

Educational technology is a powerful tool but cannot by itself promote learning and increase student achievement; AT does level the playing field

Support students’ pathways to success through this facilitated approach that empowers the student to lead the team

He was looking at lights. He was looking at me for short periods of time. He hated baby toys. We tried to pretend everything was normal.

Cortical Visual Impairment... a whole new paradigm.

Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day

"O&M Programs" is made up of 3 modules, each containing video segments, readings, lectures, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.

We met with Ellen Mazel and she just said that everything's going to get better. Can you believe it?

This module addresses how students with visual and multiple disabilities communicate, why they communicate, and what they communicate

Perkins eLearning has developed a course specifically to practice scoring in The CVI Range.

With little notice to me, school administrators decided to offer Web Design as a course at our Visually Impaired School. A brief narrative of survival:

This training module addresses the principles of Universal Design for Learning and ways to balance universal strategies with individualized needs.

How a seemingly small gesture opened my mind to how I needed to learn and changed my experience of learning and learning media.

Hands-on practice to increase your reliability in assessing children with CVI.

Graphics provide a wealth of information. But what if your students can't see them? Learn how to create tactile graphics for students who are blind.

In this webcast Dr. Susan Bruce talks about inquiry as the basis of action research and the types of action research that can be conducted.

Diana Autin offers deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines that were developed by New Jersey's SPAN.

In this webcast, Tim Pennington provides advice to parents regarding IEPs and how to negotiate the process to obtain the best result for their child.

This webcast demonstrates how the use of a web conferencing tool has assisted in building teams and promoting ongoing dialog among members.

In this webcast, Susan Dalton offers a perspective on including students with albinism in the regular educational classroom.

In this webcast, Anna Lucia Rago talks about the process and the partnerships required to develop a successful inclusive educational program in Brazil.

This recording of Robbie Blaha’s presentation at the Discover Conference held at Perkins in 2008, where she share her wisdom with parents and educators.

Marianne Riggio talks about the process of helping educational programs conduct self-assessments as a means of ensuring that their program is effective.

In this webcast, Larry Campbell discusses the Education for All Initiative - all girls and boys with blindness and low vision enjoy the right to education.

In this webcast Dr. Penny Hartin, CEO of the World Blind Union (WBU), talks about United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In this webcast, Dr. McLetchie and Dr. Zatta discuss the critical importance of blending “Quality of Life” into the curriculum.

Dr. Elizabeth Hartmann presents three principles: Multiple Means of Representation, Multiple Means of Action and Expression, and Multiple Means of Engageme

This article highlights instructional strategies to improve touch typing for students with visual impairments.
Using pictures - with alt text descriptions - to learn about information that is not spelled out.
Learn what high resolution images are, why they are important, how to create them, and where to find them.
When zoomed in & writing on iPads, individuals with low vision should decide between dragging on the screen or keyboard shortcuts to proofread their work.

FREE one day, Thursday, November 30, 2017, hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.

This tutorial focuses on Functional Vision Assessment for students with Cortical Visual Impairment.

There are 3 sessions included in this training module that describe best practices for serving students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.

A multi-disciplinary approach can improve the FVA process significantly for students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).

Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day for children with CVI

Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning.

This tutorial focuses on Functional Vision Assessment for students with multiple disabilities.

This webinar will focus on Functional Vision Assessment for students with multiple disabilities.

Together We Can Change How Children See the World

This tutorial explains the Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments process and upcoming training opportunities.

Differentiating for English Learners workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.

Dr. Blankenship provides an overview of QPVI, a quality process designed to drive continuous improvement within schools and educational programs.

Educational Consultant Donna McNear shares easily implementable methods to manage and deliver services to students with visual impairments.

From student evaluation to specialized instruction to accommodations to progress...these 45 strategies provide teachers with easily implementable methods.

Participants will learn about the Sensorimotor Stage of Development,the Van Dijk Approach,levels of learning in the Sensory Learning Kit and more.

In this webinar, Mark Richert explains how the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

This tutorial discusses the importance of professional collaboration among educational teams

This tutorial explores how to best use technology in the classroom to meet the needs of students with visual impairments or blindness.

Each of  5 modules, contain video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.