Expanded Core Curriculum

Motivate your braille reader with menus, recipes or other highly preferred reading materials!
Our chefs have made it to their third week of cooking! They are serving up another week of tips and tricks.... and now things are really heating up!
Did the non-visual map and remote lesson make a difference in this student's O&M skills?
A graduating high school senior builds a mental map of Elon University using a digital map and a virtual O&M lesson.
It's our second week of cooking!! But what happens when some of your ingredients are damaged, missing, or you have a kitchen fail?? We'll tell you...
A story of our virtual graduation speaker, one of the most adventurous and brave blind persons to have ever lived and our virtual field trip.

There are many benefits for teachers to upgrade their instructional practice to embrace 21st Century teaching

When and how should we introduce young students with visual impairments to technology?
Our Chefs just finished their first week of using various meal kit services. In this post they share their first impressions, challenges, and more!
Wondering how to interact with the Swift Playgrounds coding app while using VoiceOver?
This manual will help you introduce iOS technology and VoiceOver to 3 to 8 year old students!
Learn how to make Virtual Escape Room games using Google Forms and Zoom group meetings.
An independent traveler uses an accessible digital map to prepare for work-related travel.
Practical and fun ways to teach braille, abacus, tech, and more to a 3rd grade student remotely!
Yikes! You have a graduating senior who is college bound. What do you do during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order?
Try these physical activities before introducing SAS Graphics Accelerator Maps to students with visual impairments!
Take a minute to read about the four fabulous student chefs who will be sharing their stories exploring AT, practicing the ECC, and more in the kitchen!
Learn how to use accessible digital maps to take a virtual campus tour.
Learn how students can access teacher-created custom maps & intro to understanding the maps.
Learn how to use free apps to create engaging digital content for students with CVI!
Create customized tactile maps using Touch Mapper!
social distancing? No Problem! Play these games with a 'VI twist' through Zoom.
Free webinar on how to create and use accessible digital maps.
Free live webinars on ObjectiveEd braille games and O&M games!
Seeking general education teacher who is familiar with technology standards.
Have you discovered TpT - teacher-created resources for teachers?
Video tutorials for Orion TI-84, abacus, JAWS, and iOS designed for students!
Here is a 'generic' checklist that works with any braille notetaker!
Social distancing? No problem! Play these games through Zoom!
Try these virtual audio lessons that teach adaptive daily living skills - including basic O&M skills!
So your students things they want a guide dog? Join this online workshop!
This video tutorial demonstrates how to teach your student to use Screen Recording while using Voiceover
Join these lively virtual meetings on O&M-related topics!
These amazing virtual academies are available to students everywhere!
Dr. Cynthia Bennette, postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, is interviewed by Sienna.
Learn how to get started with Objective Ed, a fully accessible digital curriculum for students with VIB - it's free during school closures!
This vivacious fourth grader created a video to share her love of coding with other students who are visually impaired.
Here are a couple of fun videos and activities to explain what hand washing does to germs - perfect for young kids!
Take advantage of these accessible educational games!
Looking for free, accessible lessons that students can do at home if your school closes?
In this post I describe an activity using QR codes to create a scavenger hunt to find small metal turtle sculptures around a town.
Interested in becoming a blind vlogger? Here's how!
Tips from parents who have raised extraordinary kids with visual impairments.
How and why I use accessible voting machines in local, state, and federal elections with visual impairment/low vision
Introducing dictation to an emerging reader and writer.
Escape room activities are a fun way to develop team-building and other skills. This post describes an O&M-themed escape room activity.
This post describes the use of "escape room" activities to develop team-building and other skills in a fun context.
Teaching students decision making for safe and healthy living.
Use the hundreds chart to teach students to find the missing number.
Coding concept games are navigating through a maze; how can students with visual impairments access digital mazes?

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