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 2016-2017 Webinars


August 29, 2016For Credit

CVI Study Group

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Participants will share documents and videos of their own students via google drive.  Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions with their peers.  We will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responded.  Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI, as identified by the group.  Participants are asked to attend all CVI Study Group webinars which are scheduled for 10/31/16, 12/12/16, 2/27/17, and 4/24/17.

Register for this event.


September 19, 2016

Learning Media Assessment & Assistive Technology Assessments for Students with Multiple Impairments: An OverviewFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Assessment of students with multiple impairments in the areas of learning media and assistive technology can be problematic. Typical approaches may not afford information that is useful in designing effective learning strategies.  In this webinar series, we will review existing instruments that are designed for the child with visual and multiple impairments.  Included is information about the design of each instrument, the skill areas it considers and a step-by-step explanation of the assessment process it employs.  Assessment tools that will be reviewed may include: Sensory Learning Kit, Functional Schemes, Every Move Counts, Communication Matrix, Infused Skills / Basic Skills Assessment, Robbie Blaha's Calendar Assessment, and Philip Schweigert's Tangible Symbols assessment.   Additional dates include: 1/13/17 and 5/15/17.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.


September 22, 2016

Active Learning Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM Central Standard Time (4-5 PM Eastern, 2-3 PM Mountain, 1-2 PM Pacific)

Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  Additional dates for this series includes: 11/10/16, 1/16/17, 3/30/17 and 5/25/17.

PLAY FULL VIDEO  0:56:48

PLAY BY CHAPTER:

  1. Welcome & Expectations  14:09
  2. Active Learning Space Website  31:52
  3. Additional Resources  10:47

ForCreditTiny Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

 

September 23, 2016

9:00 AM AM-4:00 PM PM PM    

Introduction to BrailleNote      

Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, TX                  

Session ID 1258098

For more information visit Introduction to the BrailleNote


 

September 29, 2016

Yoga for Children with Visual and Multiple Impairments: Intro

Original webcast date: 9/29/2016
Description: Learn about TSBVI's new publication, "Yoga for Children with Visual and Multiple Impairments".  This series of webinars hosted by Kassandra Heil will provide participants with an overview of the book and feature strategies for working with students who are visually impaired as well as students with visual and multiple impairments, including deafblindness.  Learn about the benefits for students including bodily and spatial awareness, recreation and leisure, and stress management.  Additional dates for this series includes 12/8/16 and 2/23/17.

 

PLAY FULL VIDEO  0:57:35

PLAY BY CHAPTER:

  1. Intro to Yoga  11:49
  2. Starting a Yoga Class  16:32
  3. Your Yoga Sequence  21:04
  4. Questions & Answers  08:10

ForCreditTiny Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

 October 4, 2016

Location Literacy For Credit

3:00-4:15 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5:15 PM, Mountain 2-3:15 PM, Pacific 1-2:15 PM

When individuals know how to use coordinates, convert between systems or coordinates, organize and access databases of point of interes, navigate in vitual space, etc., they open up new horizons of opportunity. This webinar focuses on professionals developing their own location literacy skills as well as learning strategies and techniques for developing the skills of the student with whom they work.

PLAY FULL VIDEO  1:13:24

ForCreditTiny Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

October 17, 2016

Visual Arts for the Visually Impaired: Drawing for Blind Students - Tools and Techniques  For Credit

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

All students are entitled access to the full range of the general education curriculum.  Unfortunately, children with visual impairments are often excluded from instruction in the visual arts due ot the perception that the media and materials are not appropriate for them.  This webinar series will provide information on how to make learning in the visual arts accessible and meaningful.  The focus of this session will be on the how and why of drawing with students who are blind, taught as a discreet skill in art class and integrated into lessons in the general education curriculum.  The second webinar in this series focuses on coloring and drawing in activities of early elementary and is scheduled for 2/13/17.

ForCreditTiny Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

October 19, 2016 For Credit

Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: auditory training for students with multiple impairments

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

This webinar will  explore the connection between the auditory system and the development of sensory motor and language skills.  We will examine the importance of creating active learning routines which focus on helping children who are blind, deafblind with multiple impairments learn to listen for sound cues in order to be able to move and interact with the people and objects in their environment more independently.

ForCreditTiny Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

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October 31, 2016

CVI Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Participants will share documents and videos of their own students via google drive.  Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions with their peers.  We will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responded.  Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI, as identified by the group.  Participants are asked to attend all CVI Study Group webinars which are scheduled for 10/31/16, 12/12/16, 2/27/17, and 4/24/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


November 10, 2016

Active Learning Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM Central Standard Time (4-5 PM Eastern, 2-3 PM Mountain, 1-2 PM Pacific)

Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  Additional dates for this series includes: 1/16/17, 3/30/17 and 5/25/17.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.For Credit

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

December 8, 2016

Introducing "Yoga for Children with Visual and Multiple Impairments": a new publication from TSBVI - Part 2 For Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

In this Part 2 of a three part series, focus will be on teaching yoga to children with multiple disabilities. Participants will be given a yoga sequence appropriate for children with varying disabilities including Autism, motor impairments, speech impairments, and dual sensory losses. Strategies for incorporating motor skills, social skills, language skills, and self-determination skills will be discussed. The final date in this series is 2/23/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


December 12, 2016

CVI Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Participants will share documents and videos of their own students via google drive.  Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions with their peers.  We will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responded.  Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI, as identified by the group.  Participants are asked to attend all CVI Study Group webinars which are scheduled for 10/31/16, 12/12/16, 2/27/17, and 4/24/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


January 10, 2017

Advocacy for COMS For Credit

3:00-4:15 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5:15 PM, Mountain 2-3:15 PM, Pacific 1-2:15 PM

This webinar focuses on developing your skills for educating your administrators and teams about the need for students to receive instruction in the community, receive appropriate service levels, support reasonable workloads / caseloads, and prive instruction that is meaningful and relevant to the student.  Thinking in terms of "educating your way" rather than "battling your wat" can be a good start to avoid having a defensive reception from an administrator or IEP team member and increase your opportunities and possibilities for working cooperatively moving forward.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


January 17, 2017

Self-Determination Units & Lessons: Representing myself to others & navigating rules & regulations For Credit

3:00-4:30 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5:30 PM, Mountain 2-3:30 PM, Pacific 1-2:30 PM

Self-determination is one component of the ECC that is critical for student success.  However, there are no clear guidelines for teaching these skills.  Join us i n a discussion of lesson plans that will give your students a better understanding of themselves a s a person with visual impairment, and guide them to greater independence through self-advocacy, as well as understanding how IDEA and ADA apply to them personally.  This is the second installment of the Self-Determination Units and Lesson Plans; the previous webinar was broadcast in 2016 and can be access on the On-the-Go Learning page.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


January 23, 2017

Learning Media Assessment & Assistive Technology Assessments for Students with Multiple Impairments: An Overview  For Credit

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Assessment of students with multiple impairments in the areas of learning media and assistive technology can be problematic. Typical approaches may not afford information that is useful in designing effective learning strategies.  In this webinar series, we will review existing instruments that are designed for the child with visual and multiple impairments.  Included is information about the design of each instrument, the skill areas it considers and a step-by-step explanation of the assessment process it employs.  Assessment tools that will be reviewed may include: Sensory Learning Kit, Functional Schemes, Every Move Counts, Communication Matrix, Infused Skills / Basic Skills Assessment, Robbie Blaha's Calendar Assessment, and Philip Schweigert's Tangible Symbols assessment.   Additional date: 5/15/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


January 26, 2017

Active Learning Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM Central Standard Time (4-5 PM Eastern, 2-3 PM Mountain, 1-2 PM Pacific)

Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  Additional dates for this series includes: 3/30/17 and 5/25/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


February 13, 2017

Visual Arts and the Expanded Core Curriculum: Coloring and drawing in activities of early elementary For Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Art is highly integrated into learning strategies in general education, beginning with the simple drawing and coloring exercises of early elementary and progressing through advanced studio classes in secondary school.  All too often, students with visual impairments are excluded or discouraged from participation in these activities under the mistaken assumption that such undertakings would be of little benefit or interest for them. This webinar will provide information on how to make learning in the visual arts accessible and meaningful.  Drawing and coloring are integrated into so many activities in early elementary classrooms, enhancing and reinforcing learning in content areas.  This session will provide methods and materials for ensuring the student with visual impairments has access to these valuable tools.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


February 23, 2017

Introducing "Yoga for Children with Visual and Multiple Impairments": a new publication from TSBVI - Part 3 For Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

In this final webinar of the three part series, we will present strategies to support the academic learning of students with visual impairments. Participants will be given a sequence appropriate for middle-- high school academic students with visual impairments. Participants will gain an understanding of how to include yoga in to the school environment and how to garner support from other staff members.

 Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


February 27, 2017

CVI Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Participants will share documents and videos of their own students via google drive.  Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions with their peers.  We will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responded.  Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI, as identified by the group.  Participants are asked to attend all CVI Study Group webinars which are scheduled for 10/31/16, 12/12/16, 2/27/17, and 4/24/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


March 30, 2017

Active Learning Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM Central Standard Time (4-5 PM Eastern, 2-3 PM Mountain, 1-2 PM Pacific)

Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  The final date in this series is 5/25/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


April 24, 2017

CVI Study GroupFor Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Participants will share documents and videos of their own students via google drive.  Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions with their peers.  We will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responded.  Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI, as identified by the group.  Participants are asked to attend all CVI Study Group webinars which are scheduled for 10/31/16, 12/12/16, 2/27/17, and 4/24/17.

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


May 15, 2017

Learning Media Assessment & Assistive Technology Assessments for Students with Multiple Impairments: An Overview  For Credit

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Assessment of students with multiple impairments in the areas of learning media and assistive technology can be problematic. Typical approaches may not afford information that is useful in designing effective learning strategies.  In this webinar series, we will review existing instruments that are designed for the child with visual and multiple impairments.  Included is information about the design of each instrument, the skill areas it considers and a step-by-step explanation of the assessment process it employs.  Assessment tools that will be reviewed may include: Sensory Learning Kit, Functional Schemes, Every Move Counts, Communication Matrix, Infused Skills / Basic Skills Assessment, Robbie Blaha's Calendar Assessment, and Philip Schweigert's Tangible Symbols assessment.   

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)


May 25, 2017

Active Learning Study Group For Credit

3:00-4:00 PM Central Standard Time (4-5 PM Eastern, 2-3 PM Mountain, 1-2 PM Pacific)

Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  

Register for this event. (ESC Works is our secure partner website.)