Congratulations to the 2017 TSBVI Outstanding Direct Care Staff Members
The outstanding staff members will be recognized for their excellent work at the next board meeting.
Summer Program applications for students are now open!
Application deadline is February 14, 2017
TSBVI loses treasured individual
Patrick van Geem, a dear friend to many of us, and one of the most knowledgeable professionals in our field, passed away December 30, 2016, after a year-long struggle with cancer. Pat had a long career at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired including work as a classroom teacher and most recently as a consultant with the Outreach Programs. Patrick is known statewide as the “Braille Bootcamp” fellow because of his work developing materials and training for Braille transcribers and VI teachers.
Beyond his talents as a VI professional, Pat is most often thought of as a kind, intelligent, gentle and funny man. Pat was generous with both his resources and his energies, especially when it could help a child or teacher.
Pat was helped throughout his illness with the love and support of his partner, Alan Coy, his family and the many close friends who were privileged to be a part of his life. There will never be another person like Pat. Wij houden u Pat en zullen u missen.
Braille Production Round Rock ISD
For visually impaired students, having the correct tools is imperative to successful learning. Learn how Round Rock ISD is helping provide those tools through braille production in this video.
T-TESS companion documents are now available for administrators and VI professionals.
The T-TESS was specifically designed for classroom teachers, therefore, a committee of VI professionals developed companion documents to assist administrators in completing evaluations for VI professionals who serve students through an itinerant service delivery model. These documents are intended to be a companion to the T-TESS rubric, not to replace it.
Skyward Family Access, a web-based method for parents to access their student's school information, is now available!
For School Year/Comprehensive Programs students, TSBVI is pleased to announce the launch of Skyward Family Access, a web-based method for parents to access the student's school information, including grade history, grades and attendance.