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Mail or email your new classified to Karen Brown:

TSBVI Outreach, 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756 or karenscalon@tsbvi.edu

An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted at http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/vi.htm

Getting a Life: Transition Planning for Students with Deafblindness

November 12-13, 2005

Austin, Texas

This two-day workshop will include information for families and professionals. November 12th will offer general information on how to do effective transition planning for a student who is deafblind. November 11th will be a workday for families to discuss and record their ideas about their child's future goals. Professionals may attend this second day only if they are working with a family that is attending. Students my attend with their parents only if they can fully participate in the lecture and planning discussions. No child care is available on site, though limited reimbursement for childcare at home is available to families.

For information contact: Beth Bible



Intervener Training Opportunities

Statewide Intervener Training

January 16-17, 2006 in Austin, TX

Interveners and team members are invited to participate in this two-day workshop. Limited travel assistance is available for the intervener and a team member.

New Intervener Training

Look for announcements about the June, 2006 training for all new interveners in the next See/Hear.

For information contact: Beth Bible



2006 Usher Syndrome Family Retreat

January 14-15, 2006

at Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, Texas

Sponsored by Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Deafblind Outreach and Texas School for the Deaf

This special weekend will help parents, siblings, and school-aged children with Usher Syndrome learn strategies and resources for living with Usher Syndrome.

For information contact: Beth Bible

(512) 206-9103


INSITE Training

A Home-Based Model for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers who are Multiply Disabled and Sensory Impaired

Six days of training for school and ECI professionals working with families who have children birth-5 years of age. Topics include information on vision and hearing loss, motor development, communication, Active Learning and working with families.

This workshop will take place at two different locations in 2006. Dates and locations will be announced in the next edition of See/Hear.

Interested in bringing INSITE training to your area in 2006-2007? Contact Gigi Newton at 512-206-9272 or email giginewton@tsbvi.edu.

Technology Workshops at TSBVI

Presenters: TSBVI Staff

TSBVI Conference Center, Austin, TX

Registration forms and information are available on line at http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/tech-workshop.htm

Low Tech, No Tech Math Adaptations

January 20, 2006

What do you do with students before they are in high school algebra and geometry? What adaptations are available to support concept develop at the elementary and middle school level? This session will discuss those adaptations and how to support your students in math class. We will include some discussion of adaptations to support consumer and functional math skills, as well. We will NOT be discussing the Accessible Graphing Calculator (AGC) nor Scientific Notebook!

Registration for this session is limited and is first-come, first-served. There is a registration fee of $50.

Technology and the Language Arts for Students with Visual Impairments

February 3 - 4, 2006

This session will discuss how technology, both low and high, can support reading and writing skills for students who use braille, students who have low vision, and students with multiple impairments, including a visual impairment. Participants will have the opportunity to see a variety of adaptations and hear about how to incorporate the use of these adaptations into instruction.

Registration for this session is limited and is first-come, first-served. There is a registration fee of $75.

For information contact: Karen Brown



TSBVI TETN Training Events

Self-Determination Resources for Students with Visual Impairments (TETN # 12416)

December 8, 2005 from 1:30-3:30 PM

Presenter, Dr. KC Dignan, TSBVI Outreach

What's Cooking? (TETN # 12418)

January 18, 2206 from 1:30-3:30 PM


Holly Cooper & Kate Moss, TSBVI Outreach

Adaptive PE for Students with Visual Impairments, Including Multiple Impairments (TETN # 12417)

February 15, 2006 from 1:30-3:30 PM

Presenters: Elina Mullen & Joe Paschall, TSBVI

Contact your Regional Education Service Center for more information about accessing these broadcasts.

Other Training Events

Overview of ASL & Sign Systems

(TETN # 11784)

January 2, 2006 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

AI Issues for Itinerant Teachers (TETN # 11645)

February 2, 2006 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AI Issues for Parent Advisors (TETN# 11646)

February 2, 2006 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Contact your Regional Education Service Center or local Regional Day School Program for the Deaf for more information.

Save These Dates!

April 6-8, 2006 Texas AER: Our Futures are Bright

Location: Corpus Christi, TX

For information, go to http://www.txaer.org/

July 13-19, 2006 AER International Conference

Location: Snowbird, Utah

For more information, go to www.aerbvi.org

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