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Short-Term Classes for Academic Students at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

By Lauren Newton, Principal, TSBVI Special Programs

Abstract: This article provides a calendar and descriptions of the TSBVI short-term classes.

Key Words: News & Views, TSBVI, special programs short-term

Academic students with visual impairments can best reach their potential for successful employment and adult life in the community when provided with the specialized tools and strategies essential for accessing the curriculum. Since the 2000 school year, school-aged students have attended short-term classes at TSBVI to receive 3-5 day intensive instruction in the various areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum for Visually Impaired Students that lead to successful adult living. In addition, many of these classes focus on the knowledge and skills needed to access the Texas school curriculum, to help students perform more successfully on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).

The remaining calendar of classes for the 2006-2007 school year is presented below. You can read a description of each class by going to our web page <www.tsbvi.edu./school/special/short-classes.htm> and clicking on the name of the class you wish to learn about. You are also encouraged to call the program's principal for information about how to enroll a student in one of the short-term classes.

Short-term Programs for Academic Students

Remainder of the 2006-2007 School Year

Fall Semester 2006

Nov 26 - Dec 1 Math Tools and Concepts (secondary)

December 7 - 10 ** Middle School Independence Weekend

December 14 - 17 ** Elementary School Independence Weekend

Spring Semester 2007

January 14 - 19 High School Access to Academic Skills #2

Jan 28 - Feb 2 Middle School Access to Academic Skills #2

February 7 - 11** Technology Weekend (secondary)

Feb 22 - 25 ** Low Vision Weekend (secondary)

March 4 - 9 Secondary Technology Week #2 (secondary)

April 20 - 24 ** Capitol Experience (secondary)

April 26 - 29** High School Independence Weekend

April 29 - May 4 Elementary Academic Access #2:

Elementary Academic Access

Elementary Technology

** weekend classes

Contact: Lauren Newton, Principal
(512) 206-9119

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