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Mail or e-mail your new classifieds to Jim Durkel at: TSBVI Outreach, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, or durkel_j@tsbvi.edu.

An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted on TSBVI's website at www.tsbvi.edu.

Texas Focus

June 14 - 16, 2000

Airport Hilton Hotel

El Paso, Texas

This conference is open to teachers, families, administrators, and others interested in the education of students with visual impairments, including those with deafblindness and other multiple disabilities.

Speakers will include Deborah Chen, Linda Mamer, Walter Ducret, and

Dona Sauerburger.

Technology Week

July 25 - 27, 2000

Austin, Texas

This hands-on training will help teachers, paraprofessionals, and family members learn how to se a Braille N Speak and JAWS, access the Internet, modify augmentative communication devices for the visual impaired, produce braille, and much, much more.

12th Annual Texas Fiesta Educativa Conference "Uniting Families, Schools and Communities"

August 25 - 26, 2000

St. Anthony Wyndham Grand Heritage Hotel -- 300 E.Travis, San Antonio, Texas

This two-day conference offers comprehensive topics applicable to Spanish speaking and Hispanic persons with disabilities, their families and those who serve them. Friday workshops are geared for professionals and will be conducted mostly in English. Saturday sessions are geared toward Spanish speaking parents and professionals, and will be conducted mostly in Spanish.

Interpreters will be available for both days.

For information, contact Yvette Hinojosa, Director of P.O.D.E.R. at (210) 222-2637

Third Annual American Stickler Syndrome Conference

June 11 - 13, 2000

Denver Marriott Tech Center Denver, Colorado

E-mail: houch@southwind.net 

AER International Conference "AERodynamics"

July 15 - 19, 2000

Denver, Colorado

For further information contact AER at (703) 823-9690.

Early Connections: Developing Partnerships in Services to Young Children with Visual Impairments

June 4 - 8, 2000

University of British Columbia Conference Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Target audience: Families and professionals who work with children ages birth - 8, with visual impairments, including deafblindness and multiple disabilities.

4th International Moebius Syndrome Conference

July 21 - 24, 2000

Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center

366 Main Street

Sturbridge, Massachusetts

For information call (508) 347-7393

American Association of the

Deaf-Blind Convention

July 27 - August 1, 2000

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Planning and Organization Skills for Students with Visual Impairments

 August 28, 2000 

Region X ESC, Richardson, Texas 

Presenters:Karen and Jay Stiteley

Contact:Kitra Hill Gray

 (972) 348-1580

Position Available: Teacher in Special Programs

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Responsibilities: Participates with other staff in the TSBVI Special Programs Department, other departments across campus, and local districts, to develop programs for and provide instruction to students across Texas through an on-campus, short-term model. Programs include short classes provided during the school year and during summer school.

Qualifications: Has or is eligible to receive Texas teacher certification with an endorsement in Visual Impairment; at least two years experience working as a teacher of students with visual impairments; strong ability to work well with other professionals and with parents; good planning and organizational skills; experience serving visually impaired students in the public schools in an itinerant model is preferred; experience working with students who have academic abilities at various grade levels and providing instruction in a range of disability-specific curricular areas is also preferred. This position will begin August 2000.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Lauren Newton, Principal of Special Programs

Phone:(512) 206-9119


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