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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 JimDurkel@tsbvi.edu

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

March 5, 2003

Literacy for the Student Who Is Deafblind

Location: Region VIII ESC, Mount Pleasant , Texas

Presenter: Barbara Miles

Contact: Donna Clopton at (903) 572-8551 or dclopton@reg8net 

Note: This workshop is from 9:00 A.M. _ 3:00 P.M.

March 7, 2003

Auditory Learning Series: Hand-On Strategies to Encourage Listening Development Across the Curriculum for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Location: TETN network broadcast available at all ESCs

Contact: John Bond at (210) 370-5418

March 7-9 2003

California Transcribers and Educators of the Visually Handicapped's (CTEVH) Annual Conference

Location: San Francisco Marriott Hotel in Burlingame, CA.

Contact for packet and information: Christy Cutting 206-417-4945 or cecquilter@attbi.com

March 17-22, 2003

CSUN's 18th Annual International Conference: Technology and Persons with Disablities

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Center on Disabilities at (818) 677-2578 or www.csun.edu/cod/ 

April 3-5, 2003

Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA) Conference

Location: Adams Mark Hotel, Dallas, TX

Contact: http://www.txsha.org/ 

April 24-26, 2003

Texas Association for the Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER): Shared Visions-United Voice

Featuring keynote speakers:

Don Meyer, senior author of "Sibshops: Workshops for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs," "The Fathers Progam," and "Grandparent Workshops."

Elaine Sveen, mother of a child with visual impairments, teacher of students with visual impairments, superintendent of the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind and current president for AER.

Location: Omni Hotel, Austin, TX

Contact: Edgenie Bellah at edgeniebellah@tsbvi.edu 

May 1-3 2003

National Braille Association's 27th National Conference and Workshops

Location: Middleburg Heights, OH

Contact: National Braille Association3 Townline Circle, Rochester, NY 14623;

Phone: 585-427-8260; Fax: 585-427-0263;

Email: nbaoffice@compuserve.com 

May 9, 2003

Auditory Learning Series: Auditory Learning-It's More Than Listening!

Location: TETN network broadcast available at all ESCs

Contact: John Bond at (210) 370-5418

June 8-11, 2003

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Conference

Location: Hotel Intercontinental, Dallas, TX

Contact: (512) 424-6791

June 12 & 13, 2003

Texas Focus 2003: Focus on Tactile Learning

Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sally Mangold

Location: Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, TX

Contact: Jim Durkel at JimDurkel@tsbvi.edu  or (512) 206-9270

June 24-25, 2003

Assessment of Students With Visual and Multiple Impairments

Location: Region IV ESC, Houston, TX.

Presenter: Millie Smith 

Contact: Karen Crone, kcrone@esc4.net 

June 28-July 4

National Federation of the Blind's 2003 National Convention

Location: Louisville, KY

Contact: National Federation of the Blind

1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone: 410-659-9314

July 9-10, 2003

Students With Visual and Multiple Disabilities, Including Autism

Location: Region IV ESC, Houston, TX.

Presenter: Marilyn and Jay Gense, Oregon

Contact: Karen Crone, kcrone@esc4.net 

Cost: $60.00, Open to 200 people and we would love to have people from around the state.

July 11, 2003

O&M for Students with Deafblindness

Location: Region IV ESC, Houston, TX.

Presenter: Marilyn and Jay Gense

Contact: Karen Crone, kcrone@esc4.net 

Cost: $30.00

July 12-18, 2003

2003 American Association of the Deaf-Blind Convention

Location: San Diego State University,

San Diego, CA

Contact: American Association of the Deaf-Blind

814 Thayer Ave., Suite 302, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone: 800-735-2258;

email: info@aadb.org 

July 25-27, 2003

6th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Contact: Dennis O'Toole at conference@chargesyndrome.org 

July 25-29, 2003

Advocacy-Everyone's Responsibility: A fieldwide conference in the nation's capital, sponsored by AER

Location: Wyndham Hotel, Washington DC

Contact: www.aerbvi.org 

July 5-12 2003

American Council of the Blind's 2003 National Convention

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: American Council of the Blind

1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1004

Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 800-424-8666 or 202-467-5081

Web site: www.abc.org 

July 26-30, 2003

The American Society of Deaf Children (ASDC) 18th Conference

Campference: part camp and part conference, there's something for everyone! While children take part in camp-like activties, parents attend educational workshops. Evening events bring everyone back together for family-focused activities.

Location: Texas School for the Deaf

Contact: TSD Educational Resource Center on Deafness

1102 South Congress Avenue,

Austin, Texas 78764

Email: ERCOD@tsd.state.tx.us  or

Phone: (512) 462-5329

August 5-10, 2003

13th DbI: World Conference on Deafblindness

Location: The Delta Conference Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Contact: www.dbiconferencecanada.com 

Math Distance Ed Presentations for 2002-2003

2/26: Preparing Nemeth with the Scientific Notebook

3/26: Using tangibles in middle school math

All broadcasts will be held from 1:30-3:30 PM Central Time.

Questions? Karen Brown at (512) 206-9314 or Karenbrown@tsbvi.edu 

TSBVI Short-Term Programs

Spring 2003

Special Programs were developed to serve academic students from Texas who can benefit from a short period of intensive instruction in some area of the expanded core curriculum for visually impaired students. Referrals must come from the local school district (usually the VI teacher). Interested parents should confer with their school district about objectives for their child, and work together to make a referral.

Mar. 23-28 Secondary IEP #2 (same as above)

*Apr. 5-8 A Capitol Experience (visit & learn about legislature)

Apr.13-17 Elementary IEP #2 (same as above)

*May 1-4 Elementary Austin Experience (social enrichment)

* Asterisks mark Thursday - Sunday events.

Contact: Dr. Lauren Newton, principal

(512) 206 - 9119 or <newtonl@tsbvi.edu 

Technology Distance Ed Presentations for 2002-2003

By Sharon Nichols and Holly Cooper

3/5 Integrating Note Takers Into the General Ed Curriculum

4/16 Routines and Technology: Activities to Make it Work

5/7 Matching Technology to the Student

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