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Your students will shine!

Does your supervisor understand the challenges of the students you serve or their range of disabilities? Does he/she recognize the importance of what you do and the very specialized resources you have to share with them?  Here's a way to help him/her understand.

Spotlight your students and your supervisor will:

  • learn more about the benefits of specialized VI resources
  • learn more about the range of challenges your students face
  • learn more about the variety of students with visual impairments

Here’s How You Do It in 2 Simple Steps

Download a printable flyer.

Step 1: Create something to show your administrator.

For example:

  • PowerPoint
  • 3-ring binder
  • LiveBinder
  • Photo album

Your creation should spotlight 3 or 4 students who represent the range of abilities typical of students with visual impairments, such as:

  • Infants
  • Students with additional disabilities including DeafBlindness
  • Braille reader
  • Cane user

The format should cover the students’ etiology, how their vision affects performance and examples of your role in ensuring student participation in the home, school and community.

Here are some examples (Word or PDF).

Step 2: Email an Invitation

Once you have step 1 completed, send an email invitation to the person who supervises your VI program with wording such as this:

Dear

I would like to offer you a glimpse into my world as a VI professional. I work with students in a wide variety of teams across the district and in home, school and community settings.  Students with visual impairments are such a small population; you may have questions about the scope of my job, the type of instructional support I provide, and the impact of the VI program on student achievement. 

Please join me for an introduction to just a few of my students which may answer these questions. This will give you a feel for how their visual condition affects issues such as learning, movement and concept development.

I look forward to sharing the successes of students with visual impairments supported by the VI program. What are some times that are convenient for you?


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Be the first!

The first 25 VI professionals who participate in this event during the 2017-18 school year and return a brief survey (Word or PDF version) will receive an iTunes or Google Play gift card.  If you return your survey by January 31, 2018, you will also be entered into a drawing for free registration for a TSBVI sponsored conference.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Mary Shore, COMS

Personnel Preparation Coordinator

512-206-9156