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Spring 2019

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Training Opportunities Sponsored by TSBVI Outreach:  (https://www.tsbvi.edu/tsbvi-training/outreach-workshops-conferences)

  • December 11, 2018  

“Studies in DeafBlindness for the Advanced Practitioner: with Barbara Miles”

https://txtsbvi.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?&session_id=39651

James C. Durkel Conference Center, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI), Austin, Texas

  • January 8-11, 2019

“January Braille Boot Camp: Braille Document, Tactile Graphic, and Music Production” James C. Durkel Conference Center, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI), Austin, Texas

  • February 21-23, 2019

“2019 Texas Symposium on DeafBlindness Symposium, Preconference and Conference

Austin Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas

  • May 3, 2018

“Low Vision Conference: Literacy for Students Who Rely on Print”

James C. Durkel Conference Center, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI), Austin, Texas

  • June 10th-11th 2019

“Active Learning Conference”

Hosted by Region 10 ESC in the Dallas area (details to be announced).

2018-2019 Webinars from TSBVI Outreach
(all webinars are from 3:00-4:00 Central Time):

https://www.tsbvi.edu/tsbvi-training/webinar-listings

  • January 10, 2019: Accessible Instructional Materials: What TVIs Need to Know
  • January 29, 2019 and March 26, 2019: Designing Routines
  • February 26, 2019: Art for Students with Multiple Impairments
  • March 7, 2019: Self-Determination: Be the Boss of Your Assistive Technology

TSBVI Outreach Study Groups:

https://www.tsbvi.edu/tsbvi-training/webinar-listings

  • Active Learning - January 24, 2019 and April 18, 2019
  • CVI - December 10, 2018, February 11, 2019 and April 15, 20

For COMS:

  • January 31-February 1, 2019

International Online Orientation and Mobility Symposium, a three-day online conference. https://www.orientationandmobilitysymposium.com; contact Kassy Maloney <> for more information

COMING SOON!

Podcasts from TSBVI Outreach Director Emily Coleman: A Sense of Texas:

https://www.tsbvi.edu/podcasts

Join new TSBVI Outreach Director Emily coleman in a new podcast as she gets... A Sense of Texas. Available in the iTunes Store and on Google Play

ANNOUNCING: LETTERS FROM SANTA!

See Paths to Literacy for information on how your child can receive a letter from Santa in braille or large print http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/braille-letters-santa

The deadline for requests is December 15, 2018 for most of the organizations that provide this service. Also see https://brailleworks.com/santa-reads-braille/

Text displays "Braille Letters from Santa" over a open bag of toys in a frame made from candy canes.