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TSBVI Outreach Coffee Hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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**Last session update of the school year!**

Looking for some PD Time? Need a chance to visit with colleagues?

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired hosts a “Coffee Hour” each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 AM CDT for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school staff.

Please join members of our Outreach team in discussing topics related to supporting students and families of students with visual impairments or who are deafblind.

Captioning will be provided, if you need anything else, please email Kaycee Bennett at

Schedule (No Pre-Registration Required)

Wednesday, May 13th: Keyboarding: When, What, and How with Cecilia Robinson

Friday, May 15th: Practical Home-Based ECC with Kathi Garza and Eva Lavigne

Monday, May 18th: The Key Points of Active Learning with Patty Obrzut

Wednesday, May 20th: ONH Teaching Strategies with Dr. Terese Pawletko and Robbin Clark

Friday, May 22nd: Quality Interactions with Children who are Deafblind with Deanna Peterson and Edgenie Bellah 

*Note - There will not be a session on Memorial Day, May 25th.

Wednesday, May 27th: CVI and O&M Discussion with Dr. Christine Roman
For ACVREP credit, register at
If you do not need ACVREP credit, no need to register, just join us at

Friday, May 29th: Fun Activities with Optical Devices with Chrissy Cowan and Scott Baltisberger

Let us know how we are doing!

Please complete our session evaluation form.

Looking for certificates, handouts, chat logs, or recordings?

Browse resources from past sessions.

Notes on using Zoom

Due to reaching maximum capacity for our Zoom room, we have switched to a platform that can allow more participants to join.

Please note that the Zoom link will no longer be the same for each session.

TSBVI Outreach Zoom Security

TSBVI Outreach is aware of current concerns with the Zoom videoconferencing platform, and we are following recommended practices to prevent unauthorized users from disrupting the events that we host in Zoom. To date, we have not had any adverse incidents during our webinars or the TSBVI Coffee Hour.

TSBVI Outreach takes the following precautions to keep our meetings safe:

Authenticated Users - all participants must be logged into a Zoom account, or verified through a Google or Facebook account. Requiring sign-ins allows us to hold participants accountable for their actions in the meeting. Please create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one.

Waiting Room - before the session starts, all participants must log into a waiting room. The waiting room allows us to be aware of who is attending the meeting and helps prevent disruption.

Recordings - Occasionally, we record the TSBVI Outreach Coffee Hour sessions for later viewing. If the session is being recorded, you will be notified by Zoom upon entry into the event.

Please email our media team at if you have questions or concerns about attending TSBVI Outreach Zoom events.