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Successful transition to adulthood for students with visual impairments and deafblindness requires planning and is required by law beginning at age 16.  For students and parents this is a move from the school system where they are entitled to services into adult systems that are based on eligibility.  There is much to learn and even more to understand as the student and his/her family and educational team make this journey.

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Creating a Transition Action Group (TAG)

Employment Challenges and Legal Options

TSBVI EXIT and Post Secondary: Overview and Comparison

EXIT and Post Secondary Programs at TSBVI

Key Things Professionals Should Share with Parents about Transition


Creating a Transition Action Group (TAG) 

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network was on December 9, 2014

Parent and Texas Parent to Parent consultant, Rosemary Alexander, PhD. talks about Pathways to Adulthood and how to create a Transition Action Group to help parents and students transition from school to adulthood.

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Employment Challenges and Legal Options 

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network was on December 12, 2013

Erin Lawler, Public Policy Specialist of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities and formerly with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, presents information highly relevant to TVIs and COMS helping prepare high school students to enter the workforce. Lawler covers rules regarding disclosure of a disability in the employment process, what employers can and cannot ask during an interview, what reasonable accommodations are and how to request them, as well as legal issues related to assistive technology.

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TSBVI EXIT and Post Secondary: Overview and Comparison For Credit

Original broadcast date: 11/12/2015

The EXIT and Post Secondary Programs at TSBVI serve 18-22 year olds who are blind or visually impaired. Assistant Principal for EXIT, Tad Doezema, and Post Secondary Coordinator, Linda Locke provide a side-by-side comparison of the two programs, in order to help professionals and family members determine which program is most appropriate for their student or child.

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EXIT and Post Secondary Programs at TSBVI 

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network: 12/2014

A panel discussion with Kate Hurst, Tad Doezema, Carrie Clark, Laura Lindsey, Paula Willson, and Debra Sewell illustrating the differences between EXIT and the Post Secondary Program through TSBVI and Criss Cole. Four students' programs are examined.

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Key Things Professionals Should Share with Parents about Transition

Original broadcast date over the Texas Education Teleconference Network was on February 13, 2014

 Rosemary Alexander, Transition Coordinator at Texas Parent to Parent, shares information with professionals about how they can help students and families of transition-aged students to plan for successful transitions to adulthood. 

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Individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness use other sensory channels to support access to information. These senses can include hearing, taste, touch, smell and proprioception.  Instruction is frequently provided or at least supported through touch and tactile information.  Learn more about how to use other sensory channels to support learning.


Touch and the Development of the Tactile Sense

This is a short tutorial on the importance of developing the tactile sense in children with visual impairments and deafblindness.  To view this tutorial go to http://www.tsbvi.edu/touch.


Sensory Learning Kits Webinars

Millie Smith, a master teacher specializing in instruction for students with visual impairments who have significant additional disabilities, developed this kit for American Printing House for the Blind.  This kit is for use in the development of skills for learners with the most significant challenges. Is an extensive set of sensory items and written materials that help the most significantly challenged learners increase their curiosity and develop specific skills. Tools in this kit may be used to help create daily schedules, lesson plans, and alternative assessments for play or functional routines.  Among other things included in this kit is the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.  

2014-15 SLK Study Groups

In the 2014-15 school-year Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, both teachers of students with visual impairments and Outreach Programs consultants, conducted a study group to learn more about administration of the assessment included in the SLK. There is no handout for some of these webinars; all the information can be found in the SLK Guidebook and Assessment Forms.

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SLK Study Group 2014-15


  SLK Study Group #1 (Transcript For Credit

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Original date of broadcast: 09/22/2014


The first study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK) as part of Active Learning; facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program.  The agenda includes: Welcome & Ground Rules, SLK Rubric TVI Guide, Student Selection, Collaboration & LMAs, SLK Items, and Discussion & Final Comments.

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  SLK Study Group 2 (TranscriptFor Credit

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Original date of broadcast: 10/27/2014

The second study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program.  The agenda includes:  Welcome & Goals, Sensory Learning Summary, Questions and Final Comments.

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  SLK Study Group 3 (Transcript ) For Credit

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Original date of broadcast: 11/17/2014

The third study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. The agenda includes: Introduction, Sensory Learning Summary, Parent Interview and Arousal State Profile.

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  SLK Study Group 4 ( TranscriptFor Credit

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Original broadcast date: 12/15/2014

The fourth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar discusses the Arousal State Profile, the Sensory Response Record and the Appetite Aversion List.  The agenda includes: Introduction, Arousal State Profile, Sensory Response Record, Appetite Aversion List and Closing Comments.

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  SLK Study Group 5 (Transcript and HandoutFor Credit

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Original broadcast date: 01/26/2015

The fifth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. In this webinar participants review video and scoring from a Sensory Response Record conducted by Sara and Scott. The agenda includes: Introduction & Review, Assessment Videos and Final Discussion.

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  SLK Study Group 6 (Transcript and HandoutFor Credit

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Original broadcast date: 03/30/2015

The sixth study group session for TVIs learning how to effectively use the Sensory Learning Kit (SLK); facilitated by Scott Baltisberger and Sara Kitchen, VI Education Consultants for the TSBVI Outreach Program. This webinar participants review video and scoring from an Arousal State Profile.
The agenda includes:  Arousal State Profile (ASP), ASP Video - Day 1, ASP Video - Day 2 , and ASP Video - Day 3.

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The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) is the body of knowledge and skills that are needed by students with visual impairments due to their unique disability-specific needs. Students with visual impairments need the expanded core curriculum in addition to the core academic curriculum of general education. The ECC should be used as a framework for assessing students, planning individual goals and providing instruction.

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Addressing the Expanded Core Curriculum

 For CreditThe ECC: #1 Frequently Asked Questions

For CreditThe ECC: #2 Orientation and Mobility

For CreditThe ECC: #3 Social Skills and Self-Determination

For CreditThe ECC: #4 Assistive Technology

For CreditThe ECC: #5 Sensory Efficiency

For CreditThe ECC: #6 Independent Living Skills

For CreditThe ECC: #7 Career Education

For CreditThe ECC: #8 Recreation and Leisure Skills

For CreditThe ECC: #9 ECC and the Family

For CreditVisual Arts and the Expanded Core Curriculum

For CreditCompensatory Skills - Tactile Skills

For CreditLesson Ideas for Self-Determination

For CreditSelf Determination- Be the Boss of Your Assistive Technology

For CreditECC Series: The ECC for Infants and Toddlers

For CreditECC Series: Compensatory Skills - Listening Skills


Administrator's webinar: Addressing the ECC

Original webcast date: 04/08/2014
Description: Essential information for administrators, TVIs and COMS about the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and requirements for evaluation and instruction in the nine areas of the ECC. Christy Householter, Region X Education Service Center leads the discussion.

Administrator's webinar: Addressing the ECC
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The ECC: Webinar #2 - O&M For Credit

The ECC: Webinar #2 - O&M
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Original broadcast date: 10/02/2014

Description: The ECC: Webinar #2 - Orientation & Mobility Christy Householter, from Region X Education Service Center, Ruth Ann Marshal and Chris Tabb, both Statewide O&M Consultants for TSBVI Outreach Programs provide detailed information regarding the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) requirements of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).

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Social Interaction Skills

Visual impairments can socially isolate a student and affect his or her ability to benefit from innumerable non-verbal social cues. This can have an effect on the student’s personal life and future employment.

The ECC: Webinar #3 - Social Skills and Self-Determination For Credit

Social Interaction Skills
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Original broadcast date: 11/06/2014

Description: Ann Adkins, Educational Consultant for TSBVI Outreach Programs, TSBVI Curriculum specialists Debra Sewell and Jeri Cleveland review multiple resources for teaching Social Interaction Skills and Self-Determination as part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Chapters include:

  • Introduction & Handouts
  • Social Interaction Skills
  • Self-Determination
  • Self-Control
  • Employment

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Self-Determination

Self-determination includes decision-making, self-advocacy, and individual responsibility. These skills lead to competence, as opposed to “learned helplessness,” and are appropriate for all students, at all ages and abilities.

See Webinar #3: Social Skills and Self-Determination listed above


Assistive Technology

Access to information in “real time” is a key issue for students with visual impairments. High- and low-tech strategies may be critical for students to access the general curriculum and enhance communications.

The ECC: #4 Assistive Technology For Credit

The ECC: #4 Assistive Technology
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Original broadcast date: 12/04/2014

Description: Sharon Nichols, Assistive Technology Consultant for TSBVI Outreach Programs, details how the ECC "focuses on the knowledge and skills that are essential to learning, how to use technology to access all aspects of daily living, whether at school, at work, at play or at rest." Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • AT and the ECC
  • Components of AT
  • AT Assessment
  • Role of TVI
  • When to Introduce AT
  • Teaching AT
  • What AT is Available?
  • TVI Training Opportunities
  • Types of AT
  • AT Success Stories
  • Tutorials for AT
  • Closing Comments

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Sensory Efficiency

Students are likely to need structured and systematic instruction in visual, tactual, and auditory skills in order to benefit from other areas of the general curriculum and the expanded core curriculum.

The ECC: #5 Sensory Efficiency For Credit

The ECC: #5 Sensory Efficiency
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Original broadcast date: 01/08/2015

Description: Millie Smith, TVI and author of the Sensory Learning Kit demonstrates how to address Sensory Efficiency evaluation and instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • LMA: Sensorimotor Stage
  • Appendixes A thru G
  • Closing Comments

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Independent Living Skills

The myriad of skills that assists with living is primarily learned visually. Students with visual impairments are likely to need structured instruction in personal, financial, and/or home-management skills. Family members may help facilitate learning these skills.

The ECC: #6 Independent Living For Credit

The ECC: #6 Independent Living
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Original broadcast date: 02/05/2015

Description: Independent Living Skills -- Petra Hubbard, TVI and VRT with Region 10 Education Service Center demonstrates how to teach Independent Living Skills as part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • ILS Definition & Resources
  • ILS Videos Part I
  • ILS Videos Part II
  • ILS Videos Part III
  • Questions & Final Comments

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Career Education

With limited ability to learn about employment options via observation, students need to be taught about the various types of career options and the skills necessary to achieve personal goals.

The ECC: #7 Career Education For Credit

The ECC: #7 Career Education
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Original broadcast date: 03/05/2015

Description: Ann Adkins, Education Specialist with the TSBVI Outreach Program introduces Tad Doezema, TSBVI Principal for Career Education Programs and Debra Sewell, TSBVI Curriculum Coordinator. They discuss the curriculum and programs used at TSBVI to implement career education and work exploration for students who are blind or visually impaired or who have multiple disabilities. Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • EXIT and Post-Secondary
  • Using Innovative Courses
  • General Employability
  • MAPS I
  • Work Exploration
  • MAPS II
  • Work Training
  • Links Program
  • Assessment & Documentation
  • Resources for Career Education

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Recreation and Leisure Skills

Students need to be exposed to recreation and leisure activities, as exposure may not happen incidentally. Students should be made aware of modifications needed to make an activity accessible.

The ECC: Webinar #8 - Recreation & Leisure For Credit

The ECC: Webinar #8 - Recreation & Leisure
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Original broadcast date: 04/02/2015

Description: Athletic Director, Joe Paschall and Outreach Director, Cyral Miller, both from tee Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, share a wealth of resources for that TVIs and COMS can use to address student needs for Recreation and Leisure Skills as part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Role of the TVI & COMS
  • Assessment
  • Implications of Visual Conditions
  • Tips for APE/PE Instructors
  • Adaptive Sports for the Blind
  • PE Credits In/Out of School
  • Resources

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The ECC: #9 ECC and the Family For Credit

The ECC: #9 ECC and the Family
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Original broadcast date: 09/10/2015

Description: This webinar is a continuation of last year's series on the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and focuses on the importance of the ECC for students with visual impairments, its impact on them and their families, and the role that family members can play in addressing the ECC. Presenters Ann Adkins, Jean Robinson, and Edgenie Bella discuss family partnerships with education, government, and advocacy organizations such as DARS-DBS, DBMAT and TAPVI. Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Partners for Success
  • DARS DBS
  • DBMAT
  • TAPVI
  • Resources

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Visual Arts and the Expanded Core Curriculum For Credit

Visual Arts and the Expanded Core Curriculum
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Original broadcast date: 10/19/2015

Description: All too often, students with visual impairment are excluded or discouraged from participation in the visual arts, under the mistaken assumption that such undertakings would be of little benefit or interest for them. This webinar discusses why art matters, and how to meet the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired in the area of visual arts. Facilitated by Scott Baltisberger & Chrissy Cowan, TVIs & Education Consultants with TSBVI Outreach, and TSBVI Art Teacher, Gretchen Bettes. Chapters include:

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ECC Series: Compensatory Skills - Tactile Skills For Credit

ECC Series: Compensatory Skills - Tactile Skills
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Original broadcast date: 12/10/2015

Description: Our ECC webinar series continues with a focus on tactile skills, an important part of the Compensatory/Access Skills area. Compensatory skills refer to the use of strategies, techniques, and adapted materials that students with visual impairments need to access the general education and common core curricula. Facilitated by Ann Adkins, Educational Consultant and featuring members of the TSBVI Curriculum Development Team, Debra Sewell and Jeri Cleveland. Chapters include:

  • Tactile Skills Development
  • Prep for Tactile Learning
  • Hierarchy of Tactile Skills
  • Team Work

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Lesson Ideas for Self-Determination For Credit

Lesson Ideas for Self-Determination
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Original broadcast date: 01/12/2016

Description: Are you concerned about how to address all of the areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), especially those that seem a little hard to define?  Self-Determination is one area that means many things to different people. Come join us as we talk about our ideas for teaching self-determination skills, and share some of yours.  Chapters include:

  • Scope and Sequence
  • Unit 1: The Eye & Sight
  • Unit 2: Student Toolbox
  • Links on TSBVI website
  • Unit 2: Lesson 11
  • Unit 2: Lesson 13
  • Units 3 & 4

You may also want to review and/or download this information on Units and Lessons for Self-Determination.

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Self Determination- Be the Boss of Your Own Technology

Original webcast date: 3/7/2019
Description: This is the fifth in a series focusing on self-determination skills. The presenters will share lesson plans designed to assist itinerant TVIs with goals and objectives related to teaching students how to manage their own assistive technology. The lesson plans will cover such topics as: • Facilitating student participation in the selection of devices. • Determining which device is best for the student. • Assisting the student in planning the use of AT throughout the school day and at home (for homework).

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ECC Series: The ECC for Infants and Toddlers For Credit

ECC Series: The ECC for Infants and Toddlers
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Original broadcast date: 01/14/2016

Description: How do you provide assessment and instruction in all areas of the ECC when your student is an infant or toddler? In our continuing ECC series this webinar will take a look at this issue and offer ideas and resources for instruction. Chapters include:

  • ECC & Early Childhood
  • Functional Vision Evaluation
  • Sensory Play & Exploration
  • Activities and the ECC
  • Work within Family's Routine

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ECC Series: Compensatory Skills - Listening Skills For Credit

ECC Series: Compensatory Skills - Listening Skills
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Original broadcast date: 04/14/2016

Description: Listening is a skill that uses the sense of hearing. Listening skills for students who are blind or visually impaired are essential for developing all areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum, and, as such, must be taught with systematic instruction. Ann Adkins, Educational Consultant for TSBVI Outreach Programs identifies elements of listening skills and provides resources for evaluation and instruction. Chapters include:

  • Importance of Listening Skills
  • Teaching Listening Skills
  • Resources for Instruction
  • Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn
  • Listening Skills & Literacy

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Part 4

Articles

Early Tactile Learning

By Jeri Cleveland and Debra Sewell

The authors discuss the importance of fine and gross motor development for children with visual impairments. The importance of learning based on hands-on experiences is also discussed.

Some Things to Learn from Learning Through Touch

By Kate Moss Hurst

This article shares information about the book, Learning Through Touch, by Mike McLinden and Stephen McCall. Special attention is paid to the anatomy and physiology of touch and the functions of touch.

The Importance of Touch in Parent-Infant Bonding

By Gigi Newton

Evelyn Guyer, a certified infant massage therapist, trained individuals in the use of Bonding And Relaxation Therapy (BART) and received a grant to train parents and others to use these techniques with deafblind children. Gigi Newton wrote this article about some of the work being done by Evelyn and others that was published in the July 1992 edition of P.S. News.

Other Resources

Reflections on Deafblindness: Hands and Touch 

Presented by Barbara Miles for Perkins School
In this webcast, Barbara Miles, a well-known author and lecturer, discusses the unique function hands serve for individuals who are deafblind. For people with vision and hearing impairments, hands become eyes, ears, and a voice. Barbara’s realization that hands have so many critical roles changed the way she interacts with the hands of children who are deafblind.

Conversations: Connecting and Learning With Persons Who Are Deafblind

Presented by Barbara Miles

Barbara Miles, a well-known author and lecturer, discusses the methodology of conversations in connecting and learning with students who are deafblind. Miles encourages people to duplicate the successful elements of their interactions with others and make them accessible to those with limited vision and hearing. She also suggests other strategies for making a conversational connection with those who cannot see or hear. 

Integrating Print and Braille: A Recipe for Literacy, Chapter 3: Enhancing Vision Through Touch

Editor: Sharon Maneki

A collection of articles that discuss how touch can support the use of residual or low vision in learning.


Return to Introduction: Touch and the Development of the Tactile Sense

Return to Part 1: Importance of Touch and Tactile Skills

Return to Part 2: Awareness of Existing Tactile Skills

Return to Part 3: Interacting with Others Tactilely/Tactile Communication

 

Instruction in orientation and mobility, one of the Expanded Core Curriculum areas, helps students know where they are in relation to people and things in the environment, how to get where they want to go and how to get there safely by walking or using a wheelchair or using transportation.


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Index

 Caseload Point SystemFor Credit

For Credit What is a Bioptic? What is My Role as a COMS?

For Credit Location Literacy

 Tactile Maps GuidelinesFor Credit

Inside the Adaptive Brain

Building Spatial Skills through Video Game Play

O&M and Listening Devices

Using the 2013 Michigan Severity Scale for O&M

Guide Techniques


Caseload Point System

Original webcast date: 5/8/2018
Description: Current caseload point systems from around the country will be discussed in relation to finding a point system that represents students’ functional needs and the workload of COMS’s and TVI’s. These concepts for caseload point systems will then be applied to administrative action triggers to allow for naturally occurring staff level changes based on student enrollment rather than having to rely on direct and often time consumer advocacy of the COMS, TVI, parent, or other blindness/vision professional. Specific suggestions for creating a caseload point system that represents a district’s or region’s unique set of variables will be addressed.

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What's a Bioptic? How can COMS support potential drivers?

Original webcast date: 10/4/2017
Description: “Can I be a driver?” is an emotion packed question for a teenager who has low vision. As part of travel skills, a COMS is likely to hear this question asked by a student or curious adults. What is the COMS role in regards to pre-driver training, use of the bioptic, or student driver instruction? The presenters will answer these questions in addition to previewing a one-day workshop that focuses on the driving question for students and parents.

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Location LiteracyFor Credit

Original webcast date: 10/04/2016
Description: When individuals know how to use coordinates, convert between systems or coordinates, organize and access databases of points of interest, navigate in virtual space, etc. they open up new horizons of opportunity. This Webinar focuses on professionals developing their own location literacy skills as well as learning strategies and techniques for developing the skills of the students they work with.

Location Literacy

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Tactile Maps Guidelines

Original webcast date: 3/6/2018
Description: This webinar will look at how to create tactile maps using guidelines for students who are blind and visually impaired. It will include examples of how to represent point features, line features, area features, names with braille characters, map keys and legends, compass rose indicators, etc. Various computer programs such as Microsoft Word and vector graphics programs will also be discussed. Guidelines and other resources can be found in the LiveBinder at: http://bit.ly/tactilemap

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Inside the Adaptive Brain

Original webcast date: 11/03/2015
Description: Inside the Adaptive Brain of Individuals with Ocular Blindness and Cortical Visual Impairment. Keynote presentation by Dr. Lofti Merabet at the 2016 SWOMA conference.

Inside the Adaptive Brain
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Inside the Adaptive Brain Q&A

Original webcast date: 11/03/2015
Description: Question & Answer session after keynote presentation, Inside the Adaptive Brain of Individuals with Ocular Blindness and Cortical Visual Impairment. Dr. Lofti Merabet at the 2016 SWOMA conference.

Inside the Adaptive Brain Q&A
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Building Spatial Skills through Video Game Play

Original webcast date: 11/03/2015
Description: Developing Spatial Navigation Skills through Video Game Play. Keynote presentation by Dr. Lofti Merabet at the 2016 SWOMA conference. Dr. Merabet shows the neuroscience behind evidence-based enhancements in navigation skills for individuals who are blind by using audio/video games to motivate learners and stimulate brain function.

Building Spatial Skills through Video Game Play
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Building Spatial Skills through Video Game Play Q&A

Original webcast date: 11/03/2015
Description: Question & answer session for Developing Spatial Navigation Skills through Video Game Play. Keynote presentation by Dr. Lofti Merabet at the 2016 SWOMA conference. Dr. Merabet shows the neuroscience behind evidence-based enhancements in navigation skills for individuals who are blind by using audio/video games to motivate learners and stimulate brain function.

Building Spatial Skills through Video Game Play Q&A
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O&M and Assistive Listening Devices

Original webcast date: 02/27/2014
Description: This webinar is an interview with Educational Audiologist Lisa Sutherland about types of assistive listening devices used for different types of hearing losses; and how those devices might be used and/or programmed to help deafblind students better identify environmental sounds for orientation and mobility.

O&M and Assistive Listening Devices
Downloads: Audio (mp3) Transcript (txt) TETN 20442 O&M and Assistive Listening Devices handout (doc)

Using 2013 Michigan Severity Scales for O&M

Original webcast date: 10/16/2014
Description: Webinar on how to use the 2013 Michigan Severity Scales for Orientation & Mobility. Chris Tabb & Ruth Ann Marsh, COMS with Outreach Programs at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired discuss the purpose of the scales and how to use the Basic and Plus+ Scales to make a professional recommendation on the level of O&M services. They demonstrate how to use the Basic scale with sample student data.

Using 2013 Michigan Severity Scales for O&M
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Guide Technique

Description: This video provides direct instruction on how to assist an individual who is blind using guide technique, a mobility system where a guide safely and efficiently walks with a traveler who is blind. Specific skills in basic guide technique, how to go through doorways, how to go up and down stairs, how to handle narrow passageways, adaptations for special situations, etc. along with common courtesies are described and demonstrated.

Guide Technique
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For teachers of students with visual impairments and blindness, providing instruction in Braille and the production of braille (including tactile graphics) for students is a critical issue.  These broadcasts focus on a variety of issues and resources related to braille.


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        Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille-Transcription 2011

For Credit Where Do I Start with Music Braille?

        TETN 20444 Braille Music

For Credit Getting Started with UEB

 Tactile Maps GuidelinesFor Credit

For Credit Braille Production Study Group - MathType & Word 2010


Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille-Transcription, 2011

Description: Description: 1 of 7, TETN #20437 - Sue Mattson discusses the importance of braille formatting, Part 1 of 2. Review of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) recently released Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille Transcription, 2011. This completely revised publication that is available in three accessible electronic versions on the BANA website.  The new publication is the result of an extensive revision of the previous braille formats publication.  The revision was worked on for 10 years by members of BANA’s Braille Formats Technical Committee.

Braille Formats: Principles of Print-to-Braille-Transcription, 2011
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Where Do I Start with Music Braille?

Original webcast date: 02/23/2016
Description: This webinar with demonstrate how to support music instruction in general education, specifically for elementary and middle school students. There will be discussion of whether a music assignment should be scanned and produced or just manually produced as the best solution for a specific lesson.

Where Do I Start with Music Braille?

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TETN 20444 Braille Music

Description: Braille Music code puts all the nuances of a musical composition under the fingertips of the blind reader. This TETN discusses the need for braille music, demonstrates the basic formatting; and illustrates software used for transcribing and/or composing braille music.

TETN 20444 Braille Music
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Getting Started with UEB

Description: Jeri Cleveland, Curriculum Instructor and Sue Mattson, Braille Production Coordinator at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired introduce viewers to the Unified English Braille (UEB) code and provide tips and resources to help teachers and students make to transition.

Getting Started with UEB

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Tactile Maps Guidelines

Original webcast date: 3/6/2018
Description: This webinar will look at how to create tactile maps using guidelines for students who are blind and visually impaired. It will include examples of how to represent point features, line features, area features, names with braille characters, map keys and legends, compass rose indicators, etc. Various computer programs such as Microsoft Word and vector graphics programs will also be discussed. Guidelines and other resources can be found in the LiveBinder at: http://bit.ly/tactilemap

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Braille Production Study Group - MathType & Word 2010

Description: Patrick Van Geem, Outreach Consultant and Sue Mattson, Braille Production Coordinator with the Texas School for the Blind and the Visually Impaired demonstrate using MathType in MS Word 2010 to prepare math worksheets using Duxbury or Tiger Software Suite braille translation software. Webinar held 2015-02-24. Webinar held 2015-02-24.

Braille Production Study Group - MathType & Word 2010

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Infants with visual impairments must meet eligibility criteria before they receive VI or O&M services. The assessment that must be conducted by a TVI or O&M is the Functional Vision Evaluation (FVE).  Completing the FVE with an infant or toddler can be challenging.  These series of videos by Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist describes how she developed the Functional Vision Assessment Kit using her 40 plus years of experience with children who are blind or visually impaired. Lois inventories materials in the kit and briefly describes how they are used in assessing functional vision of infants and young children.  Specific examples of the procedures are shown.


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You must register for each event prior to submitting the Delayed Viewing Request in order to obtain continuing education credit.

Index

TETN 32954 - Functional Vision Assessment for VI Infants

Functional Vision Assessment Kit

Parent and TVI Interaction

Comparison of Two Functional Vision Assessments

Observations from Two Functional Vision Assessments

For CreditECC Series: The ECC for Infants and Toddlerss


TETN 32954 - Functional Vision Assessment for VI Infants

Original webcast date: 10/21/2014
Description: Ann Rash, VI Infant Consultant with the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Outreach Program introduces viewers to Pediatric Vision Specialist Lois Harrell. Harrell shows viewers some of the items in her Functional Vision Assessment Kit, conducts two FVAs, and discusses her assessments.

TETN 32954 - Functional Vision Assessment for VI Infants
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Lois Harrell Videos on Functional Vision Assessment of Infants and Toddlers 

Part 1 - Functional Vision Assessment Kit

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist describes how she developed the Functional Vision Assessment Kit using her 40 plus years of experience with children who are blind or visually impaired. Lois inventories materials in the kit and briefly describes how they are used in assessing functional vision of infants and young children.

Part 1 - Functional Vision Assessment Kit
Downloads: Transcript (txt)

Part 2 - Parent and TVI Interaction

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist demonstrates positive ways to interact with parents who have questions or misconceptions about their child's functional vision. Parents of a child who is blind or visually impaired may not immediately understand the difference between the ophthalmological, or physical assessment of their child's vision and the functional assessment; how their child uses his/her vision.

Part 2 - Parent and TVI Interaction
Downloads: Transcript (txt)

Part 3 - Comparison of Two Functional Vision Assessments

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist narrates video of her conducting Functional Vision Assessments with two young children. The children had different visual systems and required different techniques during the assessment.

Part 3 - Comparison of Two Functional Vision Assessments
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Part 4 - Observations from Two Functional Vision Assessments

Description: Lois Harrell, Pediatric Vision Specialist narrates video of her conducting Functional Vision Assessments with two young children and makes observations about the functional vision of each child.

Part 4 - Observations from Two Functional Vision Assessments
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ECC Series: The ECC for Infants and ToddlersFor Credit

Original webcast date: 01/14/2016
Description: How do you provide assessment and instruction in all areas of the ECC when your student is an infant or toddler? In our continuing ECC series this webinar will take a look at this issue and offer ideas and resources for instruction.

ECC Series:  The ECC for Infants and Toddlers

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Active Learning approach was developed by Dame Lilli Nielsen, sibling of and teacher to individuals with visual impairments and deafblindness in Denmark.  Her approach has been widely used throughout Texas, the nation and the world to address learning for children who are developmentally under the age of four years old regardless of their chronological age. Her approach is used with many students who in addition to visual impairments and blindness have additional disabilities such as hearing loss, fine and gross motor issues, and social or emotional delays. She based her approach on the typical development of infants and toddlers as discussed by Piaget and others, asking what impact visual impairments with additional disabilities have in this development. Dr. Nielsen describes five phases of educational techniques the adult should use in interacting with the child in a variety of specifically designed "learning environments". She also encourages programming that provides the child with many opportunities daily to explore and experience these learning environments independently without interference from the adult. 


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Active Learning Study Group 2018-19

 Active Learning Study Group - April 2019For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - January 2019 (Constructive Play)For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - September 2018 (Hand Development)For Credit

Active Learning Study Group 2017-18

 Active Learning Study Group - September 2017 (Choosing Materials)For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - November 2017 (Active Learning with Older Students)For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - January 2018 (Students with CVI using Active Learning)For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - March 2018 (Setting up Your Classroom for Active Learning)For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - May 2018 (Choosing Equipment)For Credit

Active Learning Study Group 2016-17

 Active Learning Study Group - September 2016 (Active Learning Space website)For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - November 2016 (From Assessment to IEP Development)For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group - January 2017 (General Curriculum and Active Learning)For Credit

       Active Learning Study Group - March 2017; this session was not recorded due to technical difficulties. The content was presented during the May 2017 Active Learning Study Group below.

 Active Learning Study Group - May 2017 (Narbethong State Special School Presentation of Active Learning)For Credit


Functional Scheme

 Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - September 2015For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - December 2015For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - January 2016For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - March 2016For Credit

 Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - May 2016For Credit


Early Learning Step by Step

 Early Learning Step by Step - Chapter 3 - Movements: A Prerequisite for LearningFor Credit

 Early Learning Step by Step - Chapter 4 - Coordination of MovementsFor Credit

 Early Learning Step by Step - Chapter 5 - Materials and ToysFor Credit

 Early Learning Step by Step - Chapter 6 - Learning to ChewFor Credit

 Early Learning Step by Step - Chapter 7 - Learning to EatFor Credit

 Early Learning Step by Step - Chapters 8 & 9 - Learning to Undress, Dress and Constructive PlayFor Credit


Applying Active Learning Strategies

Instructional Strategies for Visually Impaired Students Under the Developmental Age of 3

Addressing Access to the Core and Expanded Core Curricula Using Active Learning Access to the Core and Expanded Core Curricula Using Active Learning


Active Learning Study Group - April 2019

Original webcast date: 4/18/2019
Description: Oral motor skill development refers to the use and function of the lips, tongue, hard and soft palates, jaw, and teeth. The movement and coordination of these structures is very important in speech production, safe swallowing, and consuming various food items.

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Active Learning Study Group - January 2019

Original webcast date: 1/24/2019
Description: This webinar on Constructive Play is presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, Occupational Therapists at Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Michigan.

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Active Learning Study Group - September 2018

Original webcast date: 9/27/2018
Description: This webinar will be presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, who are both Occupational Therapists at Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Michigan.

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Active Learning Study Group - September 2017

Original webcast date: 9/28/2017
Description: This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations. This program is open-captioned.

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Active Learning Study Group - November 2017

Original webcast date: 11/30/2017
Description: This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations.

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Active Learning Study Group - January 2018

Original webcast date: 1/25/2018
Description: This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning.

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Active Learning Study Group - March 2018

Original webcast date: 3/29/2018
Description: This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations.

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Active Learning Study Group - May 2018

Original webcast date: 5/17/2018
Description: This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. This webinar focuses on Active Learning equipment, Resonance Board, Support Bench, Essef Board, and HOPSA Dress.

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Active Learning Study Group - September 2016

Original webcast date: 9/22/2016
Description: Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  Dates for the orignial broadcasts in this series includes: 9/22/16, 11/10/16, 1/16/17, 3/30/17 and 5/25/17.

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Active Learning Study Group - November 2016

Original webcast date: 11/10/2016
Description: Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  Dates for the orignial broadcasts in this series includes: 9/22/16, 11/10/16, 1/16/17, 3/30/17 and 5/25/17.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning Study Group - January 2017

Original webcast date: 1/26/2017
Description: Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen. In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction. Attention will be given to organizing the student’s day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.

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Downloads: Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf) Transcript (txt)

Active Learning Study Group - May 2017

Original webcast date: 05/25/2017
Description: Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen. In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction. Attention will be given to organizing the student’s day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)


Functional Scheme Assessment 

During 2015-16 TSBVI Outreach staff are hosting a series of webinars focusing on Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Functional Scheme assessment tool. These webinars are hosted by Kate Hurst and Matt Schultz and include special presenters from Penrickton Center for the Blind in Michigan.  There will be 5 total webinars: September, December, January, March, and May.

Active Learning Study Group - September 2015

Original webcast date: 09/15/2015
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-2016 will focus on Dr. Nielsen's "The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment." this assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. In our September webinar covers plans for participation, the sequence of study, planning a process for completing the assessment and determining the involvement of various educational team members. Participants need to choose one student to focus on and complete part of the assessment, as a requirement for participation. Other dates for this series include December 1, 2015, January 21, 2016, March 29, 2016, and May 24, 2016.

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Active Learning Study Group - December 2015

Original webcast date: 12/01/2016
Description: Scoring the Social & Emotional Perception assessment of the Functional Scheme. The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-2016 will focus on Dr. Nielsen's "The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment." This assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. Participants will need to choose one student they wish to focus on to complete at least part of the assessment as a requirement for participation in the study group.  Other dates for this series include December 1, 2015, January 21, 2016, March 29, 2016, and May 24, 2016.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning Study Group - January 2016

Original webcast date: 01/21/2016
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-16 will focus on Dr. Nielsen's "The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment." This assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. In our January webinar we will review several sections of the assessment and look at video examples of a student to see how these sections were scored. Participants will be asked to complete at these parts of the assessment before the March study group.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning Study Group - March 2016

Original webcast date: 3/29/2016
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-16 will focus on Dr. Nielsen's "The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment." This assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. In our March webinar we will review several sections of the assessment and look at video examples of a student to see how these sections were scored. Participants will be asked to complete at these parts of the assessment before the May study group.

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Downloads: Handout (pdf) Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Active Learning Study Group - May 2016

Original webcast date: 05/24/2016
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-16 will focus on Dr. Nielsen's "The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment." This assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. In our May webinar we will review several sections of the assessment and look at video examples of a student to see how these sections were scored.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)


Early Learning Step by Step For Credit

During 2014-15 staff from the Outreach Programs hosted a series of Active Learning Study Group webinars which focused on a book written by Dr. Nielsen titled Early Learning Step-by-Step.  Additional there are two TETN video conferences related to active learning.

In "Early Learning - Step by Step" Dr. Nielsen discusses how environmental intervention can facilitate the child who is visually impaired with additional disabilities achieve motor and other abilities through Active Learning. This book contrasts how children, with and without visual impairment and additional disabilities, achieve the pre-requisites for learning, for example, to sit unsupported, to eat, to walk and to play constructively. This book may be purchased at www.lilliworks.com if you would like to more fully benefit from these study group webcasts.


Early Learning Step by Step - Chapter 3 - Movements: A Prerequisite for Learning

Original webcast date: 10/07/2014
Description: The ability to move is a prerequisite for learning. But how does an infant learn to move? This webinar looks at both typical development and the differences for a child with visual and multiple impairments or deafblindness in this area.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Active Learning study group - Chapter 4

Original webcast date: 11/4/2014
Description: TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapter 4, in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning study group - Chapter 5

Original webcast date: 12/02/2014
Description: TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapter 5, in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning. This webinar, held 2014-12-02, looks at different Active Learning materials. (see chapters below)

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Downloads: Handout (pdf) Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Active Learning study group - Chapter 6

Original webcast date: 01/06/2015
Description: TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator, Ann Rash, Early Childhood Intervention and Sara Kitchen, Educational Consultant discuss Chapter 6, in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning. This webinar, held 2015-01-06, was to support development of mouth motor skills in infants with disabilities.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning study group - Chapter 7

Original webcast date: 03/03/2014
Description: TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapter 7, Learning to Eat in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning. This webinar, held 2015-03-03, was to support development of mouth motor skills in infants with disabilities.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Handout (pdf) Audio (mp3)

Active Learning study group - Chapters 8 & 9

Original webcast date: 04/07/2015
Description: TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapters 8 and 9 in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Handout (pdf) Audio (mp3)


Instructional Strategies for VI Students Under the Developmental Age of 3 - TETN 20440

Original webcast date: 01/30/2014
Description: Kate Hurst discusses strategies for instruction when a child or student with visual impairment or deafblindness is under the developmental age of 3 years; i.e. in the sensory-motor stage. 11 specific strategies are discussed, with reference to research by Dr. van Dijk, Lilli Nielsen, and Barbara Miles.

Downloads: Audio (mp3) Transcript (txt) Handout (pdf)

Addressing Access to the Core and Expanded Core Curricula Using Active Learning - TETN 33097

Original webcast date: 04/21/2015
Description: Kate Hurst and Scott Baltisberger with the Outreach Programs at TSBVI and Lottie Tomko, Statewide Lead for the Low Incidence Disabilities Network discuss different ways of addressing the Expanded Core Curriculum using Active Learning instructional strategies, tools, and techniques.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Handout (pdf) Audio (mp3)

Not all TETNs may be available from your ESC. Please contact your Vision Consultant or Low Incidence Disabilities Consultant before you register to make sure your ESC will have a viewing room for a specific TETN. If your ESC is not broadcasting the event, you may view it on our On-the-Go Learning site at a later date and receive credit using the Delayed Viewing Form available on the TSBVI website.

In order to be eligible for continuing education credit for participation in any TSBVI TETN broadcasts, you must register for the event with TSBVI, sign/submit a roster from the viewing site and complete an evaluation using a code. All of our events (webinars, TETN Broadcasts, workshops and conferences) require a registration in our new online system. Go to http://txtsbvi.escworks.net  ( External link ) and view the Calendar of Sessions. You will need to create an account the first time you enter the site. 

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September 16, 2014

2:30-4 PM

32132

#Disability, #Employment, #HigherEd: How to Protect Your Rights on Social Media

TETN

This TETN will be presented by Erin Lawler, Associate Director of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for the Texas Council of Community Centers.

Job applicants, don’t let your Facebook profile make you face unemployment. Employers, don’t get Insta-slammed with a civil rights violation. Tune in to this “Pinteresting” presentation on September 16th to learn more about scenarios like these:

  • John, a high school student, posts a photo of himself on Instagram with his service dog. He applies for a summer job, but when the employer sees the Instagram photo, she decides not to hire John because of his disability.
  • Beth is interviewing for college admission. As part of the interview, the college recruiter asks her to log-in to Facebook so that he can see her page. Beth refuses to log-in and later finds out that she was not accepted to the college.
  • Sarah’s boss learns through Facebook that Sarah’s mom has cancer. He lets his other employees know about the cancer and passes around a “Get Well Soon” card for Sarah’s mom.

Some of the people in the scenarios above have broken the law -- but who has and who hasn’t may surprise you! Through this presentation, you will learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act apply at work and school and how to protect yourself from discrimination. #dontmissit!

Audience: Anyone

Handout for this session will be emailed to registered participants.

 

October 21, 2014

2:30-4 PM

32954

Functional Vision Assessment for VI Infants

TETN

Ann Rash, Early Childhood consultant with the Visually Impaired Outreach Program will introduce the new videos on the TSBVI website of Lois Harrell, TVI, conducting functional vision evaluations (FVE) on two infants. Her FVE protocol for infants and children who are non-verbal will be available for download.

 

November 5, 2014

3-4 PM

32135

Step by Step: VI Registration and Deafblind Child Count

TETN

In this TETN Sue Enoch will provide information on the completion of both the VI Registration and Deafblind Child Count. Explanations will be given for why we do this data gathering and how the data is used. Then, she will demonstrate how to complete the process. Opportunities will be provided to ask questions about eligibility, statewide demographics, and other issues.

 

December 9, 2014

3-4 PM

32966

Creating a Transition Action Group

TETN

Texas Parent to Parent (TXP2P) is an organization that can help a small local group of parents (called a TAG or Transition Action Group) to unite and meet regularly about the transition of their children to adulthood. This broadcast will share information about this initiative and how TXP2P can support individuals who want to learn more about this process.

 

January 15, 2015

2:30-4 PM

32955

Strategies to Help Young People with Deafblindness and Behavior Issues

TETN

Challenging behavior may have many causes, but can often be a direct result of issues related to sensory impairments. In these cases, intervention should be based on strategies that take into account the effects of deafblindness on the ability of the child to gather information, understand the environment, communicate, and feel secure. Behavior is best addressed through prevention, by consistently using strategies that reduce the motivation of students to engage in problem behaviors. Instances of behavior problems can be reduced for most students with deafblindness by using effective communication and support strategies.

 

March 4, 2015

3-4 PM

32136

APH: What Have They Come Up With Now? - Cancelled

TETN

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has some new products you should check out. This presentation will look at products new to the catalog and share information about how they can be used with students who have visual impairments.

 

April 21, 2015

2:30-4 PM

33097

Addressing Access to the Core and Expanded Core Curricula Using Active Learning

TETN

Students with visual and multiple impairments or deafblindness who are under the developmental age of 3 benefit from the Active Learning approach to instruction developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen. Teachers and administrators will learn how this approach to instruction can be used to meet requirements related to accessing the Core Curriculum and Expanded Core Curriculum for these students with the most profound disabilities functioning below the developmental age of 3.