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Coffee Hour Archive

TSBVI Outreach Coffee Hour recordings are not eligible for delayed viewing credits. To earn CEUs for participating in upcoming sessions, please visit the current registration page.

Behavior Part 2 – What’s Next?

In the Guidance for Planning Behavior Intervention publication, it is noted that there are four pillars that must be addressed to prevent distressed behavior: Safety, Success, Independence, and Connectedness. What can we do to foster feelings in all four of these pillars? In today’s coffee hour, we will review the charts in the back of the publication, look at the strategies listed under each pillar, and begin to work through and describe how those proactive strategies can be applied in the classroom/home/community. Open captioned.

Guidance for Planning Behavior Intervention

Join us for an overview of TSBVIs behavior guidance document. Inappropriate behaviors are a human response to many complex stressors and can lead to an ongoing cycle of behavior/reaction. We will explore ways to break this cycle by offering strategies that foster safety, success, independence, and connectedness with your students by using proactive and responsive strategies. Open captioned.

The CVI Protocol Platform: A Digital CVI Assessment Tool

This presentation will cover the journey of a CVI new assessment tool, The CVI Protocol Platform, what the tool entails, who can use it, and a look into the generated reports. Open captioned.

Deafblind Expanded Core Curriculum Considerations

As part of the new publication, "Essential Tools of the Trade for Teachers of Students who are Deafblind: A How-To Guide for Completing Evaluation", seven considerations for additional expanded core curriculum areas were developed and proposed. This session will review the seven areas, the considerations connected to them, and will provide the opportunity for discussion around each of the proposed areas. Open captioned.

Explore the Expanded Core Collapsed Framework – A 21st Century Approach to the Expanded Core Curriculum with Robbin Clark

Participants will explore the collapsed framework and learn tools for designing Expanded Core instruction. Open captioned.

Insightful Transition – Recognizing What’s Important to and for the Student

This session includes examples and resources for giving your student a voice in transition, helping them plan a life that is meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable. Open captioned and ASL.

Incorporating Bonding and Attachment into an Active Learning Approach

The earliest interactions between infants and caregivers start at birth and are based on direct, body-to-body interactions; they are not object-centered. Recent research shows that these interactions build trust and a sense of connection and are essential for a child’s subsequent development across all areas. Dr. Lilli Nielsen’s Active Learning approach has been ground-breaking in guiding work with children at early stages of development. Her research was centered around how young children interact with objects and their environmentsHer strategies do not focus on body-to-body interactions. During this hour we will be discussing how these earliest interactional strategies can be integrated into an Active Learning approach. Open captioned.

Active Learning Principles: Encouraging Skill Development through Active Participation

Learn simple ideas to engage children with visual impairments and other multiple special needs. Join Patty Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R as she reviews active learning principles for the school and home environment. Video demonstrations will be presented with opportunities for participants to ask questions and expand their knowledge and use of active learning theory. Open captioned.

Lilliworks Active Learning Foundation: An Introduction

Join us for a session discussing Lilliworks, what they do, and how they got started. Open captioned.

Early Childhood O&M – Lessons and Activities for Preschoolers

This session will focus on O&M instructional strategies and activities for working with young children (ages 3-5) attending an early childhood program on a school campus or within the community. These early learning environments provide extensive opportunities for teaching O&M concepts and skills. We'll explore how O&M specialists can introduce new techniques and support skill development for little ones learning to navigate outside of their familiar home environment. Bring your ideas and experiences to share! Open captioned.

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