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How to get CEUs for watching TSBVI Outreach Videos

You can select a topic at the top of the page to filter options. For example: Active Learning.

Each topic will filter to show you a listing of different sessions available for viewing. A double asterisk (**) before the session title indicates that the content is available for ACVREP or SBEC credit. If there is NOT a double asterisk (**) next to the title, then the content is not approved for credit; it is only available for viewing. Each listing available for credit will have a link to register in ESC-Works.

How to register for CEUs in ESC-Works

In order to receive continuing education credit (SBEC and/or ACVREP) for the archived webinar you must do the following:

  • Login and register for the event at our ESCWorks Registration Site.If you are a first time user, you will need to create an account.
  • View the archived webinar in its entirety.
  • Fill out the Delayed Viewing Request. You will be marked as attended by an outreach staff person, and you will receive an evaluation notification.
  • Complete the online evaluation and provide the session code in the online evaluation form. This code is found in your emailed registration confirmation.
  • If you would like more detailed instructions, download a printable handout of this process.

What happens after you submit your delayed viewing request?

Delayed viewing requests are answered Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with the exception of holidays and breaks. Once you submit your Delayed Viewing Request Form, you will be marked attended by an outreach staff person.

After you are marked attended, you should receive an email from [email protected]. It will contain a direct link to your online evaluation. A pop-up window will appear when you click the link. Be sure to complete the online evaluation form in its entirety, and supply the session code that is contained in your registration confirmation. Be careful to enter the code correctly. You can immediately download your certificate from that same window.

If you cannot locate your emailed evaluation, you can log into your ESCWorks account and go to: Registration History / Certificates, click on Online Sessions, and click on the Complete sub-tab. A link to your evaluation will be located under the title of the session. Any and all of your certificates for completed sessions will be located in your Registration History, if you should need to download them again. Posted below on the second page of the handout is a screenshot illustrating where to find the links described.

**Designing Routines – September 2017

Using video, webinar series participants will collaborate with one another throughout the school year in order to design effective and meaningful routines for their own students. Webinar moderators will present the first student (in September) and participants will volunteer for subsequent student videos. Participants will make suggestions for what will help the student within the routine. The staff who shares their student video will follow up in the next session with video and/or discussion of how the suggestions worked out for the student. This program is open-captioned.

**Hearing Issues for Students with Deafblindness: Auditory Training for Students with MIVI

This webinar will explore the connection between the auditory system and the development of sensory motor and language skills. We will examine the importance of creating active learning routines which focus on helping children who are blind or deafblind with multiple impairments learn to listen for sound cues in order to be able to move and interact with the people and objects in their environment more independently.

**ECC Series: The ECC for Infants and Toddlers

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.

O&M and Assistive Listening Devices

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.

Instructional Strategies for VI Students Under the Developmental Age of 3

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.

Tactile Symbols

Carol Bittinger, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) discusses the use of Tactile Symbols in calendar, augmented communication, environmental awareness, Reading & Writing, Math, Science and games. Tactile Symbols give students structure and predictability by helping them to organize and document their thoughts and experiences.

Using Tactile Symbols to Enhance Communication

David Wiley, Deafblind Consultant with Outreach Programs, shares basic information about static and dynamic forms of communication and how tactile symbols can enhance receptive and expressive communication for individuals who are blind, deafblind or have additional disabilities.

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