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This page lists all TSBVI e-learning courses currently available free of charge for professionals, paraprofessionals, and family members anywhere and on any schedule. Our e-learning courses are designed to be accessible to users of assistive technology.

CEUs are available for self-paced training on Active Learning, Bioptic Driving, CVI Assessment, and Deafblind Intervener Skills. Email Steven Landry, landrys@tsbvi.edu, if you need more information.

E-Learning Course Listing

This page provides a list of all TSBVI e-learning courses currently available for professionals, paraprofessionals, and family members, free of charge. (Note: Bridge registration links on this page are for Non-TSBVI Staff only. If you are a TSBVI employee, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions.)

How to register and claim CEUs for e-learning:

Step 1. Register in escWorks:

EscWorks is the system that records the CEUs that you have earned through all TSBVI Outreach training activities.

If your course offers credits, register for them using the link that says “Register in escWorks to earn credits for completing this course.”

You will see this link in the description for each course on this page that offers CEUs.

If you do not want CEUs for the course, skip to step 2.

If you do not have an escWorks account yet, please set up your profile here (please use the same email address for escWorks and Bridge).

Step 2. Register in Bridge:

This is the system that delivers and tracks your e-learning courses. Once you have access to Bridge, you can self-enroll in courses by clicking on the link that says “Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge” in the course descriptions on this page.

If you do not have a Bridge account yet, please complete the Bridge access form here.

Please use the same email address in Bridge as you do in escWorks. New accounts are set up each Wednesday evening.

Note: if you are a TSBVI employee, you have to log in to Bridge differently. Please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on how to access the courses on this page.

Step 3. Claim your credits:

If your course offers CEUs, please notify TSBVI after you have completed the lesson in Bridge. To claim your credits, make sure you have registered for your course in escWorks , then email landrys@tsbvi.edu.

How to self-register and get CEUs for TSBVI e-learning courses

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Course Listings

Read course descriptions and register for courses below. Courses that offer CUEs for completion will clearly display the number of awarded hours in the course title section.

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CVI Scenarios Phase II – Case Study 2: Eli R.

Topic CVI, Cortical Visual Impairment
CEU's 4

(Please see description for CVI Scenarios-Phase I for full course descriptions)

In Phase II Case Study 2: Eli R., the goal is integrating vision with function. This means the child is beginning to be able to use their vision while at the same time using their other senses, such as tactile and auditory. In this case study, we follow a young man at the beginning of this integration, which may be considered early Phase II.

Register in escWorks to earn credits for completing this course.

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

CVI Scenarios Phase III – Case Study 3: Eli H.

Topic CVI, Cortical Visual Impairment
CEU's 4

(Please see description for CVI Scenarios-Phase I for full course descriptions)

In Phase III Case Study 3: Eli H., the goal is the refinement of the CVI Characteristics. This means the child uses their vision throughout the day but is still not able to perceive or understand all of the visual details of the world. In this phase, we see the social ramifications of difficulties with identifying faces, facial expressions, and non-verbal social communication. In this case study, we follow a young man in early Phase III.

Register in escWorks to earn credits for completing this course.

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

Nemeth Braille Code Courses

Topic Braille, Math, Nemeth Code
CEU's None

Nemeth Braille Code for Instructors and Paraeducators is a series of courses designed to provide easy access to support learning or reinforce Nemeth braille code skills for families, teachers, or paraeducators working with students who are braille readers.

Created by Dr. Derrick Smith, professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, with sections by Janet Bean, Lead Teacher in the TSBVI Curriculum Department, these modules are a companion to the TSBVI publication, Nemeth at a Glance. Although presented in the grade level order that symbols will typically be introduced to students in school, participants can dip in at any level to find the specific symbols and examples they need.

Modules include an explanation of the symbol, relevant rules, and examples of how to use the symbol in math examples. There are multiple samples of using Nemeth within UEB contexts. Short, ungraded quizzes following each module will help document mastery of the material and provide useful feedback. Completing these optional quizzes will lead to a certification of completion.

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge (Notes: No CEUs offered at this time, Non-TSBVI Staff only, If you are TSBVI Staff, please email for instructions on registration)

Foundations of Visual Impairment: Transitions

Topic Transition, Foundations of Visual Impairment
CEU's None

One-part course. Teaching individual students the knowledge and skills that lead to personally successful adult lives, and connecting the students with supports and services for the future is one way to describe Transition Planning. (No CEUs offered at this time)

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge
(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

Foundations of Visual Impairment: Recreation and Leisure

Topic Recreation and Leisure, Foundations of Visual Impairment
CEU's None

Four-part program that shares best practices in helping students select recreational and leisure activities. (No CEUs offered at this time)

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

Foundations of Visual Impairment: Sensory Efficiency Skills

Topic Sensory Efficiency Skills, Foundations of Visual Impairment
CEU's None

Six-part program on the use of the senses in a student’s learning. Covers: Vision, Hearing, Touch, Other senses, and Deafblindness considerations. (No CEUs offered at this time)

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

Foundations of Visual Impairment: Introduction to Assistive Technology

Topic Foundations of Visual Impairment, Assistive Technology
CEU's None

This one-part course provides a basic introduction to the types of assistive technology that are available to students with visual impairment. The lesson also provides basic best practices for helping students get the most from their assistive technology. (No CEUs offered at this time.)

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

Foundations of Visual Impairment: Independent Living Skills

Topic Independent Living Skills, Foundations of Visual Impairment
CEU's None

A six-part program that illustrates methods for teaching independent living skills that students use in daily life.

Topics covered: Modeling, Routines, Cues & Prompts, Wait Times, and Adaptations. (No CEUs offered at this time.)

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

Foundations of Visual Impairment: Family Matters

Topic Foundations of Visual Impairment, Family Matters
CEU's None

This two-part program introduces perceptions of families who have children with disabilities, and tips for improving the practice of offering professional support to those families. (No CEUs offered at this time.)

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

Foundations of Visual Impairment: Educational Systems and Services in Texas

Topic Foundations of Visual Impairment, Educational Systems, Services
CEU's None

This program details the process for establishing Special Education services for students. You will learn about educational teams and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Focus is on programs in Texas, but much of the content is applicable for other locations.

Self-Enroll for the course in Bridge

(Note: If you are TSBVI Staff, please email landrys@tsbvi.edu for instructions on registration)

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Join us for Coffee Hour!

Join us for Coffee Hour! Join members of our Outreach team in discussing topics related to supporting students and families of students with visual impairments or who are deafblind.

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