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Accessible Books and Literacy: Supporting and Encouraging a Love for Literacy Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes. In addition, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a...
Accessible Literacy for Early Readers: Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Deafblind Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 10 – August 20, 2017 and runs for 6 weeks. This course emphasizes the importance of accessible literacy for children who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind. Participants will...
Accessing the Printed Word Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairments access to printed content....
Assessment That Informs Instruction: Don't Just Guess - Assess! Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial explores the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments (TVI) in reading and writing instruction, both as a collaborator with the general classroom teacher and as a...
Audio Supported Reading (ASR) Instructional Strategies Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial provides an overview of how Audio Supported Reading (ASR) can meet the challenges of students with print-related disabilities when used as an instructional strategy. The tutorial also...
Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 17 – August 20, 2017 and runs for 5 weeks. This course will offer practical Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies for educators who work with early communicators with...
Bookshare in Depth Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts date TBD and runs for 5 weeks. This workshop offers staff development that will have a long-lasting impact on teachers, as well as improved outcomes for students with print disabilities. The...
Bookshare in Depth Self-paced | Multiple weeks Bookshare in Depth is made up of 5 sessions, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Students are expected to be familiar with all...
Bookshare Train-the-Trainer Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 10 – August 13, 2017 and runs for 5 weeks. This course offers participants an opportunity to learn how to train others on Bookshare features and functionality. The class offers AT...
Braille and Tactile Graphics Self-paced | 1-2 days There are two webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairments access to printed content. This...
Common Core State Standards: Challenges for Teachers of Students who are Visually Impaired Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial examines the elements that make the Common Core State Standards different from previous state standards, and the challenges they present for students with visual impairments....
Communication and Literacy for Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Self-paced | 1-2 days There are two webinars included in this training module that discuss how to modify the environment and materials for more effective access to literacy and communication for students with visual and...
Differentiating for English Learners Onsite Training | 1-2 days In this interactive, blended workshop on March 10 and March 31, 2018, participants will examine key issues for the English Language Learner (ELL) population and consider ways to implement new...
Dual Media Learners: Instructional Strategies and Assessment Self-paced | 1-2 days Teaching children who are dual media learners presents challenges, but offers incredible rewards as they develop the literacy tools needed for success. This tutorial provides an overview of the...
Effective Access to Communication and Literacy for Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial looks at positioning and other best practices to increase access to technology for students with multiple disabilities during classroom activities and how to effectively use and modify...
Functional Literacy Self-paced | Multiple weeks There are 5 sessions included in this training module on functional literacy for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. The tutorial uses the text Keys to Educational Success...
Get Started Quickly and Easily with Bookshare Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on TBD and runs for 2 weeks. This short course is designed for educators who have little familiarity with Bookshare and want a quick and easy way to get their organizational membership...
Improving Literacy Skills Self-paced | 1-2 days This three part self-paced tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI. This will include literacy...
Introducing the Perkins SMART Brailler Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial from Perkins Solutions is designed to provide an overview of the SMART Brailler's features and benefits, as well as to share ideas on some of the ways in which the SMART Brailler can...
Learning Through Technology: Bookshare and Accessible Reading (FREE Workshop in New Hampshire) Onsite Training | 1-2 days SOLD OUT! Sign up for waiting list. Check out this FREE workshop at other locations in New York and Massachusetts. New York: Dominican CollegeFriday and Saturday, November 10 and 11, 2017 470...

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