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Early Childhood Education Service Delivery: Routines Based Early Intervention Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial is an introduction to the principles of routine based early intervention. The focus will be on teachers of the visually impaired (TVI) using routines to provide vision/sensory specific...
Educating Students with Visual Impairments & Multiple Disabilities: An Overview Self-paced | Multiple weeks There are 3 sessions included in this training module that demonstrate theories and best practices for teaching students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Participants will earn...
Educational Advocacy Self-paced | 1-2 days There are three webcasts included in this training module that address topics of educational advocacy for parents, educators, and policy makers. Participants will earn 1.5 ACVREP credits or 1.5 PDPs...
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...
Eligibility and IEP Development Self-paced | Multiple weeks There are 3 sessions included in this training module that provide participants with an understanding of IDEA protections, IEP eligibility, and supports for special education and IEP development....
Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts September 25 and runs for 8 weeks. The course will cover the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA): functional vision assessment (FVA), learning media assessment (LMA),...
Evidenced-Based Practices for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities, Including Deafblindness: Assessment and Instructional Frameworks for Communication and Tactile Skills Onsite Training | 1-2 days Starts on July 19 – July 21, 2016 and runs for 3 days. This 3-day workshop will bring together national experts in the field to share their expertise related to instruction for students with visual...
Expanded Core Curriculum: A Team Approach Self-paced | 1-2 days Finding it difficult to get buy-in from your student's educational team, family/caregivers, clinical providers, and school administrators? This tutorial discusses effective ways to teach others the...
Functional Curriculum Self-paced | Approximately one hour This tutorial addresses functional skills for independent living, through developmentally appropriate goals and activities that offer opportunities to practice such skills within the learning...
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...
Functional Vision Assessment Self-paced | Multiple weeks "Functional Vision Assessment" is made up of 5 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Plan to spend 1 week working through each...
FVA for Students with Multiple Disabilities: A Collaborative Approach Across Disciplines Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial focuses on Functional Vision Assessment for students with multiple disabilities. It also provides answers to common FVA questions, such as "How should I build an FVA for students with...
Get Started Quickly and Easily with Bookshare Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on July 24 – August 6, 2017 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...
Getting to 1M: Understanding Magnification and Print Size Self-paced | 1-2 days Finding the right magnification level for your student or client can be key to their independence. This tutorial teaches about various optical and non-optical methods of magnification and...
Global Positioning Systems and the Traveler with a Visual Impairment Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial will cover the parameters of GPS for the traveler with a visual impairment, examples of how to effectively use the information to nurture the development of travel confidence and...
Hi-Tech O&M (Governor Morehead School, Raleigh, North Carolina) Onsite Training | 1-2 days Join a successful tech-savvy blind traveler and a veteran COMS for a 2-day, in-depth training as they share how to use technology to enable independent travel in a variety of specific real-world...
IEPs and Incorporating the Common Core Standards for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Online Class | Multiple weeks Start date TBD and runs for 7 weeks. This class will provide an overview on IEPs for students who are blind or visually impaired including those with additional disabilities. In addition, this course...
iExploration: Using an iPad for Vision Stimulation Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial presents an in-depth view of how the iPad can be used to provide vision stimulation to young children with varying degrees of visual impairments, including those with significant...
Independent Living Skills Self-paced | 1-2 days There are 3 sessions included in this self-guided tutorial that provide approaches for instruction on clothing care as well as both cooking and mealtime skills to students with visual impairments, in...
Infusing the Expanded Core Curriculum into Physical Education Self-paced | 1-2 days This tutorial will cover the purpose and specific components of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), as well as goals and strategies for infusing the components of the ECC into physical education....

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