Professional Development Calendar

Jan 13
Vision and the Brain Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop on Saturday, January 13, 2018 will present an overview of how the brain is organized with particular focus on the visual system. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day with an...
Jan 22 - Mar 18
Cortical Visual Impairment (Winter Session) Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks SOLD OUT! Sign up for waiting list for Winter Session. To register for Spring 2018 session, please use the link below. SIGN UP FOR SPRING SESSION » Starts on April 9 – June 3, 2018 and runs for 8...
Jan 25
Active Learning: 5-Part Webinar Series Webinar | Approximately one hour This 5-part series of Active Learning webinars will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active...
Jan 29 - Mar 25
Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Visually Impaired Dr. Sharon Z. Sacks Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on January 29 – March 25, 2018 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on January 1st! This course provides a strong rationale for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments...
Jan 29 - Mar 18
Applied Behavioral Analysis for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Patrice Glancy, B.C.B.A Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on January 29 – March 18, 2018 and runs for 7 weeks. Early bird expires on January 1st! In this course, students will identify and practice ABA approaches that will support students who are...
Feb 5 - Apr 1
Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Dr. Therese Willkomm Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on February 5 – April 1, 2018 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on January 8th! Explore over 101 new solutions that can be created in five minutes or less using every day tools and...
Feb 10
CVI: "What’s the Complexity?" Assessing and managing visual complexity throughout the school day for students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) Matt Tietjen Onsite Training | 1-2 days In this workshop on Saturday, February 10th, participants will move toward an advanced understanding of visual complexity and learn to use the What's the Complexity framework. The goal is for...
Feb 26 - Apr 8
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range Dr. Sandra Newcomb Conference | Multiple weeks SOLD OUT! Sign up for waiting list. We will notify you when an opening occurs for our CVI Range online class. Online class runs from February 26 – April 8, 2018 for 5 weeks. No live meeting date for...
Mar 10
Differentiating for English Learners Margie Kirstein 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...
Mar 12 - Apr 15
Bookshare Train-the-Trainer Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on March 12 – April 15, 2018 and runs for 5 weeks. Early Bird Ends on Monday, February 12, 2018. This course offers participants an opportunity to learn how to train others on Bookshare...
Mar 14
Focus on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference: 13th Annual Onsite Training | 1-2 days Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Focus on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference. Register early and save! Friends Matter: Promoting Authentic Social Opportunities for All March...
Mar 19 - Apr 29
Teaching Strategies for Students Who are Blind/VI with Multiple Disabilities in the Sensorimotor Stage of Development Nathalie de Wit Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on March 19 – April 29, 2018 and runs for 6 weeks. Early Bird Ends on Monday, February 19, 2018. The course will offer practical teaching strategies for students with visual impairments and...
Mar 23 - Mar 24
The Development of Concepts and Use of Symbols for Learners with Visual and Multiple Impairments Millie Smith, Developer of the APH Sensory Learning Kit and Symbols and Meaning Kit Onsite Training | 1-2 days Join Millie Smith, Consultant for a workshop on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2018. Early bird expires on March 9th! For students in the late sensorimotor early preoperational stage (...
Apr 9 - May 27
The What's the Complexity Framework: Designing a visually accessible school day for the child with CVI Matt Tietjen, M.Ed., CTVI Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 9 – May 27, 2018 and runs for 7 weeks. Participants will move toward an advanced understanding of the CVI Characteristics (Roman-Lantzy) with an emphasis on how they manifest in...
Apr 9 - Jun 3
Cortical Visual Impairment (Spring Session) Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 9 – June 3, 2018 and runs for 8 weeks. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices of working with students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI). The...
Apr 13
4th Annual Perkins CVI Symposium: Perspectives on CVI Onsite Training | 1-2 days This workshop on Friday, April 13, 2018 presents a rare opportunity to listen to top experts in the field discuss current research and practice related to brain-based visual impairments. Don't miss...
Apr 30 - Jun 10
Accessible Literacy for Early Readers: Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Deafblind Sandra Kenrick Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 30 – June 10, 2018 and runs for 6 weeks. Early Bird Ends on Monday, April 2, 2018. This course emphasizes the importance of accessible literacy for children who are blind, visually...
May 4 - May 5
The Use of AAC with Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Megan Mogan, SLP Onsite Training | 1-2 days This Blended Workshop on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, 2018 has an online component. Early bird expires on April 20th! This presentation will explore ways in which educators can develop and...
Jul 16 - Jul 18
Active Learning: Promoting Independence and Learning in Children with Multiple Special Needs Patty Obrutz, M.S., O.T.R/L Onsite Training | 1-2 days Join Ms.Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., for a three days workshop on Monday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 18, 2018 to learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while...