Professional Development Calendar

Oct 22 - Dec 16
Cortical Visual Impairment (Fall Session) Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks SOLD OUT Fall 2018 Session starts on October 22 – December 16, 2018 and runs for 8 weeks. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices of working with students who have...
Oct 22 - Dec 9
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 SOLD OUT! Please sign up to be on our waiting list and we will notify you when an opening occurs. Starts on October 22 – December 9, 2018 and runs for 7 weeks. Participants will move toward an...
Oct 26
Principles of Literacy for Students with CVI (New Hampshire) Dr. Christine Roman Onsite Training | 1 day One day workshop in New Hampshire — Friday, October 26, 2018 — at Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301. The workshop will be used to emphasize the foundational principles used to...
Oct 31
Becoming a Team to Build Understanding of CVI Burju Sari, Ellen Mazel Webinar | Register for this Webinar He was looking at lights. He was just looking at me for short periods of time. He hated baby toys.  He didn’t like being outside. We tried to pretend everything was...
Nov 6 - Nov 7
CVI Range: Essential Aspects for Scoring the CVI Range Assessment Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | Multiple days Scoring The CVI Range correctly provides the foundation for service to students with CVI. The CVI Range is the functional vision assessment for students with brain based visual impairment. It...
Jan 21 - Mar 17
Cortical Visual Impairment (Winter Session) Dr. Christine Roman Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on January 21 – March 17, 2019 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)....
Jan 22
Creating IEPs for Students with CVI Ellen Mazel, M.Ed., CTVI Onsite Training | Multiple days The learning needs of students with CVI are uniquely based on the assessment of visual behaviors that are the hallmark of CVI: attention to color, attention to environmental movement, the impact of...
Jan 24
Active Learning: Webinar Series Webinar | Approximately one hour This session will focus on Constructive Play for learners in the Preoperational Stage (starting at approximately at the developmental level of two years), using an Active Learning approach,...
Jan 28 - Mar 24
Teaching Social Skills to Students Who Are Visually Impaired Dr. Sharon Z. Sacks Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on January 28 – March 24, 2019 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on Monday, December 31, 2018. This course provides a strong rationale for teaching social skills to students with...
Jan 28 - Mar 3
Assessment of Students with CVI: Reliable Scoring of the CVI Range (Winter Session) Online Class | Multiple weeks Winter Session runs from January 28 – March 3, 2019 for 5 weeks. No live meeting date for this course! This course will provide an overview and additional practice in reliably scoring the CVI Range....
Feb 4 - Mar 31
Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments Dr. Karen Blankenship Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on February 4 – March 31, 2019 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on Monday, January 7, 2019. The course will cover the three assessments included in the essential assessments (EA):...
Feb 4 - Mar 31
Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes Dr. Therese Willkomm Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on February 4 – March 31, 2019 and runs for 8 weeks. Early bird expires on Monday, January 7, 2019. Individuals who experience a vision loss and other disabilities need a variety of assistive...
Feb 9
Vision and the Brain Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., MPH Onsite Training | 1 day This workshop on Saturday, February 9, 2019 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...
Mar 2 - Mar 30
Differentiating for English Learners Margie Kirstein Onsite Training | Multiple days In this interactive, blended workshop on March 2 and March 30, 2019, participants will examine key issues for the English Language Learner (ELL) population and consider ways to implement new...
Mar 29
Making A.T. in Minutes for Blind and Low Vision and Multiple Disabilities Dr. Therese Willkomm Onsite Training | 1 day -A Make and Take Workshop-   This hands on workshop will discuss and demonstrate over 75 different assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes to support individuals who experience...