Best Practices

FREE one day, Thursday, November 30, 2017, hands-on workshop focuses on teaching educators to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
There are 3 sessions included in this training module that describe best practices for serving students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.
Learn to use the What's the Complexity Framework to guide the educational team in designing a visually accessible school day for for children with CVI.
Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning, and what each site can offer the reader.
Learning to step back and allow students to be as independent as possible is a crucial step in helping them to develop independence.
This workshop presents a rare opportunity to listen to top experts in the field discuss current research and practice related to brain-based visual impairments.
This tutorial explains the Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments process and upcoming training opportunities.
This workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
Dr. Blankenship provides an overview of QPVI, a quality process designed to drive continuous improvement within schools and educational programs.
In this tutorial Educational Consultant Donna McNear shares easily implementable methods to manage and deliver services to students with visual impairments.
From student evaluation to specialized instruction to accommodations to progress...these 45 strategies provide teachers with easily implementable methods.
In this webinar, Mark Richert explains how the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
This tutorial discusses the importance of professional collaboration among educational teams, particularly for students with multiple disabilities.
The webinar discusses the importance of professional collaboration among educational teams, particularly for students with multiple disabilities.
This tutorial explains the purpose of The Visual Impairment Scale of Service Intensity of Texas (VISSIT), demonstrates its use, and reports the findings.
This webinar will detail the purpose of the scale, demonstrate its use, and briefly report the findings of its field-testing and initial validation study.
Classroom teachers will find information on providing access to the curriculum for students who are blind or visually impaired. These teaching tips, educational strategies, accommodations, and...
The presentation includes ways to share experiences between a student’s home and school settings — an integral part of building skills and concepts.
Explore the development of a comprehensive implementation plan using five intervention strategies for student with ASDVI.
This tutorial examines three principles of Universal Design for Living, strategies for incorporating all the senses into an activity, and more.
Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Ensure substitute teachers are informed on the basics of what to do and not do when there is a blind student in class.
Marla Runyan walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) in her education.
This video provides ideas for how Wikki Stix can be used to create tactile graphics or 3 dimensional constructions.
This self-paced course is made up of 6 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
In this tutorial participants will be able to use strategies and activities presented to introduce STEM concepts to students who are blind and/or low vision.
This training discuss the importance of starting the process of transition to adult life as early as possible.
This webinar is an introduction to the principles of routine based early intervention.
This presentation shown that 2-9 year old can have fun with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
This video demonstrates various ways to adapt measuring spoons, syringes, cylinders, and beakers in the Science classroom when conducting experiments.
This video demonstrates the use of an adapted book. It is an experience-style book that is based on a Christmas Party at school.
In this webcast, Tim Pennington provides advice to parents regarding IEPs and how to negotiate the process to obtain the best result for their child.
This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
This tutorial explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille.
In this tutorial, Steve Perreault talks about issues related to transition for students with deafblindness.
This training module addresses topics of educational advocacy for parents, educators, and policy makers.
This tutorial examines elements that make Common Core different from previous state standards and the challenges they present for visually impaired students.
Basics for creating an effective IEP for children who are blind or visually impaired.
This webinar talks about issues related to transition for students with deafblindness.
This session examines the elements that make the Common Core State Standards different from previous state standards.
Marianne Riggio talks about the process of helping educational programs conduct self-assessments as a means of ensuring that their program is effective.
In this webcast, Dr. McLetchie and Dr. Zatta discuss the critical importance of blending “Quality of Life” into the curriculum.
In this webcast Dr. Penny Hartin, CEO of the World Blind Union (WBU), talks about United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Dr. Elizabeth Hartmann presents three principles: Multiple Means of Representation, Multiple Means of Action and Expression, and Multiple Means of Engagement.
This is a recording of Robbie Blaha’s presentation at the Discover Conference held at Perkins in 2008, where she share her wisdom with parents and educators.
In this webcast, Anna Lucia Rago talks about the process and the partnerships required to develop a successful inclusive educational program in Brazil.
In this webcast, Susan Dalton offers a perspective on including students with albinism in the regular educational classroom.
In this webcast, Larry Campbell discusses the Education for All Initiative - all girls and boys with blindness and low vision enjoy the right to education.
This webcast demonstrates how the use of a web conferencing tool has assisted in building teams and promoting ongoing dialog among members.
Science teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired will find advice, encouragement, and general teaching techniques in this section.

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