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The Cogswell-Macy Act: A CHARGE Foundation Family Webinar Webinar | Approximately one hour Perkins eLearning was pleased to co-host this conversation between CHARGE Syndrome Foundation families and Mark Richert, Esq., Director of Public Policy for American Foundation for the Blind, as...
The Communications Portfolio Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes The Communication Portfolio is a tool that brings together visual images to demonstrate what a child can do, and how that child is communicating in daily activities. Susan DeCaluwe explores how the...
The CVI Umbrella: A Community of Ideas Webinar | Teaching and supporting children with CVI is a richly rewarding experience that requires a joyful, fervent commitment to continuous learning. Fortunately, our field has many wonderful mentors who...
The Education for All Initiative Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast Larry Campbell discusses the "Education for All Initiative". The Education for All Children with Visual Impairment (EFA-VI) is a global campaign and program of the International...
The Evolution of Michael’s AT Journey Webinar | Approximately one hour Leslie Bailiff presents the story of her student Michael, who began using Assistive Technology to support his independent travel as a youngster. By recounting Michael's AT Journey, we will discuss...
The Impact of Deafblindness on the Family Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Marlin Minkin,M.S. addresses the issues that families struggle with related to raising children who are deafblind. Marlin is a psychologist with extensive national and international...
The Importance of Arrows in Science Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Students with visual impairments benefit from the purposeful teaching of representational concepts, such as directional arrows used to indicate movement, direction, change, and cause-and-effect. In...
The Maryland Common Core Frameworks for Braille Webinar | Approximately one hour This webinar explores the work of the Maryland Braille Task Force and the development of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille. These frameworks for English/Language Arts...
The NICU Experience Webcast | Presented by: Dr. Al Lantzy, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Temple University Dr. Christine Roman, Educator in Vision...
The Parent Professional Relationship Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Steve Perreault discusses the often sensitive issue of the relationship between the parents of a child with disabilities and the professionals who serve and educate the child....
The Role and Value of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes Marla Runyan, Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and Olympic athlete walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the TVI in her education. As a TVI...
The Role of the Emotional Brain Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes We are pleased to release our second webcast featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk as he presents his research and ideas related to the brain, the limbic system and the impact on teaching and learning for...
The Shape Surprise Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Christa Hulburt demonstrates an adapted book made for a preschool student with low vision and describes the skills she is teaching with this book. These include book handling skills as well as basic...
The Spine Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes Kate Fraser describes how students with low vision or no vision can participate in constructing a "spine" using a variety of materials (e.g., uncooked pasta, string, pipe cleaners, gummy savers, foam...
The Tiny Seed Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this video, Megan presents the book she created for her student who has CVI. She talks about the features she included to work on her student's visual attention skills but also provides ideas for...
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes This webcast presents an overview of the work of the convention and the challenges faced in ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities. In this webcast Dr. Penny Hartin, CEO of the World Blind...
The Use of Wikki Stix Within the Classroom Teachable Moment | Approximately 5 minutes In this Wikki Stix video, Kate provides ideas for how Wikki Stix can be used to create tactile graphics or 3 dimensional constructions. She demonstrates how Wikki Stix can be used with students with...
Theme Based Lessons Webinar | Approximately one hour In this webinar, Gwyn McCormack, of PositiveEye UK shares theme-based lessons that provide a breadth of cross-curricular activities. You can also read her blog posts on Paths to Literacy....
To Live, To Love, To Work, To Play: Blending Quality of Life Into the Curriculum Webcast | Approximately 30 minutes In this webcast, Dr. McLetchie and Dr. Zatta discuss the critical importance of blending “Quality of Life” into the curriculum. Students with significant disabilities must be specifically taught the...
Tools and Resources for Making Decisions about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Assistive Technology Webinar | Approximately one hour The selection of technology for students with disabilities should be based on careful assessment data and team decisions, providing functions and features that best meet a student’s needs. This...

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