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To register for any of these events, follow the links for each separate event or go to http://txtsbvi.escworks.net  (our secure partner website) and view the Calendar of Sessions.

You may access these webinars via computer, iPad or iPhone. The audio portion of these webinars is only accessible via a phone.  If you have never attended one of these webinars previously, you will want to enter the room about a half-hour ahead of time in case you need to download the Adobe Connect App and make sure it is working.  Links to enter the webinar and handouts will be sent via email to registered participants only.

If you miss the original webinar broadcast, most of these broadcasts will be archived on our On the Go Learning site. If you wish to receive credit for viewing an archived event you must submit a Delayed Viewing Request, get the code and complete the online evaluation.

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All our webinars will be archived in our On-the-Go Learning site approximately 2 weeks after the original broadcast date.  You must register to receive credit for viewing after the original broadcast date.  The link to register is located under the archived file. To register for a live broadcast follow the links below or go to http://txtsbvi.escworks.net.


September 6, 2017

2:30-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 3:30-5:00 PM, Mountain 1:30-3:00 PM, Pacific 12:30-2:00 PM

Low Vision Solutions for Computer (web-based) Work For Credit

Options for computer access for users with low vision continue to increase in the digital age. Numerous options are now available along with the more familiar screen enlarging software.  A comparison of easily available choices for a range of computer and web-based tasks will be highlighted.

Register for this event.


September 19, 2017 (rescheduled from August 28, 2017)

2:30-3:30 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 3:30-4:30 PM, Mountain 1:30-2:30 PM, Pacific 12:30-1:30 PM

CVI Study GroupFor Credit

Participants will share documents and videos regarding their own students via Google Drive. Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions to share with the community of professionals and parents who would like the opportunity to learn together. Participants will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responds with the group. Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI as identified by the group. These webinars will not be recorded.

Additional Related Webinar Dates: 10/23/17, 12/11/17, 2/26/18, 4/23/18.

Register for this event.


September 26, 2017

2:30-3:30 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 3:30-4:30 PM, Mountain 1:30-2:30 PM, Pacific 12:30-1:30 PM

Designing Routines For Credit

Using video, webinar series participants will collaborate with one another throughout the school year in order to design effective and meaningful routines for their own students. Webinar moderators will present the first student (in September) and participants will volunteer for subsequent student videos. Participants will make suggestions for what will help the student within the routine. The staff who shares their student video will follow up in the next session with video and/or discussion of how the suggestions worked out for the student.

Register now.


September 28, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Active Learning Study GroupFor Credit

This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations. You must register for each individual session: September 2017, November 2017, January 2018, March 2018, & May 2018.

Register now.


October 3, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Math Teacher Survival Guide: Teaching math to a student with visual impairment For Credit

This webinar will help general ed math teachers to understand how the TVI can help them with their VI student (and others). The presenters will share tips, specialized tools and equipment that are available to help math teachers be ready to improvise in the moment to support their students.

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October 23, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

CVI Study Group - October 2017 For Credit

Participants will share documents and videos regarding their own students via Google Drive. Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions to share with the community of professionals and parents who would like the opportunity to learn together. Participants will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responds with the group. Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI as identified by the group. These webinars will not be recorded.

Additional Related Webinar Dates:  12/11/17, 2/26/18, 4/23/18.

Register now.


November 8, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Visual Art for the Visually Impaired: Infusing art instruction into early literacy For Credit

This webinar is part of an ongoing series addressing accommodations and strategies for making art accessible for students with visual impairment. Early literacy lessons typically make extensive use of art activities such as drawing and coloring. This session will discuss ways that TVI’s can ensure that VI students are also able to benefit from these opportunities.

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November 13, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Fun Activities for Teaching Kids to Use Monocular Telescopes on a Low Budget For Credit

This webinar will propose the idea that monocular training can incorporate games and activities that are highly motivating to students with low vision in the elementary and early middle school grades. We will share our ideas and materials for engaging your students, and you! And, if YOU have a favorite activity, please share it with us during this webinar.

 Register now.


November 14, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

STAAR Administration Training For Credit

This webinar will include an overview of STAAR, specifically STAAR End of Course requirements. There will be thorough explanations of how to implement allowable accommodations. The session will end with an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

Register now.


November 28, 2017

2:30-3:30 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 3:30-4:30 PM, Mountain 1:30-2:30 PM, Pacific 12:30-1:30 PM

Designing Routines For Credit

Using video, webinar series participants will collaborate with one another throughout the school year in order to design effective and meaningful routines for their own students. Webinar moderators will present the first student (in September) and participants will volunteer for subsequent student videos. Participants will make suggestions for what will help the student within the routine. The staff who shares their student video will follow up in the next session with video and/or discussion of how the suggestions worked out for the student.

Register now.


November 30, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Active Learning Study Group For Credit

This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations. You must register for each individual session: January 2018, March 2018, & May 2018.

Register now.


December 11, 2017

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

CVI Study Group For Credit

Participants will share documents and videos regarding their own students via Google Drive. Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions to share with the community of professionals and parents who would like the opportunity to learn together. Participants will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responds with the group. Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI as identified by the group. These webinars will not be recorded.

Additional Related Webinar Dates: 2/26/18, 4/23/18.

Register now.


January 16, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Self Determination Units & Lessons: Representing Myself to Others For Credit

Self-determination is a component of the ECC that is critical for student success. Join us in this 3rd webinar, which will cover lesson plans related to: Self-Identification as a Person with a Visual Impairment, Self-Disclosure, Representing Yourself to Others, and Handling Awkward Situations.

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January 25, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Active Learning Study Group For Credit

This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations. 

Register now.


January 29, 2018 

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Visual Art for the Visually Impaired: Theater Arts For Credit

This webinar is part of an ongoing series addressing accommodations and strategies for making art accessible for students with visual impairment. In this session Robert Pierson, Theater Arts teacher at TSBVI, will share his experiences and insight regarding methods for effective inclusion of VI students in dramatic productions as well as the positive outcomes that can result from their participation.

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January 30, 2018

2:30-3:30 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 3:30-4:30 PM, Mountain 1:30-2:30 PM, Pacific 12:30-1:30 PM

Designing Routines  For Credit

Using video, participants to this webinar series will collaborate with one another throughout the school year in order to design effective and meaningful routines for their own students. Webinar moderators will present the first student and participants will volunteer for subsequent student videos. This is the second session in the series.

Register now.


 

February 21, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

STAAR-ALT Overview For Credit

This webinar will include an overview of STAAR-Alt. There will be thorough explanations of how to implement allowable accommodations. The session will end with an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

Register now.


February 26, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

CVI Study Group For Credit

Participants will share documents and videos regarding their own students via Google Drive. Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions to share with the community of professionals and parents who would like the opportunity to learn together. Participants will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responds with the group. Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI as identified by the group. These webinars will not be recorded.

Register now.


 March 6, 2018

3:00-4:15 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5:15 PM, Mountain 2-3:15 PM, Pacific 1-2:15 PM

Tactile Map Guidelines For Credit

This webinar will look at how to create tactile maps using guidelines for students who are blind and visually impaired. It will include examples of how to represent point features, line features, area features, names with braille characters, map keys and legends, compass rose indicators, etc. Various computer programs such as Microsoft Word and vector graphics programs will also be discussed.

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March 27, 2018

2:30-3:30 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 3:30-4:30 PM, Mountain 1:30-2:30 PM, Pacific 12:30-1:30 PM

Designing Routines For Credit

Using video, participants to this webinar series will collaborate with one another throughout the school year in order to design effective and meaningful routines for their own students. Webinar moderators will present the first student and participants will volunteer for subsequent student videos. This is the third session in the series.

Register now.


March 29, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM Central Standard Time (4-5 PM Eastern, 2-3 PM Mountain, 1-2 PM Pacific)

Active Learning Study Group For Credit

This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations. You must register for each individual session: September 2017, November 2017, January 2018, March 2018, & May 2018.

Register now.


April 23, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

CVI Study Group For Credit

Participants will share documents and videos regarding their own students via Google Drive. Participants will discuss newly submitted materials and offer suggestions to share with the community of professionals and parents who would like the opportunity to learn together. Participants will explore suggestions with their student and share how the student responds with the group. Participants will explore topics and resources of interest related to CVI as identified by the group. These webinars will not be recorded.

Register now.


April 30, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Visual Art for the Visually Impaired: Accommodations in Art for Students with Multiple Impairments For Credit

This webinar is part of an ongoing series addressing accommodations and strategies for making art accessible for students with visual impairment. In this session, we will focus on students with visual impairments and multiple impairments and how art activities can be modified in order to provide effective and meaningful learning experiences for them.

Register now.


May 8, 2018

3:00-4:15 PM Central Standard Time (4-5:15 PM Eastern, 2-3:15 PM Mountain, 1-2:15 PM Pacific)

Caseload Point System For Credit

Current caseload point systems from around the country will be discussed in relation to finding a point system that represents students’ functional needs and the workload of COMS’s and TVI’s. These concepts for caseload point systems will then be applied to administrative action triggers to allow for naturally occurring staff level changes based on student enrollment rather than having to rely on direct and often time consumer advocacy of the COMS, TVI, parent, or other blindness/vision professional. Specific suggestions for creating a caseload point system that represents a district’s or region’s unique set of variables will be addressed.

Register now.


May 17, 2018

3:00-4:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Eastern 4-5 PM, Mountain 2-3 PM, Pacific 1-2 PM

Active Learning Study Group For Credit

This is a 5-part series of webinars that will focus on a variety of topics, such as setting up a classroom and schedule, choosing materials, addressing the student with CVI, using Active Learning with older students and information on research related to Active Learning. Various guest speakers will be a part of this year’s presentations. 

Register now.


May 22, 2018

2:30-3:30 PM  (Central Standard Time) Eastern 3:30-4:30 PM, Mountain 1:30-2:30 PM, Pacific 12:30-1:30 PM

Designing Routines For Credit

Using video, participants to this webinar series will collaborate with one another throughout the school year in order to design effective and meaningful routines for their own students. Webinar moderators will present the first student and participants will volunteer for subsequent student videos. This is the final session in the series.

Register now.