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Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) and Principals of Schools for the Blind(POSB) 

present ....

The 4th Biennial POSB Math & Science Institute for Instruction

April 2-5, 2017

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired James C. Durkel Conference Center, Austin, TX


This event will take place just prior to the NCTM Annual Meeting set for April 5-8, 2017 in San Antonio, TX (about 100 miles south of Austin).

What to Expect

  • This is your chance to connect with other professionals around the country about teaching math and science to the blind or visually impaired.  
  • We have tentatively scheduled a social gathering Sunday night, morning and afternoon sessions on both Monday and Tuesday, a tour of TSBVI late Monday afternoon (4:15-5:15 PM) and networking time on Wednesday morning. 
  • The NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition will be taking place starting the evening of April 5th in San Antonio if you would like to attend that also.  Registration for NCTM will need to be made separately at
  • TSBVI will be providing transportation from Austin to San Antonio on the 5th for participants registered for the POSB Math and Science Institute who would like this assistance.


  • To build community and a support system among teachers of the visually impaired. Often, teachers feel isolated and don’t have easy access to other teachers for guidance and support. 
  • To provide professional development opportunities. The “POSB Institutes for Instruction” would include a training component, focusing on a particular area of instruction to inspire teachers and provide them with tools to improve their instructional practices.  
  • To establish online communities for individual disciplines in order to provide ease in communication and to share documents and other materials related to instruction.


Registration begins on November 1, 2016 and is free to all individuals who register before March 4, 2017 thanks to the generous contributions from our sponsors.  If you register March 4, 2017 or later, you will be charged $50.

Register now for the POSB Math and Science Institute!


Crowne Plaza Austin hotelA block of rooms has been reserved at the CROWNE PLAZA AUSTIN located at 6121 North IH-35 Austin, Texas at a special rate of $135 for either a single or double room.  

To make your reservation call (800) 227-6963. Individuals must identify themselves as an attendee at the POSB Math and Science Institute to recieve this special rate.  This rate is only good for rooms reserved by March 15, 2017.

The Crowne Plaza is approximately 4 1/2 miles from Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired campus.

Included in your hotel reservation is a full breakfast.

A free shuttle will be provided by TSBVI to transport participants to and from the hotel to TSBVI.