Schools and agencies need a plethora of resources to support students with blindness and visual impairment. Click on the conference or workshop to learn more and to register.

 

 

 

Looking for professional development and educational opportunities? Envision University is an approved and registered provider of a variety of continuing education offerings. No matter where you are or what you want to learn, you can take advantage of their array of continuing education options through online courses, live events, publications, and more. Visit the Online Course Information page.

 
 
 
Safe Schools Conference
July 14 – 16, 2021
 

The Safe Schools Conference will feature 3 pre-conference workshops, and over 30 conference workshops to help you learn more about school safety. 

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Psychoeducational Evaluations of Students with Visual Impairments Webinar

  • When: May 12, 2021, 1-4 PM PDT
  • Who: TVIs and School Psychologists

Have you ever wondered how do school psychologists conduct evaluations of students with visual impairments? Should school psychologists administer tests with their TVIs? What do TVIs evaluate? Should school psychologists administer standardized tests to students with visual impairments? School psychologists may have minimal experience working with students who have visual impairments and often have many questions when they receive an evaluation referral for a student with visual impairment. Join us to learn best practices for psychoeducational evaluations of students with visual impairments.

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2021 National Coding Symposium

Free Zoom conference

  • When: Tuesday, May 11 – Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Who: Middle-school, high-school, and college-age students with visual impairments who are intrigued by the possibility of a career in coding, programming, or technology AND their teachers, specialists, and parents.
  • What: Learning to code can lead to various careers in the field of technology. At this event co-hosted by American Printing House (APH) and California School for the Blind (CSB), professionals in the field of coding will share their experiences and answer student questions. Hear from inspirational speakers and panelists in presentations and question and answer sessions to learn more about careers related to coding. Teachers of students with visual impairments and assistive technology specialists can learn about ways to integrate accessible coding activities into their lesson plans. Parents can learn how to support their children with interests in this field. 
 
 
 

AFB 100 logo

AFB is celebrating 100 years with a series of curated webinars focused on the most pressing issues and topics affecting the blind and low vision communities, pairing prominent speakers with younger voices.

  • Gratitude, Courage, and Joy—May 27, 2021
  • Inclusion, Intersectionality, and the Future of Work—June 24, 2021
  • Making Money Work: Including Disability in the Financial Equation—July 22, 2021
Read more at afb.org

 


Access Academy

Access Academy (formerly #AtHomeWithAPH) is your one-stop resource for the meaningful education and training webinars you need to get the most out of APH products and services. From tutorials on new products and hacks on how to get the most from your beloved tech, to information on resources, services, and programs – our goal is to give you the info you need for home, the classroom, and the workplace.

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Project INSPIRE is a 5 year training grant to support braille literacy for professionals and students to build their skills and knowledge in the braille codes for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) courses.

Through this grant, you can take two free courses:
  • Introduction to Nemeth Code Symbols and Instruction for Grades 2-5 
  • Nemeth Code Symbols for Fractions and Spatial Problems, Instructional Tools, Materials, and Technology
Take advantage of this opportunity to further develop your professional toolkit.
 

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Free course on beginning braille
offered by the California School for the Blind

Beginning Braille isa 6 part webinar series for parents, caregivers, and paraprofessionals. Participants will learn alphabetic braille, numbers, basic punctuation, alphabetic word signs, and some of the most common short form words and initial letter contractions. Each lesson includes a description, examples, and independent practices with answers. 
 
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