COSB helps schools and agencies stay current on best practices through various professional training opportunities

Free, Self-Paced VI Resources for General Ed Elementary Teachers 

Conducted by: Dr. Tina Herzberg, University of South Carolina Upstate, and Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, University of Arizona

This online training is for elementary teachers in grades 2-6 who have a stud

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ent with a visual impairment in their classrooms. The training will be open for 6 weeks followed a month later with a survey.  Teachers will be asked to:

  • Complete a short demographic survey
  • Take a pre-test
  • Complete 10 units, each 8-12 minutes on topics related to having a student with a visual impairment in the elementary classroom. Some of the topics include:
    • How Do You Use Your Vision?
    • Understanding the Numbers Behind a Student’s Visual Impairment and the Use of Functional Vision
    • What is Braille and How Do Students Read It?
    • Who’s on My Student’s Educational Team?
    • How Does the Student Use Technology in My Classroom?
  • Take a post-test
  • Complete 2 activities you select to demonstrate your own learning
  • Complete a follow-up survey 1 month after completing the post-test
  • Some teachers will be invited to take part in a short interview

Gift Cards: The first 30 teachers completing all activities (other than the interview) will receive a $20 gift card. Certification of Completion: Teachers who complete the follow-up survey will receive a certificate of completion, regardless of if they are one of the first 30 teachers who complete all activities.

Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum; 520-621-1223;; Dr. Tina Herzberg; 864-503-5572;