Archive for August, 2012

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Topics in Chemistry – Preparing for the EOC Workshop Series The Chemistry EOC is challenging chemistry teachers across the state to find meaningful ways to engage students in the rigorous curriculum. Each workshop will focus on a major concept an…

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Teaching Physics With Engaging Strategies Workshop Series ABOUT THE SERIES  Storytelling in Physics? Really! Learn the power of creating a narrative in your classroom in order to keep your students engaged and excited about what comes next! The four w…

Perkins Presents Webcast on Good Sleep

  Perkins training and educational resources program presents a webcast on Good Sleep Strategies.  In this webcast, Veronika Bernstein, Ph.D. describes the challenges faced by children with visual impairments and their families in developing good…

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Mark Borchert speak at the Josephine Taylor Leadership Institute in Seattle.  Although there is not enough room in this newsletter to share all of the information I learned.  I just couldn’t wait to share …

Have You Heard of Blio?

Excerpt taken from March 2011 issue of the Braille Monitor.  Written by Marc Maurer (full article can be accessed at http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm11/bm1103/bm110308.htm According to the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and…

Leading the Way: Global Explorers

From the Fall 2010 issue of DVI Quarterly: A Life-Changing Adventure Awaits You Developed in partnership with world-renowned blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, the Global Explorers Leading the Way program joins blind, visually impaired, and sighted ind…

Tele-Support Network for Parents

Do you have parents of students with visual impairments who feel isolated? Do they have questions about their child that they want to ask other parents? Would they be interested in sharing their experiences with parents of children with similar visual…

Free and Low-Cost Switch Activities

From the January 2010 issue of TechnoTalk: The TASC Newsletter Finding a range of good quality activities for switch users to participate in can be a challenge as many switch programs, games and toys can be very expensive. Research evidence suggests th…

Route 66 Literacy Program

New Route 66 Literacy Program for adolescent and adult beginning readers.  Teachers can sign up for a FREE 45-day trial. Key benefits: Reading, writing, and word study in a flexible, dynamic, internet-based instruction Age, interest, and ability-appro…