Blumberg Center for
Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education

promoting achievement for students with sensory loss (PASS)

Blind, low Vision, or deafblind

conferences and workshops

 



 ipad accessibility boot camp for teachers of the visually impaired - Part 2

Presenters: Diane Brauner and Ed Summers
June 18-19, 2015
Check-In: 8:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

This two-day hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the accessibility features of iOS8 and helps Teachers of the Visually Impaired learn how to use the VoiceOver screen reader using gestures, a Bluetooth keyboard, and a refreshable braille display. Registration is limited to 25.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.


 pack more power in your program!  Implementing the ECC within a standards-based curriculum

Presenter: Sandy Lewis
July 9-10, 2015
Check-In: 8:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

Attentive TVIs struggle with their often-contradictory roles of (a) supporting students in the general and special education classes in which they are placed and (b) with teaching the expanded core curriculum. In this session, the presenter will facilitate a discussion of these two roles and assist participants to consider the levels to which the roles naturally overlap and align and what options they might have when these responsibilities truly diverge. Tools that TVIs can use to plan for embedding ECC into instruction into academic support activities will be introduced and reviewed and participants will be given the opportunity to use these tools for planning instructional units for students.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.



UEB Ready? Introduction to Unified English Braille Webinar

If you were unable to attend the UEB Ready? Introduction to Unified English Braille (UEB) Regional Trainings in November, please view the UEB Ready? Videos using the link below.  The training videos were compiled to create a webinar.

 

http://dgmpresentations.pbworks.com/w/page/90921945/UEB%20Intro%20Videos

 

The webinar is both informational and experiential. A comparison of English Braille American Edition (EBAE) and UEB is provided.  Participants are able to partake in a variety of exercises specific to UEB. Answer keys are provided to check work.  Additional documents referenced throughout the webinar are available to download.

 

This webinar is intended to educate and prepare teachers and staff to facilitate a smooth transition from EBAE to UEB.




UEB Ready? Teaching the Nemeth Code - A basic Introductory training

Presenter: Shelley Mack
July 20-22, 2015
Check-In: 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

UEB Ready? Teaching the Nemeth Code – A Basic Introductory Training will review the basic Nemeth Code braille transcription for math and science notation. This session will cover the Nemeth Code notation appropriate for kindergarten to middle school curricula.

For more details and registration information, download the flier.


 

UEB Ready? Teaching the Nemeth Code - AN advanced training

Presenter: Shelley Mack
July 23-24, 2015
Check-In: 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Training: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN

UEB Ready? Teaching the Nemeth Code – An Advanced Training will review the Nemeth Code braille transcription for math and science notation. This session will cover the Nemeth Code notation appropriate for middle school through high school curricula.


For more details and registration information, download the flier.