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2nd Annual Kansas School for the Blind Vision Symposium: Tools for the Educator's Toolbox


November 08, 2019 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

 

    

2nd Annual Kansas School for the Blind Vision Symposium:
Tools for the Educator's Toolbox
November 8, 2019 Hilton Garden Inn, Salina, KS


7:30-8:30 Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 Welcome and Introductions
8:40-9:30 Kennote Speaker: Dr. Jane Groff, Kansas Parent Information Resource Center

9:45-11:00 Concurrent Sessions:
1A: Importance of Learning Media Assessment (LMA) for Students with Visual Impairment (Dr. Mackenzie Savaiano)
1B: Finding Wheels: Supporting Teens to Build Skills as Nondrivers (Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum)

11:00-11:45 Lunch provided FREE / BREAK

11:45-1:00 Concurrent Sessions:
2A - CVI Phase III Assessment (Dr. Sandra Newcomb)
2B- Making Instruction Meaningful for Students with Low Vision (Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum)

1:00-1:10 BREAK

1:10-2:25  Concurrent Sessions: 
3A-  Braille Teaching Strategies (Dr. Mackenzie Savaiano)
3B-  CVI Phase III Strategies for Instruction (Dr. Sandra Newcomb)

2:25-3:15        Co-Creation Coffee Connection
3:15-3:30       Closing Remarks/Drawing/Sign out

 

Sponsorship of presenters/workshops by KSSB does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure. The educational material and techniques presented at this meeting reflect the views of the presenters and have been made available by KSSB “as is” for educational and informational purposes only and not as professional advice for specific cases or circumstances. The material and techniques discussed in these presentations reflect the best practices at the time of their development and should be used with the clear understanding that continued new knowledge or recommendations could emerge.

There is a block of rooms reserved until October 15, 2019 at a conference rate of $109 at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Reservations can be made by logging on to the website at Hilton.com/SLNTC and entering the block code of  * KSBS  or by calling the hotel at 785-309-0440 and asking for the group rate by name. 

Pictures will be taken throughout the day and posted on Facebook and Twitter.  If you do not wish for your photo or likeness to be on social media, please let Judy Imber know (jimber@kssdb.org) 

Learning Objectives

Dr. Sandra Newcomb, Assistant Research Professor: University of Maryland - College Park
CVI Phase III Assessment

  • Describe functional vision skills that need to be assessed for a child functioning in Phase III on The CVI Range.
  • Describe materials that can be used to assess the functional vision of a child functioning in Phase III on The CVI Range.
  • Observed functional vision skills in a child who scores in Phase III on The CVI Range.CVI Phase III Strategies for Instruction

CVI Phase III Intervention

  • Describe strategies to promote understanding of 2-D materials
  • Describe strategies to promote literacy skills in a child functioning in Phase III on The CVI
    Range
  • Describe social skills challenges for children functioning in Phase III on The CVI Range

Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, Research Professor: University of Arizona
Finding Wheels: Supporting Teens to Build Skills as Nondrivers

  • Participants will describe the components of the new Finding Wheels book. 
  • Participants will list three considerations for travelers for each of these topics: (a) safety, (b) rideshare services, (c) low vision driving, (d) bicycling with low vision, and (e) working with drivers.
  • Participants will explain how they can use Finding Wheels with teens and adults in their 20s with whom they work.

Making Instruction Meaningful for Students with Low Vision

  • Participants will describe the relationship between assessmet, IEP's & instruction.
  • Participants will explain the necessity to write IEP goals that lead to meaningful instruction.
  • Participants will list five strategies for meaningful data collection.

Dr. Mackenzie Savaiano, Assistant Professor of Practice: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Importance of Learning Media Assessment (LMA) for all Students with Visual Impairment

  • Participants will describe the legal (IDEA) requirements for Learning Media Assessment
  • Participants will describe the educational implications of Learning Media Assessment
  • Participants will identify at least five tools / resources for conducting Learning Media Assessment

Braille Teaching Strategies

  • Participants will describe existing research on braille instruction 
  • Participants will identify promising research-based practice for teaching braille

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Details

Time November 08, 2019 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Check In at 7:30 a.m.
There is no charge for this training. Breakfast & Lunch are included. *Hotel accommodations should be made on your own.
Format Meet In Person
7.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider Kansas Instructional Resource Center for the Visually Impaired
Contact Pam Arbeiter
parbeiter@kssdb.org
913-424-3324
Trainer Dr. Sandra Newcomb, Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, Dr. Mackenzie Savaiano
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Location

Venue Hilton Garden Inn
3320 S. 9th St., Salina, KS 67401 785-309-0440
Booking Link: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/KSSchoolfortheBlind