Events

Barbara Miles with a dad during a workshop at TSBVI.
Barbara Miles with a dad during a workshop at TSBVI.

Below are a list of events and training activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the Texas Deafblind Project and events sponsored by others that focus on deafblind issues. Registration forTSBVI events is through TSBVI  ESC Works online registration. Links are provided for all events for registration or more information . 

Many of these events provide continuing education units (CEU) through ACVREP and the Texas State Board of Education Certification (SBEC). This amount of CEUs will be indicated on the registration site if credits are being offered.

August 2021

TSBVI Coffee Hour: TSBVI Services

 August 2, 2021 – 3:00-4:00 PM (CST)

An overview of all TSBVI services, including Outreach, Short-term programs, and Comprehensive Programs.

Captioning will be provided, if you need anything else, please email Kaycee Bennett. Some logistics will be different with our Coffee Hours, as compared to the past, but you can expect the same commitment to providing information, discussion, and collaboration on topics important to students who are blind, visually impaired, or Deafblind.

 
Register for Session ID: 40259

 

TSBVI Coffee Hour: General Considerations for Supporting Students who are Deafblind

August 16, 2021 – 3:00-4:00 PM (CST)

An overview of all things deafblind education including eligibility, strategies, evaluation, helpful tools, and more!

Captioning will be provided, if you need anything else, please email Kaycee Bennett. Some logistics will be different with our Coffee Hours, as compared to the past, but you can expect the same commitment to providing information, discussion, and collaboration on topics important to students who are blind, visually impaired, or Deafblind.

Register for Session ID: 40263

 

TSBVI Coffee Hour: Assessment, Intervention, and Outcomes of Young Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss: A Multi-State Perspective & Academic Outcomes and Predictors of Performance in School-Age Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss

August 19, 2021 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (CST)

Allison Sedey, PhD: Assessment, Intervention, and Outcomes of Young Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss: A Multi-State Perspective

Christie Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD: Academic Outcomes and Predictors of Performance in School-Age Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss.

Captioning will be provided, if you need anything else, please email Kaycee Bennett. Some logistics will be different with our Coffee Hours, as compared to the past, but you can expect the same commitment to providing information, discussion, and collaboration on topics important to students who are blind, visually impaired, or Deafblind.

Register for Session ID: 40265

 

TSBVI Coffee Hour: Exploring the Sense of Touch

August 23, 2021 – 3:00-4:00 PM (CST)

Have you ever wondered why your student seems tactually defensive or doesn’t want to touch objects or people, or shuts down and becomes passive when presented with tactile learning opportunities? Not all touch sensations are created equal. Neurologically, different forms of touch are connected to emotion and executive function such as problem solving. These tactile processing areas of the brain can work to suppress or support learning. In this webinar we will examine how we may need to change our approach to support and encourage our students’ abilities to access instructional materials through touch.

Captioning will be provided, if you need anything else, please email Kaycee Bennett. Some logistics will be different with our Coffee Hours, as compared to the past, but you can expect the same commitment to providing information, discussion, and collaboration on topics important to students who are blind, visually impaired, or Deafblind.

Register for Session ID: 40267

 

TSBVI Coffee Hour: ECC 101

August 30, 2021 – 3:00-4:00 PM (CST)

An overview of the expanded core curriculum including defining the 9 areas and providing examples and resources for each area.

Captioning will be provided, if you need anything else, please email Kaycee Bennett. Some logistics will be different with our Coffee Hours, as compared to the past, but you can expect the same commitment to providing information, discussion, and collaboration on topics important to students who are blind, visually impaired, or Deafblind.

Register for Session ID: 40269

October 2021

Mentor Center – October 2021    

Oct 24, 25, & 26, 2021      

Mentor Centers provide participants an opportunity to observe experienced TVIs and COMS as they use a variety of strategies and materials with their students on the TSBVI campus. Each participant will have the opportunity to observe between 4-6 individual VI professionals a day.

Learning Objectives:
• Observe visually impaired students in a variety of learning environments.
• Keep a record of materials and strategies observed.
• Apply strategies and materials to their own students.
• Connect theory learned in coursework to actual situations in the field.

Audience: Protégés matched with a TVI and/or COMS mentor through the TSBVI Mentor Program and Texas students currently enrolled in the Texas Tech University or Stephen F. Austin State University VI/O&M programs who do not have a mentor.

Register for Session ID:  40271 

 

 Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning 

 October 28, 2021    

The purpose of the Study Group this year will be to share case studies and discuss implementation of an Active Learning approach. Using student video and planning documents, participants will collaborate to design effective and meaningful instruction using active learning strategies. Each session will require one volunteer to share information and video of one of their students.

These webinars will not be recorded. A total of four Active Learning Study Groups are scheduled for 10/28/2021, 12/16/2021, 2/24/2022 and 4/21/2022. Interested parties are not required to participate in all four meetings, but it is encouraged. Drop-ins are also welcome!

Register for Session ID: 40279 

December 2021

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning

December  16, 2021

The purpose of the Study Group this year will be to share case studies and discuss implementation of an Active Learning approach. Using student video and planning documents, participants will collaborate to design effective and meaningful instruction using active learning strategies. Each session will require one volunteer to share information and video of one of their students.

These webinars will not be recorded. A total of four Active Learning Study Groups are scheduled for 10/28/2021, 12/16/2021, 2/24/2022 and 4/21/2022. Interested parties are not required to participate in all four meetings, but it is encouraged. Drop-ins are also welcome!

Register for Session ID: 40281 

February 2022

 Mentor Center

February  20, 21, & 22, 2022   

Mentor Centers provide participants an opportunity to observe experienced TVIs and COMS as they use a variety of strategies and materials with their students on the TSBVI campus. Each participant will have the opportunity to observe between 4-6 individual VI professionals a day.

Learning Objectives:
• Observe visually impaired students in a variety of learning environments.
• Keep a record of materials and strategies observed.
• Apply strategies and materials to their own students.
• Connect theory learned in coursework to actual situations in the field.

Audience: Protégés matched with a TVI and/or COMS mentor through the TSBVI Mentor Program and Texas students currently enrolled in the Texas Tech University or Stephen F. Austin State University VI/O&M programs who do not have a mentor.

Register for Session ID: 40273 

 

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning

February 24, 2022    

The purpose of the Study Group this year will be to share case studies and discuss implementation of an Active Learning approach. Using student video and planning documents, participants will collaborate to design effective and meaningful instruction using active learning strategies. Each session will require one volunteer to share information and video of one of their students.

These webinars will not be recorded. A total of four Active Learning Study Groups are scheduled for 10/28/2021, 12/16/2021, 2/24/2022 and 4/21/2022. Interested parties are not required to participate in all four meetings, but it is encouraged. Drop-ins are also welcome!

Register for Session ID: 40283

April 2022

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning

April 21, 2022    

The purpose of the Study Group this year will be to share case studies and discuss implementation of an Active Learning approach. Using student video and planning documents, participants will collaborate to design effective and meaningful instruction using active learning strategies. Each session will require one volunteer to share information and video of one of their students.

These webinars will not be recorded. A total of four Active Learning Study Groups are scheduled for 10/28/2021, 12/16/2021, 2/24/2022 and 4/21/2022. Interested parties are not required to participate in all four meetings, but it is encouraged. Drop-ins are also welcome!

Register for Session ID: 40285 

Mentor Center

April 24, 25, & 26, 2022

Mentor Centers provide participants an opportunity to observe experienced TVIs and COMS as they use a variety of strategies and materials with their students on the TSBVI campus. Each participant will have the opportunity to observe between 4-6 individual VI professionals a day.

Learning Objectives:
• Observe visually impaired students in a variety of learning environments.
• Keep a record of materials and strategies observed.
• Apply strategies and materials to their own students.
• Connect theory learned in coursework to actual situations in the field.

Audience: Protégés matched with a TVI and/or COMS mentor through the TSBVI Mentor Program and Texas students currently enrolled in the Texas Tech University or Stephen F. Austin State University VI/O&M programs who do not have a mentor.

Register for Session ID: 40275