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.

October 2022

October 20, 2022

CVI Study Group 

3:00-4:00 PM

Predetermined, self-selected participants/teams will share documents and videos regarding their own students with facilitators in advance of the study group. During the study group, all participants will view the shared information regarding specific students and have the opportunity to discuss the students and situations observed and offer suggestions for the community of professionals and parents who attend. Sessions may also center around topics and resources related to CVI as identified by the group.

Objectives:

    • Become more familiar with CVI Characteristics.
    • Increase knowledge of CVI Range Assessment.
    • Work with peers to brainstorm CVI interventions for their students.
    • Share information about new research and best practices.

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November 2022

November 6-8, 2022

SWOMA 2022: Together Again!!

The Southwest Orientation & Mobility Conference is back… in person! This coming November we will be at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock, TX. We can’t wait for you to join us!!

We are excited to be moving back to our face-to-face conference this year, with timely and informative keynotes and breakout sessions as well as the opportunity to connect with exhibitors.

Over 13 hours of CEU’s (ACVREP and SBEC) are offered through SWOMA this year.

Conference Dates:
    • November 6th: Pre-Conference (Optional)
    • November 7th – 8th: Main Conference
Registration Fees:
    • Professionals – $150 (Early Bird) & $175 (Late)
    • Family Member, Univ. Students, & Paraprofessionals – $50

Registration ends October 28th @ 5:00 PM Central! A late cancellation/no-show fee of $25 may be applied to registrations that are canceled less than 7 days prior to the start date of the event. This includes “no-calls, no-shows.” If you suspect that you are unable to attend, please log into your account to cancel your registration or contact us ASAP to avoid this charge.

For more information about this conference, as well as a direct link for hotel reservations, or to register visit our SWOMA Conference Page.

November 17, 2022

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning 

3:00-4:00 PM CST

During the Active Learning Study Groups , teams will 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. Participants are encouraged to attend the TSBVI coffee hour from 3pm to 4pm on September 26th, 2022 to find out how Texas is supporting Active Learning!

Objectives:

    • Become more familiar with the Active Learning approach to educating students.
    • Increase knowledge of ways to approach Active Learning for a variety of students.
    • Work with peers to brainstorm Active Learning strategies for case study students.
    • Share information about best practices.

December 2022

December 15, 2022

CVI Study Group

3:00-4:00 PM CST

Predetermined, self-selected participants/teams will share documents and videos regarding their own students with facilitators in advance of the study group. During the study group, all participants will view the shared information regarding specific students and have the opportunity to discuss the students and situations observed and offer suggestions for the community of professionals and parents who attend. Sessions may also center around topics and resources related to CVI as identified by the group.

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January 2023

January 19, 2023

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning

3:00-4:00 PM

During the Active Learning Study Groups , teams will 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. 

Register Now

February 2023

 February 16, 2023

CVI Study Group

3:00-4:00 PM CST

Predetermined, self-selected participants/teams will share documents and videos regarding their own students with facilitators in advance of the study group. During the study group, all participants will view the shared information regarding specific students and have the opportunity to discuss the students and situations observed and offer suggestions for the community of professionals and parents who attend. Sessions may also center around topics and resources related to CVI as identified by the group.

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Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education: Inspiration to Implementation (in-person conference)

February 23-25, 2023

Austin Marriott North

A young man laughs at the sound he makes with his homemade shaker.
A young man laughs at the sound he makes with his homemade shaker.

The theme for the 2023 Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education is Inspiration to Implementation. Join us as we explore innovations within deafblind education such as developing tactile learning strategies, evaluating students, and increasing recognition for qualified personnel. Together, we will discuss practical strategies including identifying infants and children who are deafblind and elevating the family voice in individual services and systems change. Take advantage of this experience by attending the optional, full-day Pre-Symposium, which features a track for attendees who are new to deafblind education and another for advanced practitioners.

More information on the 2023 Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education, including a full agenda, will be available soon. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Registration Fees

    • Pre-conference: February 23, 2023
    • Professionals $50
    • Paraprofessionals, University Students and Family Members $20

Regular Conference: February 24-25, 2023

    • Professionals $250 / $300 (late registration) 
    • Paraprofessionals and University Students $125 / $175 (late registration)
    • Out-of-State Professionals $270 / $320 (late registration)
    • Family Members $200 / $250 (late registration) 

Conference Hotel Reservations

Hotel link for reservations

Please book by February 11, 2023

 

Texas Symposium on DeafBlind Education Awards Nominations
Nominations for the 2023 Symposium awards are now being accepted. If you know an intervener, family member, educator or other professional that you would like to recognize for their outstanding work in the deafblind field consider nominating them for one of our four award categories. To learn more about each award and to submit a nomination, please click here

March 2023

April 2023

May 2023