Upcoming Events

2015-2016

Registration links for fall sessions are not currently available. They will be added as registration becomes available.

Braille Boot Camp Series

Pat Van Geem will be joining us this fall in a deconstructed version of Braille Boot Camp.

We will have a series of four days spread out over fall and summer covering the technology skills needed to transcribe braille efficiently and accurately.

**This workshop series will not teach the Braille Code; Participants are expected to know braille before attending.


Session 1 : Literary Braille Production

September 10, 2015

9AM - 4PM

ESC 11

When adapting materials for students with visual impairments, special consideration must be taken. Techniques for creating accessible literary materials will be explored in this hands-on workshop.

Register Here


Session 2: Tactile Graphic Production

December 2, 2015

9AM - 4PM

ESC11

When adapting materials for students with visual impairments, special consideration must be taken. Participants will learn how to make computer-generated tactile graphics according to the BANA Tactile Graphic Standards in this hands on workshop.


Session 3: Braille and Nemeth Production

Spring 2016 - Dates coming soon

9AM - 4PM

ESC 11

When adapting materials for students with visual impairments, special consideration must be taken. Techniques for creating accessible math and science materials will be explored in this hands-on workshop.


Session 4: Tactile Graphic Production for Math and Science

Spring 2016 - Dates coming soon

9AM - 4PM

ESC 11

When adapting materials for students with visual impairments, special consideration must be taken. Techniques for creating accessible math and science tactile graphics will be explored in this hands-on workshop.

Unified English Braille Series

Webinars will be held from 2pm - 3pm. The face to face session will continue until 4pm allowing time to work individually and/or discuss changes as a group.

You may register for the webinar alone or for the face to face session held at ESC 11, but please do not register for both.


Each session from September to May will cover a unique topic.

Please see www.slsbvitexas.org/UEB for more information.


**These sessions are not intended to teach the UEB code. They will highlight the differences in the code and provide support to teachers that are learning UEB on their own or through a online training program.


September 16, 2015 - You may register for the webinar alone or for the face to face session held at ESC 11, but please do not register for both.

(register here for webinar)

(register here for face to face)


October 21, 2015


November 11, 2015


December 9, 2015


January 13, 2016


February 10, 2016


March 9, 2016


April 20, 2016


May 18, 2016

Using the Sensory Learning Kit

November 12th and 13th Link to Flyer

CVI Clinic with Diane Sheline and TSBVI Outreach

Link to Flyer Application Deadline September 25th Clinic Dates January 19th and 20th

Save the Date:

Children's Sensory Event w/ North Texas Vision Coalition

Saturday, November 14th

More information to come

Regional Braille Challenge

March 1, 2016

ESC 11

Technology Olympics

May 25, 2016

ESC 11

Regional Planning

Tentatively Scheduled for January 26; 27; and 28th

Times and Locations TBD

Conferences and Events:

North Texas White Cane Day

The 2015 North Texas White Cane Safety Day will take place at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District on Thursday October 15, 2015.

Sports Extravaganza

October 16th and 17th 2015

SWOMA

November 5-7, 2015 in Austin at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)

TAER

March 30-April 2, 2016 Omni Houston Hotel at Westside; Houston

Texas Focus

June 17th and 18th Hilton Arlington Hotel

Additional Training Information:

Stephanie Walker, M.Ed.

Educational Consultant

Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility

Instructional Services Division