By: Carmen Willings
updated April 9, 2020
Taking initial coursework to become a vision professional is not enough to become or remain an effective vision professional. Part of professional practice is to remain a lifelong learner and staying current with developments in the field of visual impairments and also staying on top of current trends. This includes engaging in ongoing professional development to expand and develop your professional knowledge and skills.
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Professional Development Activities
If you don't work at a school for the blind or organization that works primarily with individuals who are blind or visually impaired, it can be difficult to find professional development opportunities specific to instructing individuals with visual impairments. The following is a list of activities to help you continue to develop your professional skills and knowledge:
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Itinerant teaching is very rewarding, but it can present many challenges as well. TVI’s must be able to work well with a variety of personalities to best support students and their teams. It is just as essential to be organized, flexible, reliable, and a team player as it is to be knowledgeable in your field. This hour-long presentation is packed full of tips and strategies from Carmen Willings who has been a full time Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments for over 20 years. This webinar is perfect for TVI's just entering the field and for all TVI's as they start the new school year!
Sign up for free membership to access the FREE downloadable handbooks and handouts on the Free Printables page along with access to the Goal Bank pages. Simply click on the Log In | Register link in the navigation bar. If you haven't joined yet, you will be prompted to create a password.
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