Professional Development Activities
If you don't work at a school for the blind or in a larger city with a large VI program, it can be difficult to find professional development opportunities specific to teaching students with visual impairments.The following is a list of activities to help you continue to develop your professional skills and knowledge:
Even if you are not a member of AER, you can still attend meetings and conferences. Visit their webpages to view online resources and sometimes even handouts and PowerPoints from conferences.
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way." ~Franklin P. Jones
TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC: An Activities Based Curriculum for Teaching Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired. 32 Thematic Units and over 450 age neutral ECC activities in one book! Available for purchase as a pdf digital download.
Become a member for FREE to access the Printable VI Program Templates to support your district's vision program. Simply click on Log In|Register in the navigation bar at the top of the page and follow the directions to register and create your password.
Due to the nationwide shortage of vision professionals, it can be challenging to locate personnel. Announce a job vacancy on the Job Exchange of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, an online listing of jobs specific to the visual impairment field.