TVI Teacher Standards
By: Carmen Willings
Updated April 9, 2020
Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments have a unique job and will need to develop skills in areas not typically addressed in standard teacher evaluation tools. Listed here are skills specific to being a TVI. No TVI will exceed standards in all areas. We all have areas of strengths and weaknesses, but this list is helpful for self-reflection. You can pat yourself on the back for areas of strength, and also acknowledge those areas of weakness in which you can grow.
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Resources to Support You in Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
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Tips for Being a "Physically Fit" TVI Recorded Presentation
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. Seeking out professional development opportunities, developing a professional support system and continually striving to excel will foster growth in all TVI’s whether new to the field or those with years of experience. The intent of this session is to provide strategies for itinerant TVI’s to excel in their careers by providing specific strategies to improve their effectiveness as an itinerant VI professional. 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!
Ways to Access the Presentation
Request a Certificate of Completion
To receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour, complete the short "Be A Physically Fit TVI" quiz on Google Forms and receive a score of at least 80%. Don't worry. If you don't pass, you can look over your notes or re-watch the presentation and retake the test! If you have any accessibility issues with the form, please don't hesitate to let me know and we can make other arrangements.
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This is checklist style of a Teacher self assessment tool, located on the Printables page for free, that you can use to set goals for your career growth.
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