Outreach Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Training Events
Outreach Programs sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of workshops and conferences throughout the year. Many of these take place on the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Others take place in various locations throughout the state. Collaboration in providing training events is a big part of our mission. We work with professional organizations, education service centers, and family support groups to offer conferences and larger statewide workshops. See a list of Outreach Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Training Events or for more detailed description download the 2012-13 Outreach Catalog of Services and Supports or download a list of events planned for this school-year. Events are also listed on the Statewide Calendar of Training Events.
After attending a TSBVI Outreach Programs workshops go online to complete the evaluation and receive your certificate. If you are attending a larger conference event, you will use a different evaluation link. Go to the individual conference website or check your conference packet to find that link/web address.
Location: Region 4 ESC (located at 7145 W. Tidwell Road, Houston, TX 77092); Houston, TX
This conference will provide strategies and resources for teachers and paraprofessionals who serve students with low incidence disabilities (i.e. severely cognitively disabled, medically fragile, and/or deafblind). Motivating and inspiring an individual with special needs to engage in their environment can be challenging. Join Patty Obrzut, M. S., O.T.R., Assistant Director of Penrickton Center for Blind Children, as she provides you with a fresh an innovative approach for creating and understanding, Active Learning. Patty will share information about designing learning environments, equipment designed by Lilli Nielsen, and discuss ways to promote skills attainment and independence in children of all developmental ages. A valuable resource for teachers, parents, therapists and support staff. The presentation will include an introduction to the concepts of active learning. The participant will gain skills in identifying and creating active learning environments. Perceptual aides including the little room, hopsadress, support bench, and resonance board will be presented.
Want to know about all the training events going on this next year? We maintain the Statewide Calendar of Training Events for the Statewide Leadership Services for Blind & Visually Impaired (SLSBVI) Network. There you can learn about events sponsored by the education service centers, parent organizations and others. If you would like to submit training events for the calendar, please email to Miriam Miramontes.