FIMC-VI Professional Learning Opportunities
Prior to each Webinar, you will receive log-on information. Pay close attention to the virtual meeting room that we are using. FDLRS now has two rooms and some sessions are in the Adobe Connect Room and others are in the Auditorium. Remember to participate, you need a computer with Internet access and audio speakers or headset. Please log-on prior to the start of each session to download any updates and check your settings. Since we are recording these sessions, once they begin, we can’t stop to troubleshoot individual connection problems.
FIMC-VI 2012-2013 Webinar Topics
(1) Orientation for New Teachers and New Program Supervisors (three sessions)
(2) iCan! – Introduction to iPads/iTouch Devices for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (one session)
(3) Digital Text and Virtual Learning – What it Means for Students with Visual Impairments (two sessions)
(4) FCAT 2013 – What the Teacher of the Visually Impaired Needs to Know.
You can register for any or all topics. Registering for the topic registers you for all related sessions. If you miss a session, it will be archived on the FIMC-VI website within 48 hours. Click here for dates and times (times listed as Eastern Time) or to continue to registration:
Orientation for New Teachers and New Program Supervisors
(1) May 10, 2013, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (Part Three)
(1) January 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Digital Text for Students with Visual Impairments
(2) May 8, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Part Two)
FCAT 2013 – What the Teacher of the Visually Impaired Need to Know
(1) January 22, 2013, from 10:00 to 3:30 pm.
2012-2013 Working with the Experts – Visually Impaired
The 33rd Annual Seminars for Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Parents, School Psychologists, Agency Personnel, and Others Involved in the Education of Students Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Deaf-Blind was held on the following dates. All agendas have been approved by the Florida Department of Education.
November 1 and 2, 2012, Ft. Lauderdale Marriott North: Assessment of Students Who Are Blind (this is a repeat of the March 2011 session in St. Petersburg). Dr. Lynne Jaffee will train TVIs on the use of the Woodcock Johnson, Braille Edition, and Dr. Joan Chase will provide training on the use of the Tactile Assessment of Performance for certified/licensed school psychologists. Click here for additional information
December 6 and 7, 2012, FIMC-VI / Manhattan Center, Tampa, Winter Wonderland for Building Technology Skills is designed to provide targeted training in the use of digital text, iPads/iTouch devices, Cool Tools for braille readers and low vision students, tactile graphics with computers, and other topics. Sessions will be taught by TVIs that are using the technology with their students. There will be a reception Friday morning to recognize the 40 years of service FIMC-VI has provided to students and teachers in Florida. Click here for additional information or to register: Click here for additional information.