To view archived trainings, visit our Past Events page.

Visit the Student and Family Events page for Florida Cane Quest, Florida Braille Challenge, and Festival of Families information.

All FIMC-VI provided trainings are free of charge and open to all participants unless noted.

If you are seeking inservice credit or ACVREP CEUs for a webinar, use the Inservice Credit form

After participating in a webinar, please fill out our Webinar Evaluation form.  

Upcoming Events

Online Module

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Do you need a refresher on UEB Math/Science (formerly called UEB Technical)? Or are you ready to learn UEB Math/Science but would like some help along the way? Then you're in luck! Join Hayley Locker, FIMC-VI's Braille Specialist, on a journey through UEBOnline's Mathematics Program this school year. If you follow FIMC-VI's schedule, you will complete all 30 lessons by early May 2022!

UEBOnline Math/Science

Online Module

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

This independent, self-paced training is designed for teachers (classroom, P.E., music, art, etc) therapists, and paraprofessionals that are new to the needs of students with visual impairments. However, any school-based personnel working with students with visual impairments would benefit from completing these modules. There are a total of 5 modules, which include videos and other activities. Participants will earn up to 5 inservice credits, which may be used towards the recertification requirement of 20 inservice points in teaching students with disabilities (Rule 6A-40051, F.A.C.).

What to Do if You Are Working with a Student Who is Blind or Visually Impaired

Webinar

Monday, January 31, 2022

This webinar will address the role of the teacher of students with visual impairments with regards to administering the FSAA. This will include information about accommodations, braille codes, object exchange materials and procedures specific to the braille versions of the FSAA.

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment Update

Virtual Water Cooler

Thursday, February 24, 2022

This meeting will address strategies and resources for ensuring the appropriate use of psychoeducational assessments for students with visual impairments. Both school psychologists and TVIs are welcome to attend and learn how they can successfully collaborate or share what has worked for them.

School Psychologists and TVIs

Virtual Water Cooler

Thursday, March 24, 2022

This webinar will share strategies and resources for writing SMART goals for students with visual impairments. The connection of IEP goals to quality assessments and data collection will also be discussed.

IEP Goals and Objectives

Webinar

Thursday, March 31, 2022

This session will address end-of-year procedures, including returning materials to FIMC-VI and ordering textbooks for the next school year. FIMC-VI updates will also be shared, such as the 2022-2023 training calendar.

FIMC-VI Info and Updates 3

Meeting

Friday, April 8, 2022

The Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired, in conjunction with the Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), will host a virtual meeting specifically for district contacts responsible for the programs for students with visual impairments and/or students who are deaf/hard of hearing. It is recommended that the district contact person for these programs attend this meeting to discuss emerging issues, review district data, and participate in discussions on relevant topics.

2021-2022 Spring Joint Vision and D/HH Contacts Meeting

Virtual Water Cooler

Thursday, April 14, 2022

This meeting is an opportunity for participants to drive the discussion on their preferred topics related to O&M (i.e. screenings, evaluations, off-campus lessons, serving young students or students with multiple disabilities, etc).

Orientation and Mobility

Virtual Workshop

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Students with visual impairments including those who have additional/multiple disabilities often require the development of individualized, multimodal communication programs to support their expressive communication and access to information and interactions throughout the day. This workshop provides a holistic understanding of communication development, and knowledge of unique techniques and approaches that apply to the diverse group of students with visual impairments.

Spring Working with the Experts: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC): Unique Considerations for Students with Visual Impairments