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

Student and Family Event

Saturday, November 6, 2021

All students with visual impairments and their families are invited to the virtual family event to learn about tools for wandering, hear from adult wanderers, and have fun!
November 1 or 2: Cane skills will be assessed via Zoom at student’s school or home.
November 6: Family event and Awards Ceremony via Zoom.

Not all who wander are lost at Florida Cane Quest®

Webinar

Friday, November 12, 2021

This webinar will address the Annual Census / Student Registration process, and share FIMC-VI updates. Whether you are new or a veteran teacher of the visually impaired or Vision Contact, this is your chance to learn about: Using FIMC-VI's Online System for Annual Census; Why Annual Census is conducted, how to authorize staff, how Annual Census is completed, and deadlines for completion; Upcoming FIMC-VI events; Braille Challenge; and more!

FIMC-VI Info and Updates 2

Conference

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The theme of this year’s conference is “Future in Focus.” We encourage all education and rehabilitation professionals to share their expertise by presenting their fresh ideas, innovative insights, successful programs, or research results at this well-respected biennial event.

2021 FAER Conference

Conference

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Registration for the 2021 GITWL Conference has been paused as we review the evolving situation with COVID-19. A final decision regarding conference registration will be announced soon.
GITWL 2021 brings together the most current thinking on all forms of literacy for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, including print, braille, auditory, tactile graphics comprehension and the use of assistive technology.

Getting In Touch with Literacy

Webinar

Thursday, January 6, 2022

This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the required assessments for initial eligibility and reevaluation of students with visual impairments: Functional Vision Learning Media Assessment, Expanded Core Curriculum, and Orientation and Mobility screening.

Overview of Essential Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments

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.

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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