Virtual Workshop

Spring 2021 Working With the Experts


Participants must choose Option A (April 20, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm) OR Option B (April 26, 4:30pm-7:30pm & April 27, 4:30pm-7:30pm)


Online / Zoom

Participants must attend both Session 1 and 2 to receive 6 CEUs and/or ACVREP credit. A certificate will be emailed to all participants after the workshop.

Attendees have the option to participate in either a one-day training or a training split over two evenings. Please register for either option A or B below. If you register for both options, you will be removed from one of them.

Option A Registration

April 20, 2021

  • Session 1: 9:00am-12:00pm EST

  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

  • Session 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Option B Registration

April 26, 2021

  • Session 1: 4:30pm-7:30pm EST

April 27, 2021

  • Session 2: 4:30pm-7:30pm EST


Diane Sheline, M.A., Ed., TVI


Diane Sheline will be presenting on appropriate strategies for both distance and in-person assessment and instruction for students with cerebral/cortical visual impairment. This free 6-hour training will be provided via Zoom and is open to all; teachers of students with visual impairments, agency staff, family members, university faculty and students, etc.

Things for you to know:

  • This training will not be recorded.

  • Real-time closed captioning will be provided.

  • This training will be divided into two sessions. Participants must attend both Session 1 and 2 to receive 6 CEUs and/or ACVREP credit. A certificate will be emailed to all participants after the workshop.

  • After the training, attendees will be mailed a copy of the following books: Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention, by Christine Roman-Lantzy and Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment, by Diane Sheline.

Session 1: Assessment, Teaching Materials and Strategies for Students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

During this Zoom Training, participants will be introduced to CVI, learning about the variety of names associated with it, the neurological disorders causing and associated with it, the basics about our visual brain and current research in the field. There will be an overview of the 10 visual and behavioral characteristics described by Dr. Christine Roman (2018) and the CVI Range, an assessment tool developed by Dr. Roman (2018), will be briefly reviewed. In addition, participants will learn about the latest and most promising materials to include in a Functional Vision Evaluation Kit and to use with students who visually function in Phase I, Phase II and Phase III of the CVI Range. An updated listing of FVE/CVI Kit materials will be supplied to all attendees. A review of safety procedures and policies (specific to TVIs), given COVID 19, will also be shared.

Session 2:

  • Part 1: Distance Teaching Techniques, Strategies and Materials to use with Students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

  • Part 2: Conducting an Informal CVI Range Assessment Virtually

During this 2020-2021 School Year, many teachers are increasingly finding that they will be teaching their students from a distant location, often through Google Classroom, FaceTime or Zoom. During this Training, participants will learn how to improve their distance teaching techniques, how to make their lessons more meaningful and how to connect their remote learning experiences to home life for the student with CVI. Specifically, this Zoom Training will focus on how to choose a platform, identify a learning goal, create a succinct lesson, extend and apply what was taught, provide feedback and finally, how to keep the focus on learning! In addition, there will be a discussion on how an informal assessment or evaluation might be conducted virtually. Come to this training and learn how one TVI does this and learn ideas for conducting a virtual evaluation of your own.

Copyright© 2021 Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (FDOE/BESE), and the Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI). All rights reserved.


FIMC-VI is funded by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Student Education, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B.

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