The Wyoming Department of Education is hosting a two day workshop on the nuts and bolts of conducting a FVA / LMA. This training is being coordinated by WDE’s Vision Outreach Service, and the Deaf Blind Project. It is designed for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and Orientation and Mobility Specialists.
It is extremely important for students with low vision to have access to the most appropriate materials, curriculum and technology. In order to determine what students who have visual impairments can and cannot see, as well as, how they use their vision, the functional vision evaluation is critical. Once this information is at our fingertips, the LMA will provide a framework for determining the appropriate literacy media.
The WDE and Deaf-Blind Project will host a three day Summer Institute June 28-30, 2016 “Opening the World of Literacy for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.” The workshop will be held at the Pronghorn Conference Center in Lander, WY. A block of rooms have been reserved.
This professional development opportunity will focus on the communication needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities and how to link effective literacy strategies for this population.
Participants will be encouraged to bring their team with them to develop co-teaching methods and strategies to improve outcomes for these students. Educators will come away with lesson plan perspectives and ideas, available on-line modules and a better understanding of instructional shifts.