Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Pronghorn Conference Center


    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.



    • 18 Oct 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2016
    • 5:00 AM
    • Jackson

    Focus on Low Vision and Blindness
    Northern Rockies AER Conference
    October 19-21, 2016
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Spring Creek Ranch

    PRE- CONFERENCE FOR O&M SPECIALISTS                  October 18 - 19, 2016

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, Guide Dogs for the Blind will be providing training for O&M Specialists. This will include presentations and hands on work to improve skills in working with individuals who use a dog guide for mobility. This training will be held in a conference room in downtown Jackson to facilitate hands on work. There will be an additional $30 charge for those participating in this two day training. The number of people who can attend this pre-conference session, so register early to guarantee you can participate.

    CONFERENCE PROGRAM

    •  Unified English Braille Code Changes 
    • Orientation and Mobility for People Who          Use Wheelchairs and/or Canes
    • GPS Technology
    • Literacy for Students who have Low                  Vision or Are Blind
    • Accommodating the Needs of Adults                Who Have Hearing Loss, in Addition to        Vision Impairment
    • iOS Devices and Apps
    •   Accessible Instructional Materials and               Assistive Technology

            And much more!

            LODGING

    The conference is being held at one of the premier resorts in the Jackson Hole Area, Spring Creek Ranch. Spring Creek is holding a block of rooms for us at a fantastic rate for Jackson Hole of $145 per night for inn rooms, studios and a limited number of two bedroom suites. These rates will be available until September 18, so let them know you are with the NRAER conference. For more information, you can go to their website at www.springcreekranch.com You can make reservations by calling Spring Creek Ranch at 1-800- 443-6139.

    SILENT AUCTION

    The annual Northern Rockies AER Silent Auction will be held during the conference. There will be a fantastic gift basked from each NRAER state (Idaho, Montana and Wyoming) in addition to other fun gift items. Please bring items to donate for the auction. If you have questions, please contact Claire Perrin at perrin@silverstar.com

    CREDITS

    Continuing education hours are being applied for through the Wyoming Professional Teachers Standards Board, We are also working on ACVREP credit available through the University of Wyoming.

    The cost of registration includes all conference break-out sessions and lunch and

    AER Members - $125 ($150 after September 18)

    Non-members - $150 ($175 after September 18)

    Pre-conference for O&M Specialists – $30, in addition to your conference registration.



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