Technology continues to evolve at a faster pace than you can keep up with. You know your students need to be able to use technology in order to travel independently. You want to be able to help them acquire these skills without wasting all of your planning time trying to figure them out.
I completely understand.
For years, I felt behind the curve when it came to technological advancements for people with visual impairments. It seemed like every week another application came to the marketplace and every other day there was a new update that I had to learn. I felt like I couldn't stay on top of it all.
Luckily, I got my millennial-minded self wrapped around the new advancements that were coming out. Developed strategies that helped my students become more independent and allowed us to learn the new updates together.
Many of my students have been able to generalize the information they learn in our O&M classes to allow them to travel independently in their communities. Whereas, they were not able to do so before they understood how to use the way-finding applications and technology.
In this course, we will learn strategic methods for facilitating our students' success without spending our entire planning periods drowning in new apps every day. I will give you my step-by-step approach to the most practical, simple, and economical way-finding applications currently on the market.
As we go through the course together, you, too, will become an expert in way finding mobile applications.
4 monthly live interactive webinars to help you gain the strategies you need and have your questions answered.
We will meet over Zoom to allow each person the ability to share their ideas, case study information, and ask questions.
Using effective methods to help your students with multiple impairments, you will finally begin to see your students' independence rise to it's fullest potential.
Study guides will help you plan your lessons and record your benchmark data.
Join a group of dedicated Orientation and Mobility Specialists, just like you.
Get your questions answered before our monthly meetings in our private forums.
Learn from one another as you use the teaching methods in real world situations.
(Because you would totally do this even without the credits.)
This Study Group is eligible for 6 ACVREP Credits.
1/hour of webinar and 1/2 hour per month of assignments.
We will offer a certificate of completion for this professional development. Check with your administration to make sure it complies with your professional development requirements.
Kassandra Maloney, M.S., COMS, has been a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist for the past 11 years.
Throughout her time as an O&M Specialist, the majority of Kassy's caseload was primarily comprised of students with multiple impairments.
Kassy knows just how hard it can be to feel confident in addressing the needs of students with visual and multiple impairments. As an O&M Specialist, she developed a variety of strategies that has helped her improve her students' ability to know where they are in space and their ability to use their AMD, cane, or visual travel skills to access their environments.
$67 (Beta Round)
We will only be accepting the first 30 registrants in to this study group.
Registration will be announced first to the interest list, and then open to the general public.
Interact LIVE: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 4PM EST*
1 hour interactive webinar in September.
+ 1/2 an hour homework to be completed by October webinar.
Interact LIVE: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 4PM EST*
1 hour interactive webinar in October.
+ 1/2 an hour homework to be completed by November webinar.
Interact LIVE: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4PM EST*
1 hour interactive Webinar in November.
+ 1/2 hour homework to be completed by December webinar.
Interact LIVE: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4PM EST*
1 hour interactive webinar in December
+ 1/2 hour review and homework due before evaluation.
*Dates and times of interactive webinars are subject to change based upon the availability of the Study Group participants and guest expert teachers.
Join the Accessible Way-finding Mobile Technology Study Group and receive: