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  • Title text: Braille Transcription Tips and Tricks for TVIs57:56 Braille Transcription Tips and Tricks for TVIs

    Presented by Casey Sloan (Sumner Co Schools) and Becky Kuhn (TN RCVI) on 9/8/2023
    TN VIVA 2023-2024
    Session Description: In this session, hear from a seasoned TVI who has supported a braille reading student, and a long-time TVI and braille transcriber, who will share tips and tricks to transcribing and adapting instructional content for braille reading students.

    Uploaded Sep 11, 2023
  • 57:50 Preparing Students with Visual Impairments for Postsecondary Education or Employment

    Presented by Dr. Hilary Travers and Christina Muri Irland of Transition Tennessee on 1/24/2023
    TN VIVA 2022-2023
    Session Description:
    Transition Tennessee recently conducted a statewide study to explore the needs of educators who support transition-aged (14+) youth with visual impairments. The findings and implications of this study will be presented and discussed. Attendees will walk away with newly developed FREE resources to help them support students with VI as they work toward postsecondary education or employment.
    To request the latest VI-specific resources, scholarships, and accommodations documents email Transition Tennessee directly at [email protected]

    Uploaded Feb 24, 2023
  • TN VIVA Session 22-23: Inclusion is Belonging presented by Dr. Elizabeth Biggs50:12 Inclusion is Belonging: Promoting Peer Engagement and Relationships for Students with Multiple Disabilities, Including Visual Impairment

    Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Biggs (Vanderbilt University) on 10/4/2022
    TN VIVA 2022-2023
    Positive peer relationships are important for all students. But, it can be challenging to know how to provide supports that lead to students with disabilities being known, accepted, and befriended by their peers, particularly when students have complex support needs—such as students with multiple disabilities and visual impairment. This session will offer practical, evidence-based strategies to equip educators (e.g., teachers of students with visual impairment, special educators, general educators, paraeducators) to promote inclusion and belonging for students with disabilities in their general education school and classroom communities through peer relationships.
    Shared links:
    * Creating communities of belonging: https://tiescenter.org/topics/peer-engagement/creating-communities-of-belonging-for-students-with-significant-cognitive-disabilities
    * Implementation Guide for Peer Support Arrangements: https://publications.ici.umn.edu/ties/peer-engagement/practice-guides/peer-support-arrangements
    * Implementation Guide for Peer Network Interventions: https://publications.ici.umn.edu/ties/peer-engagement/practice-guides/peer-networks

    Uploaded Oct 24, 2022
  • 1:21:12 RCVI Welcome Back to School! (2022-23)

    Presented by Allen Huang (TN RCVI) on 8/19/2022
    TN VIVA 2022-2023
    Session Description:
    Welcome back to school! Join us to hear about exciting RCVI updates and what is planned for TN VIVA in the year ahead. Updates regarding the 2023 Federal Quota census and a review of the RCVI textbook ordering process will be provided as well.

    Uploaded Aug 22, 2022
  • 52:27 Camps for Students with VI

    Presented by: Andy Joiner (TSB) and Dr. Tammy Parsons (TSB), as well as students from the Vanderbilt University Program in Visual Disabilities on 1/12/2022
    Unity Virtual Academy 2021-2022
    Session Description:
    This session included an introduction to the TSB summer camp as well as a review of summer camp options for students with visual impairments throughout our region!

    Summer Camp Options PDF - https://vanderbilt.box.com/s/jko9kkscio0njmzioe4xqd81urx6khoe

    Uploaded Feb 22, 2022
  • Unity Virtual Academy session recording: Planning for What’s Next: TN VR Career Building Resources for Students with VI (with and without Additional Disabilities)51:25 Planning for What’s Next: TN VR Career Building Resources for Students with VI (with and without Additional Disabilities)

    Presented by Tiffany Kelley and Jessica Villanueva (TN Sensory Services) on 11/4/2021
    Unity Virtual Academy 2021-2022
    Session Description:
    Attend this session to learn about the programs, services, and supports for students with VI who are pursuing employment before or after high school graduation. Colleagues from VR Sensory Disabilities Services will present and guide a discussion on the vocational rehabilitation journey and career building for students with VI considering independent and/or supported employment.

    Uploaded Nov 04, 2021