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Register for Virtual Training on CorelDRAW

Registration has closed for the virtual training on CorelDRAW. CorelDRAW is a commercial drawing software program that is great for making digital tactile graphics. See what it’s about or follow along for live training during four Zoom sessions on January 17, 18, 24, 26, 2023, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm each day.

Professional Development opportunities on Cortical Visual Impairment

January 20, 2023, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

This class will be conducted by the Perkins Institute. The session will deal with teaching strategies for teaching them. This class will be recorded and made available on the WCBVI website. Please go to the link below to register.

Register for Professional Development on CVI

Register for INSITE 2023

WCBVI is offering the In-Home Sensory Impaired Training and Education (INSITE) course beginning January 23, 2023 through May 1, 2023.

This course is designed to teach parents, teachers, therapists and others techniques and practices to successfully work with children, birth through six, who have visual impairments and other sensory impairments. It will cover communication, hearing impairment, family practices, visual impairments, motor impairments, speech and language, early literacy, and other subject areas.

Classes will meet Monday evenings, beginning January 23, 2023, and run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on successive Mondays until May 1, 2023. Classes will be recorded. Participants should plan to attend all classes. We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform and all participants will receive a WCBVI account to be able to take part in the classes. There is no charge for this course and all materials will be provided.

For questions, please contact:
Dave Hyde
Professional Development Coordinator
david.hyde@wcbvi.k12.wi.us
608-758-6152

INSITE 2023 Online Registration

APH Career Connect Presentation

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 3:30 PM

Come join Dave Ballmann, who will be hosting the Career Connect staff from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and participants of the student advisory board for Career Connect. They will present on THEIR MANY RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE. Resources include such things as the newly designed Job Seekers Toolkit and Career Conversations and College Conversations webinars.

Register for APH Career Connect Presentation

Save the Date for the Wisconsin Braille Competency Exam

The next Wisconsin Braille Competency Exam will take place on March 11, 2023, with March 18 reserved as an inclement weather date. The exam will be given on the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) campus. Registration will open on January 30. We will make announcements leading up to that date. The final Wisconsin Braille Competency Exam will be in the Summer of 2023, the last time the WBCE will be offered.

2023 Pre-EmployAbility Weekend 

Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 

The Pre-EmployAbility weekend is new this year, and it will be required for all students who wish to attend the 2023 Summer Pre-EmployAbility Program. 

David Ballmann provides details about the weekend in a short video available at the link below. 

2023 Pre-EmployAbility Weekend Video 

2023 Preschool & Elementary Conference Family & Professional Registration, now open!

The Preschool Conference is an annual event for the purpose of supporting families, caregivers, and professionals who have or work with young children who are blind or visually impaired, making connections with other families, and gaining information and strategies to assist their children in reaching their highest potential. This conference is a learning collaboration for parents and professionals!

This year, we hope to meet your needs by providing a FREE hybrid conference that consists of virtual sessions and in-person sessions at the Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells April 21-22, 2023, including the ability to be virtual during live sessions at the time of the in-person conference! Additionally, we will record each session for those unable to attend live or who want to recap the session following the conference.

Please sign up for all sessions you would like to attend virtually and in person at Chula Vista. Follow the link to the family or professional registration below and pass this on to any families you think could benefit from attending this conference. Thank you!

WCBVI 2022-2023 Low Vision and Refraction Clinics

WCBVI is offering in-person Low Vision and Refraction Clinics for the school year.

Spots are limited! In order to reduce the number of people in the room at a time, only 4 students will be attending a clinic at each location. The first 4 students with completed returned paperwork will secure a time slot at the clinic.

Visit our website Low Vision and Refraction Clinics for more information.

Low Vision & Refraction Clinic Interest Form

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