Events

A toddler explores a bin of rhythm band instruments with an adult.
A toddler explores a bin of rhythm band instruments with an adult.

Below is a listing of training events and activities related to Active Learning. If you have an event you would like to share, please email hurstk@tsbvi.edu.

September 2022

September 26, 2022

3:00-4:00 PM CST

TSBVI Coffee Hour: Introduction to Active Learning Coaching

Active Learning is a research-based pedagogical approach that can provide access to the general curriculum for many students with the most complex needs when applied with fidelity. Learn how the Texas Sensory Support Network (TxSSN) is using a Texas Education Agency (TEA)-approved instructional coaching model and training materials tied to Texas’ School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI’s) Active Learning online modules to build capacity in Active Learning across the state of Texas.

Register to attend.


November 2022

November 7 & 8, 2022

8:30- 3:30 PM CST

Active Learning Workshop – Edmond North High School Auditorium, 215 W. Danforth Road, Edmond, OK 73003

Learn about the theory of Dr. Lilli Nielsen, which emphasizes simple ways to change the environment so that a child becomes an active participant and an engaged learner. Given the opportunity, any child can learn! Active Learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, has reshaped educational
programming. Motivating and empowering those with multiple special needs to be engaged by their environment, instead of being controlled by it. Join Ms. Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., as she provides you with this fresh and pioneering approach. Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious, or aggressive behaviors. This exciting conference will feature lectures, videos, and demonstrations. Active Learning equipment and materials will be on display throughout this conference.

This workshop is designed for teachers, assistants, therapists, and families of learners in the 0-48 month range developmentally. There is no registration fee required to attend this workshop.

For more information contact Kela Baird at kela.baird@edmondschools.net.

November 17, 2022

3:00-4:00 PM CST

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning 

During the Active Learning Study Groups , teams will share case studies and discuss implementation of an Active Learning approach. Using student video and planning documents, participants will collaborate to design effective and meaningful instruction using active learning strategies. Each session will require one volunteer to share information and video of one of their students. Participants are encouraged to attend the TSBVI coffee hour from 3pm to 4pm on September 26th, 2022 to find out how Texas is supporting Active Learning!

Objectives:
• Become more familiar with the Active Learning approach to educating students.
• Increase knowledge of ways to approach Active Learning for a variety of students.
• Work with peers to brainstorm Active Learning strategies for case study students.
• Share information about best practices.

Register to attend.

January 2023

January 19, 2023

3:00-4:00 PM CST

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning

During the Active Learning Study Groups , teams will share case studies and discuss implementation of an Active Learning approach. Using student video and planning documents, participants will collaborate to design effective and meaningful instruction using active learning strategies. Each session will require one volunteer to share information and video of one of their students. 

Register to attend.

March 2023

March 24, 2023 

3:00-4:00 PM CST

Active Learning Case Studies: Student Centered Planning

During the Active Learning Study Groups , teams will share case studies and discuss implementation of an Active Learning approach. Using student video and planning documents, participants will collaborate to design effective and meaningful instruction using active learning strategies. Each session will require one volunteer to share information and video of one of their students. 

Register to attend.