Podcasts and Webinars

Podcasts

Perkins eLearning To Go, Aired 5/21/2019
 

Webinars

Penrickton Center for Blind Children, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired have been collaborating on a series of webinar study groups each year. Most of these have been recorded and archived here.

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Active Learning From Functional Scheme Assessment to FIELA – 01/20/2022

January 20, 2022 – Closed captioned. Active Learning From FSA to FIELA will connect the dots between assessing the functional level of children using the Functional Scheme Assessment (FSA) and implementation using the Flexible, Individual, Enriched, Level, Appropriate (FIELA) curriculum. This discussion will include connecting FIELA to the core curriculum or expanded core curriculum to meet students’ developmental needs and address IEP goals.

Active Learning – CTEBVI Webinar 04/17/2021

April 17, 2021 – Charlotte Cushman and Kate Hurst present an overview to the Active Learning Space website for the CTEBVI Conference.

 

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TSBVI Coffee Hour: Using an Active Learning Approach with Infants and Toddlers (WREIC Session) 3/18/2021

This presentation will focus on the principles of Dr. Lilli Nielsen’s Active Learning approach, with special emphasis on its use in early intervention. We will begin by exploring Active Learning Principles, and then look at specific materials and activities that can be done in the home environment. We will also look at the Active Learning Space website https://activelearningspace.org/ and discuss how it can be used to support families and practitioners.

 

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TSBVI Coffee Hour: Active Learning and O&M 2/22/2021

Movement is central to brain development and learning in all human beings. Children with significant physical and health challenges who are visually impaired also benefit greatly from learning to move, even in limited ways. This presentation will share information about the benefits of movement in learning foundational concepts, developing spatial awareness skills, and most importantly, getting these children moving. COMS will learn specific strategies and resources to use in delivering orientation and mobility instruction to these students in face-to-face and home settings.

Active Learning Study Group – April 2019

4/18/2019 Oral motor skill development refers to the use and function of the lips, tongue, hard and soft palates, jaw, and teeth. The movement and coordination of these structures is very important in speech production, safe swallowing, and consuming various food items.

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Active Learning Study Group – January 2019

1/24/2019 This webinar on Constructive Play is presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, Occupational Therapists at Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Michigan discuss the development of constructive play. This includes these topics:  One Object Inside Another, Take Apart & Put Back Together, Concept of Quantity, Importance of Banging Games, Stacking of Object, and Introduction of Tools.

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Active Learning Study Group – September 2018

9/27/2018 Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, who are both Occupational Therapists at Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Michigan discuss the development of grasp in children.

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Active Learning Study Group – May 2018

5/17/2018  This webinar focuses on Active Learning equipment that includes the Resonance Board, Support Bench, Essef Board, and HOPSA Dress.

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Active Learning Study Group – March 2018

3/29/2018 This video discusses topics such as Setting Up Your Classroom, Activity Walls, Centers, Ideas for Storage, Itinerant Teachers , and Active Learning at Home.

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Active Learning Study Group – January 2018

1/25/2018 This video addresses the student with CVI, including approaches and materials for learners with CVI.

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Active Learning Study Group – November 2017

11/30/2017 This video discusses the Key Points of Active Learning Approach, Active Learning with Older Students.

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ACTIVE LEARNING STUDY GROUP – SEPTEMBER 2017

9/28/2017 This video focuses choosing materials appropriately based on the child’s preferences, skills, and learning goals. It includes a Position Board Case Study.

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Active Learning Study Group – May 2017

05/25/2017 This video looks at how students at Narbethong State Special School in Australia organize the student’s day and deliver instruction. A case study is presented.

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Active Learning Study Group – January 2017

1/26/2017 This video shares ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction in both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.

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Active Learning Study Group – November 2016

11/10/2016 This video addresses aligning goals and objectives to the standard curriculum and how to write goals and objectives that specify an Active Learning approach.

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Active Learning Study Group – September 2016

9/22/2016 This video provides a basic introduction to Active Learning.

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Active Learning Study Group – May 2016

05/24/2016 This video focuses on Dr. Nielsen’s “The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment.” This assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. It includes a review of several sections of the assessment and looks at video examples of a student to see how these sections were scored.

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Active Learning Study Group – March 2016

3/29/2016 This video focuses on “The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment.” This assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. In our March webinar we review these individual segments: Introduction, Visual Perception Field, Haptic Tactile Field, Olfactory & Gustatory Fields and Language Comprehension Field.

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Active Learning Study Group – January 2016

01/21/2016 The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-16 will focus on Dr. Nielsen’s “The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment.” This video focuses on Fine Movement  and Gross Movement.

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Active Learning Study Group – December 2015

12/01/2015  This video focuses on scoring the Social & Emotional Perception assessment of the Functional Scheme.

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Active Learning Study Group – September 2015

09/15/2015 The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-2016 will focus on Dr. Nielsen’s “The Functional Scheme: Function Skills Assessment.” This assessment is used with learners between birth and 48 months to determine their developmental levels and changes in levels. The September webinar includes study group participation, sequence of study, process for completing the assessment and involvement of various educational team members. It also includes Tips from Penrickton Center, Terminology, and Scoring.
 

Active Learning Study Group – April 2015 – Early Learning Step-by-Step Chapters 8 & 9

04/07/2015 TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapters 8 and 9 in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning. Topics include: Learning to Dress & Undress and Constructive Play.
 

Active Learning Study Group – March 2015 – Early Learning Step-by-Step Chapter 7

03/03/2015 TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapter 7, Learning to Eat in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen. Topics include: Teaching Eating Skills, Facilitating Learning  and Developing Independence in Eating.
 

Active Learning study group – January 2015 – Early Learning Step-by-Step Chapter 6

01/06/2015 TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator, Ann Rash, Early Childhood Intervention and Sara Kitchen, Educational Consultant discuss Chapter 6, in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning. This webinar discusses how to support development of mouth motor skills in infants with disabilities. Topics include: Normal Development of Chewing, Ideas for Intervention, Environment, and Toys.

Active Learning Study Group – December 2014 – Early Learning Step-by-Step Chapter 5

12/02/2014 TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapter 5, in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning. This webinar looks at different Active Learning equipment and includes such topics as: Introduction to Active Learning Equipment, SPG Boards, Cummerbund, Bead and Chain Holders, Harp – Sensitar, Object Grid, Tipping Board, Wall Mounted Object Board, Little Room, Support Bench, Resonance Board, Essef Board, and HOPSA Dress.
 

Active Learning Study Group – November 2014 – Early Learning Step-by-Step Chapter 4

11/04/2014 TSBVI Outreach staff members Kate Hurst, Statewide Staff Development Coordinator and Matt Schultz, Deafblind Education Consultant discuss Chapter 4, in the book Early Learning Step-by-Step by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, creator of Active Learning. Topics include: Midline Organization of Hands, Head Control, Unsupported Sitting, and Standing and Walking Independently.