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.

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If you are seeking credit for watching the recorded version of any of these, use the Delayed Viewing Request form.


CTEBVI Conference

Active Learning Space:  A Resource for Families and Professionals - April 17, 2021

Education Consultants Charlotte Cushman and Kate Hurst presented a one-hour session on some of the challenges that educators and other professionals often face when trying to implement Active Learning. 

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Active Learning Coffee Hour

TSBVI Coffee Hour: Using an Active Learning Approach with Infants and Toddlers (WREIC Session) - March 18, 2021

This 2-hour presentation by Kate Hurst and Charlotte Cushman 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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Coffee Hour Discussion: Active Learning and O & M - February 22, 2021

Education Consultant Kate Hurst and COMS Chris Tabb discuss Active Learning and Orientation and Mobility in this one-hour webinar.

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.

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Coffee Hour Discussion:  The Little Room - November 19, 2020

Patty Obrzut, Kate Hurst, and Charlotte Cushman discuss the use of the Little Room, including how to configure a Little Room, how to select and hang objects, and special considerations.

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Coffee Hour Discussion:  Active Learning - September 24, 2020

Kate Hurst and Charlotte Cushman from TSBVI Outreach discuss resources for Active Learning in this one-hour presentation. Learn to use the Active Learning Space to develop programming for students under the developmental age of 48 months, whether the students is being served at home or in a school classroom.

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Coffee Hour Discussion:  Active Learning - May 18, 2020

A one-hour online presentation focusing on Key Points to Implement Active Learning Strategies by Scott Baltisberger, Patty Obrzut, Jessica McCavit, Kate Hurst, and Charlotte Cushman.  (Please note that this is not being offered for credit.)

Handouts, Discussion (chat), and Video Recording

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Coffee Hour Discussion:  Active Learning - May 4, 2020

A one-hour online presentation focusing on Activities of Daily Living by Scott Baltisberger, Sara Kitchen, Patty Obrzut, Jessica McCavit, Kate Hurst, and Charlotte Cushman.  (Please note that this is not being offered for credit.)

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Coffee Hour Discussion:  Active Learning - April 20, 2020

A one-hour online presentation focusing on Gross Motor Activities by Scott Baltisberger, Sara Kitchen, Patty Obrzut, Jessica McCavit, Kate Hurst, and Charlotte Cushman.  (Please note that this is not being offered for credit.)

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Coffee Hour Discussion:  Active Learning - April 6, 2020

A one-hour online presentation focusing on Home Hacks by Scott Baltisberger, Sara Kitchen, Patty Obrzut, Jessica McCavit, Kate Hurst, and Charlotte Cushman.  (Please note that this is not being offered for credit.)

Handouts, Discussion (chat), and Video Recording

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Active Learning Is More Than a Piece of Equipment

Perkins eLearning Webinar -- February, 2020

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Presented by Kate Hurst and Charlotte Cushman

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Active Learning Study Group:  September 2018 - May 2019

Active Learning Study Group - April 2019

Original webcast date: 4/18/2019
Description: 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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  1. Introduction  03:49
  2. Oral Motor Development  12:37
  3. Oral Motor Deficiencies  29:47
  4. Vocalization  09:03
  5. Conclusion  04:39

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning Study Group - January 2019

Original webcast date: 1/24/2019
Description: This webinar on Constructive Play is presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, Occupational Therapists at Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Michigan.

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Active Learning Study Group - September 2018

Original webcast date: 9/27/2018
Description:  The Comprehending Hand: Fine Motor Development
This webinar is presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, who are both Occupational Therapists at Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Michigan.
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Active Learning Study Group:  September 2017 - May 2018

Active Learning Study Group  -  May 2018

Original webcast date: 5/17/2018
Description: Active Learning Equipment

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Active Learning Study Group - March 2018

Original webcast date: 3/29/2018
Description:  Setting Up Your Classroom for Active Learning

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Active Learning Study Group - January 2018

Original webcast date: 1/25/2018
Description: Using an Active Learning Approach with Children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

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Active Learning Study Group - November 2017

Original webcast date: 11/30/2017
Description:  Using an Active Learning Approach for Older Students

 

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Active Learning Study Group - September 2017

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Original webcast date: 9/28/2017
Description: Choosing Materials and Matching Them to Learner Goals

 

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Active Learning Study Group  - September 2016 - May 2017

These webinars have been archived and can be accessed below.  Note:  if you want credit for viewing an archived event you must click on the registration link below each archived webinar and register first. You must also submit a Delayed Viewing Request and complete an evaluation.  All the study groups have been approved for 1 CEU with the Texas State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) and the Academy for Certification of Vocational Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP).


Active Learning Study Group - September 2016 


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Original broadcast date: 9/22/2016

Description: Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  Dates for the orignial broadcasts in this series includes: 9/22/16, 11/10/16, 1/16/17, 3/30/17 and 5/25/17. Chapters include:

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Active Learning Study Group - November 2016

Original webcast date: 11/10/2016
Description: Moving from Assessment to IEP Development to Delivering Instruction

Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen.  In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction.  Attention will be given to organizing the student's day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.  Dates for the orignial broadcasts in this series includes: 9/22/16, 11/10/16, 1/16/17, 3/30/17 and 5/25/17.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning Study Group - January 2017

Original webcast date: 1/26/2017
Description: Aligning Active Learning Goals with the General Curriculum

Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen. In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction. Attention will be given to organizing the student’s day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf) Transcript (txt)

Active Learning Study Group - May 2017

Original webcast date: 05/25/2017


Description: Penrickton Center for the Blind, Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired host this series of webinars on Active Learning, an instructional approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen. In this series of webinars we will share ideas for moving from assessment to IEP development to delivering instruction. Attention will be given to organizing the student’s day and delivering both general curriculum and expanded core curriculum content using an Active Learning approach.

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)


Functional Scheme Assessment 

During 2015-16 TSBVI Outreach staff are hosting a series of webinars focusing on Dr. Lilli Nielsen's Functional Scheme assessment tool. These webinars are hosted by Kate Hurst and Matt Schultz and include special presenters from Penrickton Center for the Blind in Michigan.  There are 5 total webinars: September, December, January, March, and May.

Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - September 2015

Original webcast date: 09/15/2015
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-2016 focused 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. In our September webinar covers plans for participation, the sequence of study, planning a process for completing the assessment and determining the involvement of various educational team members.  Other dates for this series included December 1, 2015, January 21, 2016, March 29, 2016, and May 24, 2016.

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Downloads: Handout (pdf) Audio (mp3) Transcript (txt)

Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - December 2015

Original webcast date: 12/01/2016
Description: Scoring the Social & Emotional Perception assessment of the Functional Scheme. The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-2016 focused 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. 

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - January 2016

Original webcast date: 01/21/2016
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-16 focused 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. In our January webinar we reviewed several sections of the assessment and looked at video examples of a student to see how these sections were scored. 

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Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - March 2016

Original webcast date: 3/29/2016
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-16 focused 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. In our March webinar we reviewed several sections of the assessment and looked at video examples of a student to see how these sections were scored. 

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Handout (pdf) Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3)

Active Learning Study Group on Functional Scheme - May 2016

Original webcast date: 05/24/2016
Description: The Active Learning Study Group for 2015-16 focused 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. In our May webinar we reviewed several sections of the assessment and looked at video examples of a student to see how these sections were scored.

 Register to receive ACVREP or SBEC credit.

Downloads: Transcript (txt) Audio (mp3) Handout (pdf)

See additional Active Learning webinars on the TSBVI website.