Last 2 Spring, 2018 Online Self-Paced Tutorials from Perkins for Individuals Working with Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired


Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* These courses were developed at the Perkins School for the Blind. Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for varying periods of time, depending on length of tutorial (dates are specified) to complete that tutorial at their convenience, 24/7. At the end of that tutorial, each participant will choose from “ACVREP” (includes their logo), “Continuing Education,” or “Professional Development.” People may take one course, or as many as they want.

REGISTER NOW for Course #3, Spring, 2018: Functional Vision Assessment (10.0 Credits)

Registration for this course ends Mar. 5, 2018. Course access is Mar. 1 - April 10, 2018 (you will not have 10 wks. to complete this, your work will need to be accelerated)

Functional Vision Assessment is made up of 5 modules, each containing video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning. Plan to work through 2 modules/week, plus a Final Project in this condensed 5 week period. While this is a self-paced course, the material will have the most impact if you work steadily through the outline in the order it is presented. Participants will earn 10 ACVREP or continuing education credits by completing all activities and quizzes. All assignments are required in order to receive education credits.

Target Audience: TVI and O & M Instructors seeking credits.

Pls note: Access to all Perkins courses offered for credit by VSDB Outreach ends April 10, 2018.

REGISTER NOW for Course #4, Spring, 2018: Student Assessment (4. 0 Credits)

Registration for this course ends Mar. 5, 2018. Course access is Mar. 1 - Apr. 10, 2018.

Student Assessment is made up of 4 videos that discuss the importance of using a combination of assessments when assessing students with visual impairments, how to evaluate your students’ progress using data collection systems, and how to incorporate the data into current assessment processes. Participants will earn 4.0 ACVREP or continuing education credits by completing the tutorial and taking an online assessment.

Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, O&Ms, Teachers of the Deaf-Blind, and Rehabilitation Specialists.

Voucher (coupon) codes will be sent on Mar. 1, 2018 to those already registered, and again on Mar. 5 at 4:00 pm for those who registered after 4 pm Mar 1 and before 4:00 pm on Mar. 5, 2018. You can then take the course(s) at your convenience from any location, within the time period allotted (see below).

*If you do not need credit or certificates of completion toward licensure, these courses can be accessed for free through Perkins without going through Outreach Services.


3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018,
3/1/2018 - 4/10/2018


Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer
(540) 414-5249


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