Course #3 - Beyond the Classroom: Topics for ECC (Summer 2020 Online Self-Paced Tutorials from Perkins for Individuals Working with Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired)



VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to four more online, self-paced tutorials (1.5 – 5.0 credits) based on your survey feedback. These 4 courses, developed a the Perkins School for the Blind, will be available starting today and ending July 21, 2020, free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are blind or visually impaired.* Those who register with VSDB Outreach before 4:00 pm June 20, 2020 will be sent a code that will allow access until July 21, 2020 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. Registration is now open for each of these four courses!

REGISTER NOW for Course #3, Summer, 2020  - Beyond the Classroom: Topics for ECC (5.0 Credits)

Registration with VSDB Outreach for this course ends at 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Course access begins when you receive your voucher code, and ends July 21, 2020.

Course Description: There are 4 webinars included in this training module that address areas of the Expanded Core that often take place outside of a formal classroom setting. Participants will: utilize strategies to help build the educational value of everyday and special activities; recognize the purpose of the ECC; infuse each component of the ECC into physical education; obtain a variety of intervention strategies for directly teaching topics such as, how to shower, appropriate masturbation, care for menstruation, and safety behaviors; and understand the differences between incidental and explicit learning in the context of the Expanded Core Curriculum.

Participants will earn 5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or CEU from Perkins School by viewing by viewing 4 designated webinars and taking an online quiz. All assignments are required in order to receive education credits.

Target Audience: This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, O&Ms, and family members.

After the registration period ends, you will receive a voucher (coupon) code that you will use when registering with the Perkins School to have the fees waived. The course(s) can then be taken at your convenience within a specified time period, as detailed above.

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


6/20/2020 - 7/21/2020


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