Archive for November, 2013

I would like to thank Yvonne Ali of the Missouri Instructional Resource Center f/t Visually Impaired for sending out a recommendation of my math manipulatives to approximately 400 Special Education Directors who have students with visual
impairments in their program, teachers of the visually impaired, and others in Missouri. I appreciate the time she spent to attempt to provide students with a variety of learning strategies and manipulatives for mastering their math standards.

An article about my math manipulatives has just been included on the “Paths to Literacy” website, a website that is the result of a joint project between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). By combining their resources and expertise, they hope to assist educators and families in the quest to provide academic experiences for children who are blind or visually impaired. I appreciate their support!

I appreciate the prompt response from Janet Dickelman, Convention Chair for the American Council for the Blind.  Ms. Dickelman offered to share my manipulatives with the colleagues in her association.  With her help, I will be able to give VI teachers another resource to help teach their students with their grade-appropriate standards.   State standardized assessments are going to be here before we know it.  Hopefully, I will help make a difference! As I have stated in previous posts, my goal is to help as many students learn as fast as I can.