Archive for September, 2015

I received a quick response from Kenny Jones, Kentucky School for the Blind’s Center Based Outreach Consultant. I have accepted an invitation to share my teaching strategies at the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville, KY at 8:00-9:00 on October 22nd. I appreciate his help forwarding my teaching strategies to KSB’s math teachers and administrators.

After my demonstration at 9:45 at the 2015 Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference on October 23rd in Nashville. I am going to drive across town to meet with TVI and assistive technology specialists at my 2:30 session at the 2015 Tennessee Statewide VI Conference at the Tennessee School for the Blind. I am going to share my teaching strategies at two state conferences in one day.

Elaine Brown, Director of Outreach Services at the Tennessee School for the Blind, called and invited me to share my teaching strategies at two additional sessions on Saturday, October 24th. The purpose of my demonstrations at conferences is to provide strategies for teachers to help to ease the pain of having to teach rigorous math standards. If I can help at least one student while I am in Nashville, my time will definitely be worth it!

After my demonstration at the Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision at 10:00, I am going to travel to Hilton Head, South Carolina to meet with Sue Marroney, Co-Supervisor of the Visually Impaired Program in Beaufort County Schools, at Hilton Head High School at 2:00. Because my manipulatives can be used by ALL students. I have encouraged her to invite some of her colleagues who specialize in other disabilities to attend.

I received an email from Ron Brown, State President of the National Federation of the Blind of Indiana. Mr. Brown informed me that he and some his colleagues are going to attend my demonstration at Easter Seals in Indianapolis on October 22nd at 1:00. He also offered to put my information on Indiana’s list serve.

I talked to Elaine Byron, Director of Services at the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, in Savannah, Georgia. I did a phone demonstration with her by solving math problems with the manipulatives’ images on my website. We also discussed some of the articles on my website. Then, I mentioned to her that my fall break is September 28- October 2 and offered to visit her center on September 28th at 10:00. She stated that she and her colleagues would be able to attend my demonstration.