Archive for May, 2016

I contacted Tamara Bishop- Amavilah, President of the Arizona Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, about sharing my teaching strategies in Arizona during the week of June 20-24. She offered to share my information with her colleagues on Arizona’s list serv. Ms. Amavila- Bishop also mentioned her organization is going to have a spring conference in Tucson, AZ. Stay tuned for additional information once it becomes available.

When I shared my teaching strategies at the 2016 Association for the Supervisors of Curriculum Development Conference on April 2-3, I met Vera Hendrix, Vice President of Instructional Programs, at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Ms. Hendrix invited me to do a training for her teachers at AISD in Talladega, Alabama on June 13th. It is important to note that I am also doing a state-wide training on July 22nd at AISD’s Summer Workshop.

Jamie Hall, West Virginia Instructional Resource Center’s Technical Specialist, and I have discussed my math manipulatives several times over the past 4-5 months. Ms. Hall requested information and images of my math manipulatives so that she could share with her West Virginia colleagues in WV IRC’s upcoming Spring newsletter. Due to the time and distance, I really appreciate Ms. Hall’s help!

I met Cecilia Robinson, Vision Specialist at the Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, Texas, in June 2012 at the 2012 Texas Assistive Technology Network Conference. Over the past few years, Ms. Robinson and I have been corresponding back and forth and sharing information.

We were finally able to find a date for me to share my teaching strategies with her colleagues on December 2nd in Houston. I will be conducting a demonstration/ training with TVI in Region 4 at 1:00- 4:00. Ms. Robinson is also going to invite math specialists because my manipulatives are available for all students.