Archive for July, 2016

My district, Rome City Schools, first day was July 25th. Here are my upcoming math demonstrations:

September 23rd & 24th at the 2016 Florida Association for the Education of Young Children’s Conference in Orlando, FL

October 3rd at the Higher Ground at Wakefield for Tucson area school districts in Tucson, AZ

October 5th at the Arizona Technology Access Center in Phoenix, AZ

December 2nd at Region 4 Education Service Center in Houston, TX

I also have a training for teachers at the Tucson Academy of Math and Science in Tucson, AZ during the week of October 3rd-7th and a session at the West Georgia RESA’s 2016 Intervention Conference in Grantville, GA on December 8th.

I contacted Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer, Director of Outreach Services at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. Dr. Pfeiffer offered to share my teaching strategies with her colleagues at VSDB. As I have stated in previous posts, the possibility of helping students in other states while I am teaching in my classroom in Rome, GA, is an AMAZING feeling!

At the 2016 SOAR Conference at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Jessica Edmiston, Director of AIDB’s Regional Center, had a session scheduled before me.

I contacted Ms. Edmiston after the conference and asked her if she would like to share my information with her colleagues in her region. Ms. Edmiston was willing to help share my teaching strategies with her colleagues.

Martha Lause, Intake/ Referral Specialist, reviewed the information I email her. After her review, she was willing to add my information to OCECD’s list of resources for parents of children who are visually impaired or deafblind.

I corresponded with Leanne Parnell, Deafblind Consultant at the University of Dayton’s School of Education and Health Science. After reviewing the information I sent her via email, she offered to share my information with her colleagues. With the 2016-17 school year just around the corner- July 25th for my district (Rome City Schools)- it is time to be getting back into teaching mode!

I just talked to Clayton Guffey, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist, at the Arizona Assistive Technology Program in Phoenix, AZ. We discussed the positive feedback I received after my demonstrations during my recent visit in Tucson on June 20-24. Because we both shared a mutual interest in scheduling a demonstration in Phoenix during the week of October 3-7, I informed him that I will need to receive confirmation from some of his AZ colleagues before I could schedule a Phoenix area demonstration. I told him that I would contact him by the beginning of September to schedule a specific date and time.

Be sure to check my “Latest News”, and hopefully you will be able to attend one of demonstrations!