IESBVI Summer Institute 2021 (August 2 – 3, 2021)

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When: Monday, August 2nd and Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Summer Institute’s design provides a variety of sessions to help prepare para educators, general education and special education teachers from Local Education Agencies (LEA) as well as Area Education Agencies (AEA) staff to support students with visual impairments.  Sessions address literacy, math, STEM, assistive technology, students with additional disabilities including blindness, transition (Part B to C and age 14), and general sessions about working with students having visual impairments.

Sessions presented by IESBVI consultants, staff, and outside presenters range in time from 90 minutes to three hours.

The Institute will offer a participant stipend of $100 a day for AEA, LEA, and IESBVI staff who are working with a student having a visual impairment, living 50 miles outside of Des Moines, and attend a full day of sessions.  Educational staff wishing to attend who are not currently working with a student having a visual impairment and those wishing to attend only specific sessions will be able to do so, but with no stipend provision.

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Questions may be directed to Cindy Bryan at