Summer Institute 2020 – Educational Excellence for the Blind and Visually Impaired (August 6-7, 2020)

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI)

Summer Institute’s design provides a variety of sessions to help prepare para educators, general education and special education teachers from local area education agencies (LEA) as well as area education agency (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 2020 Summer Institute will provide sessions virtually to allow for participation during restrictions related to Covid-19.

Summer Institute will not be offering license renewal or ACVREP credit this year.  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 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.

More information is available about the Summer Institute located on the website of Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired at https://www.iowa-braille.k12.ia.us/.


Questions may be directed to Cindy Bryan at cindy.bryan@iaedb.org.