Monday, January 02, 2012

Opportunity for teachers of the visually impaired

Another item from my e-mail I'm passing along for anyone interested.....

The agenda is now available!

The National Federation of the Blind understands how important it is for teachers working in a low incidence field, like blindness, to find opportunities to collaborate and network. In an effort to foster learning, interaction, and community, the NFB is hosting the first-ever Teacher Leader Seminar! During this three-day conference, teachers will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and meet other professionals. This conference will include learning sessions and Make and Takes, networking with other teachers and professionals, and best practice and technology discussions. Teachers will have the chance to influence the content of sessions and lead discussions. Participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of social media before, during, and after this seminar to stay in contact with each other and teachers in the field.

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute is collaborating with the National Organization of Professionals in Blindness Education to hold this Teacher Leader Seminar on January 27-29, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. This conference is open to teachers of blind students, orientation and mobility instructors, classroom teachers, students in graduate programs and all other blindness professionals. Registration cost is $100 dollars and includes meals during the program. The first fifty teachers to register will be offered on-site accommodations. Please register at The agenda is now available!

If you have any questions please contact Emily Gibbs, Education Program Specialist at (410) 659-9314 ext. 2407 or e-mail

Emily Gibbs M.Ed NCLB

Education Programs Specialist

Jernigan Institute


200 East Wells Street

at Jernigan Place

Baltimore, MD 21230

Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2407

Fax: (410) 659-5129



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