VIEWS/OPVIC - Weekly Newsletter #9
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Young Blind Leaders Monthly Mentor Panel
Second Monday of the month @ 7:00pm
This fall LightHouse Youth Program is excited to offer a new series for our youth that are blind or have low vision. Through this new monthly series Lighthouse staff will lead a panel of young blind leaders through a conversation about topics important to the success of youth that are blind or have low vision. Each month new college-aged and young adult mentors will share their thoughts, stories and advice about that month’s topic. Students that attend will also have ample time to ask questions. Topics of our monthly panel will include subjects such as advocacy, career exploration, social interaction, self-determination, assistive technology and recreation and leisure with a focus on the additional experiences we encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Young Blind Leaders Monthly Mentor Panel will be held on Zoom monthly starting in August at 7:00 pm.
August – Maximizing your zoom and virtual learning experience
With most schools starting in the coming weeks, our August Young Blind Leaders Monthly Mentor Panel will focus on everything Zoom related and address other platforms youth will be using to access their class lessons and materials during distance learning.
2020 fall Dates & Themes
August 10th – Maximizing your zoom and virtual learning experience
September 14th – New school year, new challenges and new opportunities
October 12th – Your Virtual Technology Toolbox
November 9th – Making connections as a blind or low vision student
Who: students in middle or high school that are blind or have low vision
What: monthly panel of successful mentors that are blind or have low vision
When: second Monday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (August 10th, September 14th, October 12th and November 9th)
Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP with Jamey Gump by 5:00 pm the Friday before the event
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Young Blind Leaders Monthly Mentor Panel, please contact, Jamey Gump at 415-694-7372 or by email at
A card game made with your little ones in mind! Consider supporting this project: Braille Project: The Card, via @Kickstarter
We will be sharing best practices from O&Ms and TVIs that used ObjectiveEd’s distance/hybrid curriculum over the past 5 months. We will teach you how to use this gamified curriculum for hybrid teaching in the fall 2020 semester. You will receive 1.0 ACVREP CEU.
Wednesdays at 3:00 PM ET
You will learn how to get students started practicing their O&M skills using a tablet like an iPad or Kindle Fire.
You will learn which ECC skills can be taught through “gamification” and how you can track your student’s progress on a web-dashboard.
You will learn why digital data collection of student progress is important for preparing upcoming lessons and creating better IEP progress reports
You will have an opportunity to hear the experience of O&Ms and TVIs who used ObjectiveEd for distance learning. 
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