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Workshop Information

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Workshop: Teaching Mathematics to Students with Visual Impairments
Date/Times:  Tuesday, 8/2/2016 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 Wednesday, 8/3/2016 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 Thursday, 8/4/2016 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Susan Osterhaus has been teaching secondary mathematics for 38 years at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin, Texas. She has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics, a master’s degree in Mathematics Education, and certifications in Secondary Math, English, and Teaching the Visually Impaired from the University of Texas at Austin. Susan has taught or consulted with VI students from grades 6 through college, at achievement levels ranging from 3rd grade to talented and gifted.

Susan has refined teaching strategies related to math content to enhance the understanding of visually impaired students. She shares this level of experience freely with colleagues at TSBVI, throughout Texas, nationally, and internationally through presentations, workshops, videotapes, publications, and curriculum development. Susan developed and maintains a math homepage on the TSBVI Website, a resource through which she further shares her expertise in mathematics.

Tuesday, August 2         

  • Common Core Standards Overview

  • Early Childhood

  • Math Materials K-12 (Including Graphics): Braille Reader/Low Vision Student

  • Accessible Math Tools and Technology Including Sample Test Items: Basic/ Number and Quantity

Wednesday, August 3 

  • Accessible Math Tools and Technology Including Sample Test Items (cont.):

    • Algebra Modeling

    • Geometry

    • Measurement

    • Data Analysis and Probability

  • Assessments and Accommodations

  • What’s New in Research Regarding Accessible Mathematics

 Thursday, August 4         

  • New Resources for Learning the Nemeth Code

  • Geometro Polygons

  • Omnifix Cubes or APH Stack-Ups

  • A Quick Introduction to The Orion TI-84+ Talking Graphing Calculator and the Orion TI-30XS Multiview Talking Scientific Calculator and How to Learn More

  • Hands-On Work on the APH Draftsman:

    • Drawing 2-D

    • Drawing and Measuring Angles

  • Using the APH Graphic Aid for Mathematics

Audience: Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI), and Providers Working with Students who are Blind and Visually Impaired
Target Grade:
Location: Clifton Center
Max Attendence: 40
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