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Professional Development:  Upcoming Workshops  |  Recorded Sessions  |  Karen Markussen Scholarship

A braille workshop participant uses a braille typewriter.Below is a listing of upcoming workshops and continuing education opportunities:


2017 Spring Fling Conference

March 23-24, 2017

We invite you to attend NCECBVI's 2017 Spring Fling conference!  This year's conference will be held on March 23-24 in Lincoln at Sheridan Lutheran Church near 70th and Old Cheney, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided both days.  Dr. Frances Mary D'Andrea will be presenting all day Thursday and Friday morning, focusing on UEB.  On Friday afternoon, we will focus on the Nebraska Instructional Resource Center (NIRC) with Susan Pope leading discussions on new policies and procedures, a showcase of products, textbook orders, digital folders, and more!  We encourage both TVIs and Braillists to attend!


Information about the Presenter:  Frances Mary D'Andrea, Ph.D., is an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and other universities, and an educational consultant specializing in literacy issues related to students with visual impairments. D'Andrea began as a teacher of students with visual impairments in 1982, and from 1995-2005 she worked at the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and helped establish their National Literacy Center. She is currently Past-Chair of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), and has served as AFB's representative to BANA since 1998. She is co-author of several textbooks including the Ashcroft Programmed Instruction in Braille: Unified English Braille.


Registration for the 2017 Spring Fling Conference is now closed. For additional information, questions, or to request a list of nearby hotels, please contact Tanya Hilligoss at or call 1-800-826-4355.


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