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Upcoming Workshops

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:


Tami's Tactile Workshop

March 8, 2018 at NCECBVI

This workshop will focus on how to make tactile textures 
that are easy and affordable. This is a "How-To" workshop illustrating the equipment, tools, and materials for creating
 textures and providing explanations on how different textures
 can create a tactile experience for a reader who is visually impaired.


Schedule: Beginning at 9:30 until 11:00 there will be a meeting for Braillists. TVI's are welcome to join us for lunch from 11:00 - 11:30. The tactile workshop will begin at 11:30 and end at 3:00. To register, please email Tanya Armstrong: For more information, click here to download a flyer about Tami's Tactile Workshop.


Presenter: Tami Wilhelm has been working as a certified braillist for over 20 years. Tami holds certifications in EBAE, UEB, Nemeth Braille Code, and as a Nemeth Braille Proofreader. She contracted with the Library of Congress for ten years where she was a Nemeth instructor for the Nemeth Braille Code preparing students for the Nemeth Certification Test. In addition, she was also a board member for the National Braille Association; there she chaired the Tactile Committee and provided workshops to attendees on how to create a raised line drawing focusing on the collage method. She has presented this workshop for several agencies and volunteer groups in Florida, Texas, Kansas, Kentucky and Georgia. She currently is the Certified Braillist for the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind and Visually Impaired (NCECBVI).


Instructional Strategies Workshop

March 23, 2018 at NCECBVI

Join us for a workshop facilitated by Donna McNear, an Independent Educational Consultant who focuses on services for children and youth with disabilities, especially those with visual impairments. Participants will learn meaningful instruction and evaluation strategies to teach, evaluate, and work SMART: Systematically - Meaningful to students and families - Arranged collaboratively - Results focused - Teach effectively. It is a practice-oriented session to increase knowledge and skills in effective instruction and evaluation applicable to most students with visual impairments, such as students who are blind, low vision, and with additional disabilities. All ages are included and information is applicable to all service delivery models.

Click here to register for the Instructional Strategies Workshop. For more information, click here to download a flyer about the Instructional Strategies Workshop. Questions? Contact Tanya Armstrong: or call 402-873-5513.


Paraprofessional Workshop

NCECBVI is hosting several sessions in various areas of the state throughout the school year (Hastings, Omaha, Columbus, NCECBVI, Scottsbluff, Lincoln). All workshops are 3.5 hours in length and led by Donna Hultman. This will be great for paras who work with students with vision loss and also those working with students with multiple disabilities. There is no cost to attend.

Click here to register for the Paraprofessional Workshop. For more information, click here to download a flyer about the Paraprofessional Workshop. Questions? Contact Tanya Armstrong: or call 402-873-5513.


O & M Specialist Resources

Click here to download resources for O & M Specialists.