Input Requested on Initial Licensure Standards

Requested by November 1, 2016

TVI Specialty Set Draft 

We are currently soliciting input from the field for content. We cannot add standards after our validation survey is submitted.  For that reason, it is critical that we identify all the standards now and that we secure input from as many colleagues as possible. We will document the responses that we receive from you as evidence to support the proposed standards. 

Please provide suggestions/edits using track changes and send to Deborah Hatton at Deborah.Hatton@vanderbilt.edu before November 1, 2016.  The revision committee will review all suggestions.  We plan to share an updated version by Nov. 30, 2016.

Webinar #5

Creating Systems Change Within Special Education: Transforming Instruction for Students with Deafblindness

Presented by Marina McCormick on December 1st 1:00 CST.

Creating change can be daunting, but not impossible!  Come to this webinar to learn about one model for systems change that can be applied to a special education issue that you are currently facing.  Explore a successful application of the model and how you can apply it to your identified challenge.  Learn how to communicate the importance of your issue and how your vision can drive the change process. 

DVIDB Sessions at #CEC2016

This year's convention promises to be a great one, with a full slate of DVIDB presentations! Click here to see the DVIDB sessions at a glance.

In addition to DVIDB sessions at #CEC2016, the Division is hosting a number of special events at the conference. Check them out!



DVIDB SOCIAL 8:30-10:30 Morgan Street Brewery 721 N. 2nd St. St. Louis, MO 63102 http://www.morganstreetbrewery.com/



1:00-3:00pm St. Louis Convention Center Room location: TBD

*Sponsorships for display tables available. Please Contact: Amy Parker or Nicole Johnson


New Employment Opportunities Portal

A new Employment Opportunities portal has been created in the Resources section. Job postings that are relevant to the DVIDB membership will be posted here. Check back often! If you would like an opportunity to appear in the portal, please see the requirements listed on the webpage.


The Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness is seeking nominations and applications for the 2017 awards. Award recipients will be honored at the CEC 2017 Convention and Expo to be held in Boston April 19-22, 2017. For nomination guidelines for each award click here.  Please submit complete application packets to Diane Pevsner at dpevsner@uab.edu

All nominations are due by January 2, 2017


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