Division on Visual Impairments

DVI Quarterly Volume 59(3)

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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Thoughts from an Incoming TVI Tiffany Jones Kutztown University, Student Tjones892@live.kutztown.edu My name is Tiffany Jones and I am a student at Kutztown University. I am studying to become a teacher of the visually impaired. I am currently entering my senior year where I will be participating in my professional semester and student teaching to graduate in May of 2015. Going into my junior year of college, my vision professor and advisor Dr. David Ross decided to retire. The program was then taken over by my current advisor Dr. Nicole Johnson. This is how I came to get involved with the Council for Exceptional Children-Division on Visual Impairments. As a student in my last vision class, my advisor brought up the opportunity to participate in a poster display at the CEC-DVI social at the upcoming conference since it was being held in Philadelphia. Being that Kutztown is located about an hour and a half from Philadelphia and I live right outside of Philadelphia, the location of the conference was perfect for my classmates and me to attend. Although I tend to be more on the shy side, something encouraged me to volunteer for this opportunity. This is how I learned all about the CEC and DVI. I attended the conference in Philadelphia and was presented with the option to become a student ambassador for the Division of Visual Impairments. Although this is not something I would usually get involved with, I saw it as a great opportunity and volunteered. There were a few of us that wanted to claim this position. After putting all of our names on paper, our professor picked out two names and my friend, Anna Tellis, and I were chosen to be the student 28

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