Division on Visual Impairments

DVI Quarterly Volume 59(4)

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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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 STEM Camp For the past three summers, the Ohio State School for the Blind has been offering a week long, residential, STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) camp for interested students with visual impairments. The camp is designed and taught by Karen Koehler, OSSB's science teacher and Sarah Moore, OSSB's math teacher. The idea to offer a camp focusing on STEM content originated from recognition that students with visual impairments often do not consider STEM areas as possible career fields and that these students tend to be underrepresented in higher level math and science courses. The camp is open to any student, ages 13 to 18, who resides in the state of Ohio and has a visual impairment. Past camp participants have been a nice mix of both students who attend the Ohio State School for the Blind and others who attend a traditional public school. Some students have had such a good time that they have returned each summer to reconnect with fellow campers. 39

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