Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE Quarterly Volume 60(1)

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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Doctoral Student Feature: Sean Tikkun Technology and STEM with a little bit of Math and Braille Sean Tikkun, Doctoral Candidate, Northern Illinois University, stikkun@niu.edu It is such an honor to introduce myself to the CEC DVIDB community. I have been attending CEC now for 3 years and have loved being able to talk and share with other teachers across the nation. My name is Sean Tikkun and I am a doctoral candidate at Northern Illinois University in Educational Psychology. I am a National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) fellow in my final year of studies. I have chosen to move into the University setting after 15 years of teaching in mathematics, as a TVI and an O&M in schools. The focus of my dissertation centers on how students who are blind and visually impaired learn mathematics. Most research has focused on how arithmetic and new standards make reasoning and logic more critical to student success. I hope to continue this line of research after graduating so that teachers in the field can make research informed decisions to 105

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