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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; Lorem Ipsum Dolor Spring 2016 2 assist our students achieve in STEM related areas. But then how did this all come about? I started my teaching career in suburban Chicago at a private school focused on behavioral issues. I taught the science and math topics for the 8-12th graders. Every student had an IEP and of the 3-8 students in a classroom, each one had an individualized academic plan and pacing. Little did I know at the time, how much this early teaching experience would inform my future career. My days involved customizing curriculum and meeting the unique needs of each student as they worked toward graduation or reintegration into their home school. A few years later I would return to college to get my masters degree after working in the private education field. When looking for certification support or ways to get certified while teaching, a flyer from NIU found me. My love for technology and mathematics made the program a perfect fit. As a geometry teacher I was intrigued by 106

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