Division on Visual Impairments


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.

Issue link: http://dvi.uberflip.com/i/681819

Contents of this Issue


Page 76 of 138

University and School for the Deaf and Blind Partnership Experience Deb Bracke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Augsutana College, deborahbracke@augustana.edu One of the challenges facing education programs is the question of how to effectively prepare teacher candidates for an increasingly diverse student population. Research suggests that community-based experiences with diverse learners are essential to effective teaching. 1 Hence, a critical purpose of any teacher education program is to ensure that students are able to understand the multiplicity of differences (and similarities) among the students they will encounter. The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, Florida, provided a venue for this enriched learning opportunity. In February, 2016, six students from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois spent a week at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. They were immersed in a variety of high impact learning 77

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of Division on Visual Impairments - VIDBEQ.61.2.Spring.2016