Division on Visual Impairments


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Integrating Math and Science into Camp Activities at The Ohio State School for the Blind Cecelia Peirano, TVI, The Ohio State School for the Blind cpeirano@ossb.oh.gov Robin Finley, TVI, The Ohio State School for the Blind rfinley@ossb.oh.gov In order to address the STEM needs of the elementary students with visual impairments in Ohio, the staff at the Ohio State School for the Blind in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education, The Ohio State University and ORCLISH developed two summer enrichment camps. The Math and Movement Camp and Braille Camp were designed to incorporate the academic content standards of math, science, English language arts and adaptive physical education for students in grades 2 through grade 6. Our Math and Movement Camp focused on learning math concepts through movement activities, along with a lot of fun! Instruction and activities were aligned with the Ohio Mathematic Content Standards, with the purpose of increasing student competence in mathematics. The camp stressed problem solving, math skills, listening skills, teamwork, movement, orientation and mobility skills, daily living skills and social skills. The five-day residential camp included pre and post-tests to allow for differentiation of instruction and 52

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