NOVEMBER 6, 2020 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Do not miss out on the relevant and timely topics offered at the 2019 Vision Symposium. The Symposium provides an opportunity to collaborate with your Kansas colleagues. You will learn from dynamic and creative education professionals.

SPONSORS: The Kansas State School for the Blind, The Kansas Instructional Resource Center, The Kansas Deaf-Blind Project, and The Kansas Technical Assistance System Network

This-one day professional development is designed for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists. ACVREP RPPLE credit and college credit is available.

Cost: Registration is Free! Breakfast and Lunch Provided


Pam Arbeiter, 1100 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102-4411
(913) 424-3324 / Email: parbeiter@kssdb.org

2019 Vision Symposium Agenda

  1. Morning Schedule
    • 7:30-8:30 Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast
    • 8:30-8:40 Welcome and Introductions
    • 8:40-9:30 Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Jane Groff, Kansas Parent
    • Information Resource Center
  2. Concurrent Sessions 9:45-11:00:
    • 1A: Importance of Learning Media Assessment (LMA) for Students with Visual Impairment (Dr. Mackenzie Savaiano)
    • 1B: Finding Wheels: Supporting Teens to Build Skills as Nondrivers (Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum)
  3. Lunch/Break 11:00-11:45  – provided FREE
  4. Concurrent Sessions 11:45-1:00:
    • 2A-CVI Phase III Assessment (Dr. Sandra Newcomb)
    • 2B-Making Instruction Meaningful for Students with Low Vision (Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum)
  5. Break – 1:00-1:10
  6. Concurrent Sessions: 1:10-2:25
    • 3A-Braille Teaching Strategies (Dr. Mackenzie Savaiano)
    • 3B-CVI Phase III Strategies for Instruction (Dr. Sandra Newcomb)
  7. Co-Creation Coffee Connection – 2:25-3:15
  8. Closing Remarks/Drawing/Sign out – 3:15-3:30

Space is Limited! – Register early to secure your spot.



Hilton Garden Inn Salina – 3320 S. 9th Street – Salina, Kansas 67401

A Block of rooms with special rate will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn/Salina until October 1, 2020. Use this Hilton Garden Inn Registration link to book your  room at the conference rate. Conference participants are responsible for their hotel reservation and fees.

Entrance to Hilton Garden Inn with the sign lit in red. A covered entry for cars to pull up and drop off guests.

Hilton Garden Inn Salina

Sponsored by: 

  • Delores R. Benjamin Braille Transcribers Group
  • Kansas Instructional Resource Center
  • KS State Department of Education
    • Special Education Services
    • TASN Project Grant
  • Kansas State School for the Blind
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