[blindkid] Fwd: [Nfbnet-master-list] A few ideas that you may have missed

Carol Castellano carol_castellano at verizon.net
Fri Nov 22 00:10:12 UTC 2013

Hi Everyone,
I'm not sure if this message appeared on our list, so I'm forwarding it.

Carol Castellano
Parents of Blind Children-NJ
Director of Programs
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
carol_castellano at verizon.net

>Since July, the team at the Professional Development and Research 
>Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University has grown a 
>resource for educators, prospective teachers, employers, and anyone 
>who works with blind kids and adults.
>If you haven't yet subscribed, here are just a few ideas that you 
>may have missed:
>We're working to create a better, research-based orientation and 
>mobility assessment tool. If you are an O&M instructor, we'd greatly 
>appreciate your input to make this tool useful and reliable.
>Because we're all working to increase the effectiveness of braille 
>instruction, so that blind people can lead active, truly independent 
>lives, we are posting anecdotes about fun teaching methods. Here's 
>one: use race cars to encourage learning among even your slowest readers!
>We enjoy hearing from current students and alumni about why they 
>find it rewarding to teach blind students and adults, encouraging 
>others to join the growing profession. Jennifer Kennedy, NOMC, 
>serves as the Lead Orientation and Mobility Instructor at a 
>state-run, residential training center.

>We would love to count you as one of our 130-plus regular 
>subscribers and contributors. Please sign up for our weekly update 
>e-mail at: http://www.pdrib.com/blog/subscribe/
>If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Corbb O'Connor, 
>who is coordinating the blog efforts, at corbb at oconsultinggroup.com
>Thank you for helping us recruit future students and changing how 
>the education system perceives blind students!
>Edward C. Bell, Ph.D., CRC, NOMC
>Director, Professional Development and Research
>Institute on Blindness
>Louisiana Tech University
>210 Woodard Hall
>PO Box 3158
>Ruston LA  71272
>Office: 318.257.4554
>Fax: 318.257.2259 (Fax)
>ebell at latech.edu

>Edward C. Bell, Ph.D., CRC, NOMC
>"I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of 
>Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal 
>talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops."
>-- Stephen Jay Gould

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