[Pibe-division] Time to register for the Braille Challenge

H. Field missheather at comcast.net
Wed Nov 12 16:59:27 CST 2008


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Forwarding this on from Nancy Niebrugge.



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  From: NNNiebrugge at brailleinstitute.org
  Date: November 12, 2008 1:54:52 PM EST



                                          The Braille Challenge® 

  Reading, Writing & Spelling Contest 
  Registration Now Open for the 9th Annual Braille Challenge®! 
  Registration for students taking the contest individually begins November 3, 2008 and runs through December 19. Teachers—please visit our website today --WWW.BRAILLECHALLENGE.ORG -- to submit an online form to register your students. (If you are unable to access the online form, please call 1-800-BRAILLE for assistance.) Please register all your students on one form. Parents—you cannot register your child yourself; students must be registered by their teacher or attend a regional event, as all Challenge contests must be proctored by a teacher for the visually impaired. Preliminary Challenge contests must be taken and returned to Braille Institute between January 1 and March 9, 2009.
   

  Looking for practice materials to get started right away? Visit the website to access sample contests available for download. 

  The Braille Challenge®, Braille Institute's national reading and writing contest in braille, is a great way to motivate blind and visually impaired students to practice their literacy skills. Students test their skills in reading comprehension, braille speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling and reading tactile charts and graphs. More than 500 students from first through twelfth grades participated in the Preliminary Round last year. The top-scoring 65 came to Los Angeles in June for the Final Round—two days of competition, camaraderie and fun! 

  There are two ways students can participate—teachers can register their students to take the contest individually, or students can take part in one of the regional events held throughout the U.S. and Canada. There are 32 regional Preliminary Round events planned for early 2009, including one in Northern California and one in Orange County. A regional event brings kids, families and professionals together as a fun way to celebrate braille literacy. Check the website for a list of regional events. 

  WWW.BRAILLECHALLENGE.ORG



  Nancy Niebrugge
  Asst. VP of Programs and Services
  Braille Institute 
  741 N. Vermont Avenue, LA, CA 90029
  323-663-1111, ext. 3113


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