[blindkid] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] National Reading Media Assessment Training Available at NFB Convention

Carol Castellano carol.joyce.castellano at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 16:42:46 UTC 2013

>Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:04:45 -0500
>To: nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org
>From: "Ewell, Jessica V" <JVEwell at nfb.org>
>National Reading Media Assessment Training 
>Sessions Registration Open: 2013 NFB National Convention
>The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) 
>Jernigan Institute is offering training sessions 
>for teachers and parents of blind and visually 
>impaired children who are interested in using 
>the National Reading Media Assessment (NRMA). 
>The NRMA is a research-based, easy-to-use tool 
>that will clearly identify the reading medium or 
>media of blind and visually-impaired 
>children.  This tool will determine whether each 
>child who is assessed should be taught Braille, 
>print, or both. With the NRMA, teachers can 
>evaluate pre-readers and students in grades K-12 
>who have an identified visual impairment and who 
>have enough visual functioning to identify print 
>letters or shapes by sight. Teachers can 
>complete, save, and print assessments using our 
>new electronic assessment interface. During 
>these sessions, teachers and parents will get 
>hands-on experience with the NRMA’s online 
>interface. These sessions will be held during 
>the 2013 NFB National Convention in Orlando, 
>Florida. There will be two sessions – one on 
>Monday, July 1 from 2:00-3:00 P.M. and one on 
>Wednesday, July 3 from 7:30-8:30 P.M. Both 
>sessions will take place in the Hospitality 
>Suite 244, level 2. Please register for the 
>session that best fits your schedule. To access 
>the NRMA site, please bring your own technology such as a laptop or iPad.
>Those interested in participating in one of 
>these training sessions should send an e-mail to 
>Dr. Jessica Ewell at the NFB Jernigan Institute 
>(jvewell at nfb.org) with the following information:
>* Your full name
>* The best e-mail address to use in 
>communicating with you prior to the convention
>* A cell phone number that can be used to reach you at the convention
>*An indication of which of the following 
>categories applies to you (include all that apply):
>o Teacher of blind students
>o Rehabilitation professional
>o Parent of a blind child
>o Other
>If you are unable to e-mail your interest in the 
>training sessions, you can reach Dr. Jessica 
>Ewell at (410) 659-9314, extension 2529.
>Dr. Jessica Ewell, Project Coordinator
>Department of Education
>Jernigan Institute
>National Federation of the Blind
>Tel: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2529
>E-mail: <mailto:jvewell at nfb.org>jvewell at nfb.org
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