Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
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1st Annual Kansas Vision Symposium

November 02, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm

The Kansas State School for the Blind, The Kansas Instructional Resource Center, The Kansas Deaf-Blind Project, and The Kansas Technical Assistance System Network will sponsor the first Kansas Vision Symposium on November 2nd, 2018 in Salina, KS at the new Hilton Garden Inn.

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

Symposium Agenda

7:30-8:30               Registration and Breakfast (provided):

8:30-8:40               Welcome and Introductions - Jon Harding

8:40-8:55               State of KS Goals for Special Education, Colleen Riley, KSDE

9:00-11:00             Sessions IA and IB (Independent Living Skills or Literacy Tips and Tricks)

11:00-11:50            Lunch (provided) Italian Deli Buffet 

11:50-12:00            Break

12:00-12:20            Guest Presenter - Beth Zilinger, Infinitec, Julie Ituarte, KSSDB Field Services

12:20-12:25            Bonnie Cochran, Envision

12:30-2:30              Sessions IIA and IIB (Methods for Your Mathness or APH Products)

2:30- 2:40               Break

 2:40-3:30              Co-Creation Coffee Connection  

 3:30-3:45              Wrap Up, Closing Remarks and Drawing


Participants will choose 1 breakout session for the morning, and 1 for the afternoon. After registering here, you will recieve a Google form in September asking you to choose your breakout sessions.  


A Block of rooms with special rate will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn/Salina until 

October 1***  

Booking Link: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/KSSchoolfortheBlind


Learning Objectives


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Time November 02, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm
Check In at 7:30-8:30 AM Registration and light breakfast
Networking Breakfast and Lunch provided
Format Meet In Person
7.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider Kansas Teachers of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists Preparation and Mentorship
Contact Rebecca Williams
Trainer Jeri Hile, Katherine Flick, Sara Borlie, Kerry Isham
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Venue Hilton Garden Inn Salina
3320 S. 9th Street, Salina, KS 67401
Booking Link Hilton Garden Inn/ Salina