2018 Summer Institute
June 20-22, 2018
Details coming soon…
2017 Summer Institute
Cortical Visual Impairment
Facilitator: Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy
Monday thru Friday
June 19-23, 2017 — 9 am – 4 pm daily
University of Maryland, College Park
Information & Photos — CLICK HERE…
What is the CBSS Summer Institute?
The CBSS Summer Institute is a part of our Targeted & Specialized TA opportunities. Each three- to five-day SI event addresses specific, focused content relevant to educating students who are deaf-blind.The training events offer a depth of knowledge, taking participants beyond an awareness level to the implementation level of learning, by focusing on a particular skill, strategy, or topic. Participants can often earn CEUs as a result of participation.
What are examples of Summer Institute topics?
In recent years, SI events have addressed issues such as Cortical Visual Impairment, communication strategies for students with deaf-blindness, and education adaptations for students Phase III CVI. Each SI is facilitated by one or more experts on the targeted training topic.Click the links below to read about our upcoming and recent SI events:
- June 2017 — CVI Phase III: Advanced Level (Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy) — read more here…
- June 2016 — Literacy & Communication (w/Mark Campano, and w/Julie Durando) — read more here…
- June 2015 — CVI Phase III: “Boot Camp” (Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy) — read more here…
- June 2014 — How We All Learn (Communication w/Mark Campano) — read more here...
- June 2013 — CVI Phase III: Introduction (Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy) — recap video here…
- June 2012 — Communication Strategies (Linda Mamer) — read more here…
Who participates in the CBSS Summer Institute?
Any member of a team working with a child with deaf-blindness is encouraged to attend. The workshops are designed for multidisciplinary team members, including regular and special educators, family members, paraeducators, interveners, related service providers, administrators, teachers of the visually impaired, and teachers of the deaf/hard-of-hearing who work directly or indirectly with students with dual sensory impairments and/or severe disabilities.
What is the cost of the CBSS Summer Institute?
The fee varies for each three- to five-day event. Families of children birth through 21 with deaf-blindess in Maryland or DC may always attend at no cost. Providers pay approximately $150 for the three to five days of targeted and specialized training. In addition, all participants of a Summer Institute event (family members and providers) are eligible for free follow-up support and TA as requested or needed. Participants can often earn CEUs as a result of participation.
How to learn about or register for upcoming SI events?
Upcoming CBSS Summer Institute events are posted on our News & Events page. Past SI events can be found in our Archives. To receive e-mail updates about upcoming CBSS activities and events, please visit our Contact Us page and request to be added to our Constant Contact mailing list. (NOTE: We do not sell or share our e-mail mailing lists).
Links to photos, videos, or information about previous SI events!