Everyone can code. IESBVI staff Jennifer Bliss (science, technology, engineering and math consultant) and Sara Larkin (math consultant) developed one of five national coding lesson plans to help visually impaired students become more familiar with vocabulary and concepts of coding for the American Printing House (APH) National Coding Symposium last spring. Sponsored by the APH, the goals of […]Read Moreabout IESBVI goes national: teachers write lesson plan for the country
We have a lot of exciting happenings at IESBVI. Learn more about recent news below and be on the lookout for our newsletter.
Registration is now open for the 2023 IESBVI Spring Family Conference to be held at Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa!!! The keynote speaker will be Eliana Mason, Goalball Silver medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games. Register for the IESBVI Spring Family Conference today – it’s FREE! We even provide stipends to those families attending: […]Read Moreabout 2023 IESBVI Spring Family Conference Registration Now Open
SPRING! SPRING? But it’s winter! Yes, but our SPRING FAMILY CONFERENCE is coming! Friday evening, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2023 will be the BIG event! It will be held at Camp Courageous in Monticello. Friday evening will be Pizza and Pool time at Camp Courageous. Our families will be the only ones in […]Read Moreabout Spring Family Conference is coming
Spring Family Conference will be held Friday, March 24 – Saturday March, 25, 2023. Registration information will be posted in January.Read Moreabout Save the Date: Spring Family Conference 2023
Select the link below to read the November 2022 newsletter!Read Moreabout Winter Issue of Connecting with Families Newsletter
Pictured above: Brian Werts (right) and Jonathan Karli, Regional Director, at the Board of Regents meeting in Council Bluffs on Nov. 9. Brian Werts, orientation and mobility specialist with Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) was awarded the Board of Regents, State of Iowa’s Faculty Excellence Award at the Board’s meeting […]Read Moreabout O&M receives Regent’s top honor
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. When IESBVI TVI and O&M staff are hired, there are some 200 aspects to their new position which they need to learn in their first year of employment, and review in their second. This mammoth training requirement is broken into about 20 monthly topics, […]Read Moreabout 200+ topics covered in first year
How often can someone claim they are the best in the country? Although he’s too humble to say it, Nathan Deeds, an Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired student from Williamsburg holds these bragging rights about his big win in California. Deeds, who will be a junior this fall at Williamsburg High School, […]Read Moreabout Best in the Country!
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired has a new strategic plan, beginning this August. Along with departments serving both IESBVI and Iowa School for the Deaf, the five-year plan was formulated over the 2021-2022 school year. At the Board of Regents, State of Iowa meeting in early June, the plan was approved. […]Read Moreabout Five-year strategic plan approved