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
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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
August 1st and 2nd, 2022, DMACC – FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa SI 2022 Brochure SI 2022 Registration Session Handouts (Coming Soon)Read Moreabout Summer Institute 2022 – Achieving Excellence Together
Mind blown, award won, mic drop. How do you fathom a tree’s height when you are blind? Helping an IESBVI student understand this concept, naturalists at Benton County Conservation explained it was about 12 times the height of the boy. “His mind was kind of blown when he processed that,” said naturalist Aaron Askelson. Through Zoom […]Read Moreabout Award winning learning