A CVI tutorial exploring promising adaptations to remote learning for students with CVI

Click here to view the recording on CVI NowThere is a lot to consider when working with kids with CVI in a remote learning setting. CVI Now hosted a live virtual event on CVI and Remote Learning on September 29, 2020. In this video you’ll hear from three educators—Megan Connaughton, Emily Cantillon, and Ilse Willems—who each work with students with CVI that have a range of needs. These educators are creative and outside-of-the-box thinkers who speak about how they’ve adapted to remote learning and some promising practices they currently use with their students.

To earn professional development credits for this experience, register for the online tutorial, and complete an assessment based on the presented material.

Megan Connaughton, a special educator and Deafblind Specialist. Megan is a preschool teacher in the Deafblind program at Perkins School for the Blind.

Emily Cantillon, a TVI who is Perkins-Roman CVI Range Endorsed. Emily is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in CVI at UMass Boston. Emily is a TVI for Perkins Community Programs. She works with school-aged students in public school districts.

Ilse Willems, a special educator and Deafblind Specialist, who is Perkins-Roman CVI Range Endorsed. Ilse is in UMass Boston’s TVI program as well as the CVI Certificate program. Ilse is a Deafblind Teacher for Perkins Community Programs. She works with school-aged students in public school districts.

Meet the Presenters

Headshot of Megan Connaughton
Megan Connaughton
Teacher, Deafblind School
Megan Connaughton is a teacher in the Deafblind School at Perkins. She holds a Master’s of Education Degree from Boston College in Severe and Multiple Disabilities with a concentration in Deafblindness. Megan’s interests in the field include early literacy and strategies and adaptations for students with additional physical disabilities.
Level:
Introductory
Length:
Approximately one hour
Credits:
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 ACVREP
1.5 CTLE