Self-Paced

Making Physical Science Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments

Inquiry-based learning can be used to help students who are blind or visually impaired understand the concepts of magnetism, electricity, and sound

This STEM tutorial focuses on the areas of physical science that include magnetism, electricity, and sound along with how these fit into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Emphasis will include inquiry-based learning, teaching strategies, and how modifications can be made when working with students who are blind or visually impaired.

Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by completing an online quiz. By registering for credits, you will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic, as well as an online test to assess your knowledge.

This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, VRTs, O&Ms, Parents, Teachers of the Deafblind or Severely Impaired, and Rehabilitation Specialists.

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Learning Goals and Objectives
Participants will learn to:

  • Identify strategies that can be used when teaching students about magnetism, electricity, and sound.
    Choose materials that can be used to make science accessible in the areas of magnetism, electricity, and sound.
    Recognize when accommodations may need to be made for a student who is blind or visually impaired and what those accommodations might include.
    Identify ways in which inquiry-based learning can be used to help students who are blind or visually impaired understand the concepts of magnetism, electricity, and sound.

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Level:
Introductory
Length:
Approximately one hour
Credits:
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 ACVREP
1.5 CTLE
Cost:
$55 - Earn credits