Teaching resources for use in the classroom or at home

Paths to Literacy

Explore activities and resources designed to teach literacy to children and youth with visual impairments, including those who are deafblind and/or have multiple disabilities. Designed for teachers and families.

Paths to Technology

Educators, families, and students can share information about technology for students with visual impairments and blindness.

Paths to Transition

Explore ideas and resources related to the transition from school to adult life for youth who are blind or visually impaired, including those who are deafblind or who have multiple disabilities.

The knowledge you need to teach kids of all abilities

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CVI

CVI (Cortical / Cerebral Visual Impairment) is the leading cause of visual impairment of children in the U.S. Learn the basics, discover the tools and find new resources from our experts.

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As a Perkins student, Maggie’s educational curriculum has been bolstered with a focus on transitional skill building.

Transition

By working together, parents, children and professionals can build a transition planning roadmap to a happier, fulfilling adult life.

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Assistive technology

Assistive technology plays a huge role in how students learn, communicate, read and play. Learn what assistive technology means for thousands of people with disabilities.

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Multiple disabilities & deafblindness

Children with multiple disabilities have the right to learn and thrive, yet they are often invisible and excluded from school and community life. Learn how to create innovative and engaging programs for children.

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Grace

Expanded Core Curriculum

The Expanded Core Curriculum empowers students with disabilities to access their education and make their own choices throughout life.

Watch and learn

Whether you’re a parent of a child who is visually impaired or a teacher of students with multiple disabilities, our free video presentations will inspire and inform you.

From short-teachable moments to recorded live broadcasts, you can learn from experts on a variety of specific topics related to blindness and visual impairment. All videos are fully captioned and accompanied by a transcript.

Courses for credit

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Instructor-led

Our instructor-led courses are a collaborative learning experience with a cohort of professionals with similar needs and interests.

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Self-paced

Our self-paced courses allow you to learn on your own schedule. Course topics include communication, visual impairment, and curriculum. Professional development credits are available for purchase.

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Earning credits

Many of our professional development options include the opportunity to earn different types of professional development credits.

We offer customized trainings for school districts and professionals

Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of visual impairment in school-age children. To best serve your students, you need CVI expertise in your schools. 

For a cost-effective professional development program for your staff, turn to Perkins eLearning’s customizable training packages, which can meet the needs of school districts of every size. Fill out the form below to learn more about how Perkins can tailor our CVI training for you.

You can expect the following—and more—from a Perkins’ CVI customized training:

  • An inclusive, evidence-based approach.
  • Courses led by world-renowned leading theorists, including expertise from Perkins.
  • A wide range of course curriculums from a foundational overview of CVI to advanced topics like assessments, interventions, and teaching strategies.

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