College Success @ Perkins is leading the way to systemic change in our education system for students with vision loss.
Why? Because the college landscape has changed dramatically in the last 20 years — and so has the high school experience. The skills required to attend college and the expectations for students have evolved.
This summer, we invite educators to join the conversation in our Summer Learning series webinars. In these sessions, leading experts will come together to investigate the state of college readiness for students with vision loss, to examine best practices, explore areas for growth and offer fresh approaches for students, their families, and educators.
Your contributions are critical in keeping the college readiness conversation moving forward.
Over the course of four webinars, we will begin to unpack the meaning of college in 2022: identifying essential skills that students need to be “college ready,” providing ideas on how students can learn those skills, discussing how educators can better support this growth, and focusing on growth opportunities for students with vision loss.
Register now to join us for one or all of these FREE sessions:
- Part 1: The Big Idea — State of College Readiness for Students with Vision Loss – in this session, experts came together to examine the current state of higher education and examine trends in programming in college to help us understand how to best support today’s students.
- Part 2: Supporting Students to Develop the Skills They Need for 2022 and Beyond – on Wednesday, June 29, a panel of experts will examine the role of TVIs, special educators, VR counselors, and families in supporting early skill development to lead to greater independence. Our expert panel will introduce their favorite, usable skills that can assist you in supporting students to meet the demands of 2022 and beyond.
- Part 3: Putting it all Together — Programs to Inspire – on Wednesday, July 13, experts from around the world will explore innovative programs worldwide that support students with vision loss in developing transferable skills, to support them in preparing for college and beyond. You’ll learn about these programs and be encouraged to consider how you can incorporate some key elements into your work with students now, to assist them in effectively developing and meeting their transition goals.
- Part 4: What’s Next? Moving from Contemplation to Action. – on Wednesday, August 10, this guided discussion will bring together stakeholders from a broad range of experiences to create usable solutions for both immediate and long-term impact.