Building a Curriculum Bridge: The Challenge of Itinerant Teaching (2008)
The Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) was pleased to support Dr. Kevin Stewart as a keynote speaker to the Charting Our Ways Vision Teacher Conference in Sidney, Vancouver Island, BC, October 24th and 25th 2008. The Vancouver Island Vision Teachers chapter of the BC Vision Teacher Association hosted this very successful conference.
Dr. Stewart is currently the Curriculum Coordinator of the Vision Department at the York Region District School Board and serves as a Consultant of the Blind, Low-Vision Early Intervention Program for the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. He has taught students with visual impairments including children with additional disabilities from preschool to high school for over nineteen years. He has extensive expertise and experience in training teachers in the education of students with visual impairments / blindness throughout Canada and the United States. In addition Dr. Stewart is well recognized for his research and publications focusing on the learning styles of children with visual impairments with and without additional disabilities and on early orientation and mobility development.
“Building a Curriculum Bridge: The Challenge of itinerant Teaching” was the title of Dr. Stewart’s Keynote Address. His presentation explored several issues and opportunities in meeting the educational needs of students with visual impairments in this age of vast educational change.
Dr. Stewart also presented on “Increasing Students Social Skills and Resilience through Optimism in the Integrated Setting”. In this presentation Dr. Stewart outlined strategies and interactive styles to facilitate inclusive practices and students attaining a repertoire of social behaviours, toward achieving independence and increased self-worth.
Please find attached the power point and associated handouts for each of these presentations. In addition Dr Stewart refers to the Canadian National Standards for the Education of Children and Youth Who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Including Those with Addition Disabilities in his presentation and this document has therefore also been included.
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- Building a Curriculum Bridge (ppt, 205Kb)
- Canadian National Standards For the Education of Children and Youth Who are Blind or Visually Impaired,
Including Those with Additional Disabilities ( pdf, 102Kb)
- Guidelines to a Successful Integration (pdf, 32Kb)
- Increasing Students Social Skills (ppt, 328Kb)
- Resources in Social Skills (pdf, 13Kb)