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SPEVI Conference 2021

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The South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) 2021 conference will be held online January 18-19, 2021.  

Conference Program

Day 1:  January 18th

8:30-9:00:    Online Registration

9:00-9:15:    Welcome and Commencement

9:15-10:30:  Keynote 1: Emma Bennison.  Listen to Emma's podcast!

10:30-11:00: Morning Tea Break

 
Concurrent Room 1:
Technology and Online Learning 
 
Concurrent Room 2: ECC
11:00-11:30 Session 1: Rudinger / Ericson - Remote Learning for Students with Visual Impairments  Session 2: Fanshawe - Update on the national accreditation of the Expanded Core Curriculum 
11:30-12:00 Session 3: Stevens / Christensen / Baillieu - How to empower students to be self- sufficient when converting educational material for online classes  Session 4: Izzard / Zabrowarny - Song Play for young children who are blind or have low vision: An online early childhood music Program 
12:00-12:30 Session 5: Damsma - Discovering sonification: where to begin  Session 6: Richards - Music School goes Virtual
12:30-1:00 Session 7: Holloway / Virdi - 3D printing for the classroom  Session 8: Anderson / Kaine - EmployAbility and Meaningful Participation – is it all talk or are we taking steps to make a difference? 
1:00-1:30

Lunch Break 

Lunch Break 
 
 
Concurrent Room 1: 
Pacific Island perspectives
 
Concurrent Room 2: MDVI 
1:30-2:00 Session 9: Doyle / Pink: Functional Vision Assessment Using Te Reo Māori  Session 10: Patti / Abbracciavento - Celebration of Change within the Classroom of a Student with CVI 
2:00-2:30 Session 11: Duncan / Jack/PNG - A journey of mutual learning: How an effective partnership between education and development stakeholders in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand made a difference to vision education services in Papua New Guinea Session 12: Carpenter – Experiences of families raising a child who is DeafBlind and Teacher responses to shared experience 
2:30-3:00 Session 13: Brusegaard - Identifying Barriers to Inclusive Education for Children who are Blind and Visually Impaired in the Federated States of Micronesia Session 14: Andrew - Positioning for Visual Access

  

Day 2:  January 19th

8:30-9:00 Online Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Commencement

9:15-10:30 Keynote 2: Charlotte Cushman.  Listen to Charlotte's podcast!

10:30-11:00: Morning Tea Break

 

 

Concurrent Room 1: Maths 

Concurrent Room 2: Parent / Family / EI
 11:00-11:30  Session 15: Voorn - SenseMath, making sense of math  Session 16: Jones / Casey - From Emergent to Independent Readers: Documenting What Expert Teachers Know About Braille Learning Progression 
11:30-12:00  Session 17: Gentle/ Howse / Cashmore: Mathematics in Unified English Braille: Features and challenges  Session 18: McCormack - A multi-state "Family Story Time"
12:00-12:30 Session 19: Garrett:- How a Tactile Maths Grid becomes a Tactile Town  Session 20: McCormack - Stories enhanced through essential everyday experiences 
12:30-1:00  Session 21: Holloway / Butler / Marriott - 3D printing for touch readers – Updates and resources for educators  Session 22: Andrew - Learning to Move 
1:00-1:30  Lunch Break  Lunch Break
  Concurrent Room 1: O&M 

Concurrent Room 2: Parent partnerships

1:30-2:00 Session 23: Moyle - Travel Tech: A new reality for travel  Session 24: Fanshawe / Cain - Perspectives of parents: What’s working in mainstream schools today 
 2:00-2:30 Session 25: Price / O’Sullivan: Orientation and mobility (O&M) – The transition from face to face sessions to an online platform Session 26: Kaine / Micallef / Kent - EmployAbility and exploring the possibilities - Vision Australia’s Careers Sampler 2020 
2:30-3:00 Closing Remarks  

 

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Event Date: 

Jan 18, 2021 to Jan 19, 2021