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Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning (ExCEL) Academy for Students with Visual Impairments

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The Virtual ExCEL Academy ran for 10 great weeks from March 23-May 29, 2020.  We are grateful to Cheryl Kamei-Hannan, whose brainchild this was, and to Leanne Grillot, who hosted us with APH (American Printing House for the Blind.  We are also especially grateful to over 50 instructors, who made the time to rise to the challenge of providing direct instruction to students with visual impairments, just as the pandemic began.  AND we are grateful to YOU, our students, teachers, families, and the many others who joined in for the live webinars, and watched the recordings.  You made it all worthwhile!

You can continue the online experience with the Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp, beginning on June 15th.  Contact Leanne Grillot: Lgrillot@APH.org with any questions.

Recordings of Past Sessions

All presentations are recorded and are posted on this Virtual ExCEL Academy Playlist.

Virtual ExCEL Academy playlist

Links to Past Presentations (listed in order of presentation date)  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS STILL BEING UPDATED!

 

Title & Link to YouTube Video Recording

Handouts (when available)

Topic

Slide for Problem Solving Skills

Problem Solving Skills Instructor with Chris Tabb

  O & M

Slide of Do I Detect Sarcasm

Do I Detect Sarcasm? (Part 1) Instructor with Robbin Keating-Clark

  Social Skills; Communication

Slide for Fun at Home Yoga and Movement Activities

Fun At Home Yoga and Movement Activities with Kassy Maloney

Yoga handout

O & M; Movement

Slide for Do I Detect Sarcasm

Do I Detect Sarcasm? (Part 2) with Robbin Keating-Clark

  Social Skills; Communication
Slide of I'm a Scientist and I Didn't Even Know It! I'm a Scientist and I Didn't Even Know It!!  Mystery Box Observations with Jeff Killebrew   STEM
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 

Podcasts About the Virtual ExCEL Academy

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Posted on April 10, 2020
Updated on: May 29, 2020