[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: BrlSym: Register for the Braille Symposium September 27-29, 2012

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Jun 29 16:02:46 UTC 2012

>Registration is Now Open!
>for the
>Braille Symposium
>September 27-29, 2012
>at the
>National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
>Baltimore, Maryland
>The National Federation of the Blind, a leading 
>champion for Braille, is excited to announce the 
>Braille Symposium, which will provide 
>professionals, blind people, and other 
>interested parties with an opportunity to learn 
>about and discuss promising practices in Braille 
>instruction and teacher preparation in Braille. 
>The symposium will feature sessions in three 
>formats: vignettes from blind people on how 
>Braille is being used today, 
>presentation/discussion sessions on promising 
>practices, and problem solution sessions.
>Speakers will include leading experts who will 
>discuss the most innovative work that is being 
>done on Braille today. Presentation topics will include:
>·       teaching the Braille code efficiently and effectively
>·       providing high quality Braille instruction to blind adults
>·       current practices in Braille instruction 
>at the university level for future teachers of the blind
>·       integrating Braille instruction into the classroom reading curriculum
>·       integrating Braille and print
>Problem solution sessions will focus on:
>·       the large caseloads teachers have to manage
>·       setting up future teachers for success 
>in their university Braille courses while maintaining high standards
>Visit the Braille Symposium Web page at 
><http://www.nfb.org/BrlSym>www.nfb.org/BrlSym to 
>register now! You will also find information on 
>how to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor or at the NFBJI.
>To participate in discussions about the Braille 
>Symposium on Twitter before, during, or after 
>the event follow the hashtag #BrlSym
>For additional information about the Braille Symposium, please contact:
>Natalie Shaheen, Director of Education
>Jernigan Institute
>National Federation of the Blind
>200 East Wells Street
>Baltimore, Maryland 21230
>nshaheen at nfb.org
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