Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

A Center for Educational Services for All Blind and Visually Impaired Students in Texas, Including Students with Multiple Disabilities. TSBVI is a special public school established and funded by the state of Texas to provide specialized and intense services that focus on the unique learning needs of students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities.

Operating as usual

[09/17/21]   School Bus Driver III - CDL (Recruitment Bonus Available - inquire with HR)

Drives students and staff to designated cities throughout Texas on weekends.

Come be a part of our team-based approach focused on the healthy and happy development of our amazing students.

Works Fridays and Sundays.

Apply or check out our other part and full time positions at www.tsbvi.edu/job-seeker.

[09/17/21]   Residential Instructor (Recruitment Bonus Available - inquire with HR)

• The best learning happens when we are having fun!
• Come be a part of our team-based approach focused on the healthy and happy development of our amazing students.
• We work together to foster meaningful and enjoyable educational experiences in a residential setting.
• Work Sunday to Thursday afternoons and evenings in our Dorms by helping students reach their full potential.

Check out our video (https://youtu.be/Qe8XMrOGot0) for a glimpse into working as a Residential Instructor.

Apply now or check out our other part and full time positions at www.tsbvi.edu/job-seeker.

[09/17/21]   Direct Support Professional (Travel Chaperone)/Residential Instructor II

• We work together to foster meaningful and enjoyable educational experiences in a residential setting.
• Es**rt our students traveling by bus and plane to various cities around Texas while providing education enrichment.

Apply at https://www.tsbvi.edu/job-seeker

09/15/2021

**Special Coffee Hour Notice!!!**

On Thursday, September 30th, the last Western Regional Early Intervention Conference and Coffee Hour partnership will take place. This will be an amazing session to close out this fabulous collaboration!

The Impact of Stress on Brain Development and Brain Resiliency
September 30th from 11:00-3:00 Central Time/10:00-2:00 Mountain Time
Register here: https://txtsbvi.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=40333

Part 1: In this session Dr. Judy Cameron will explain how experiences shape brain development, and how increased anxiety and stress influence a number of processes in the developing brain. She will focus on how experiences can also help children build resilience to the impact of stress and anxiety, and on how parents and communities can enhance their use of social supports to optimize children’s brain development.

Part 2: A Year in Review: Lessons from the Pandemic An hour-long panel discussion Led by Tanni Anthony on the impacts of COVID-19 and lessons learned on early intervention and family support services.

Part 3: Intentional Happy: Elaine and Melissa Brown will share how things big, small and in-between can increase one's joy. Though most people think they know what makes them happy, we find ourselves often attempting to increase or search for happiness in our lives. Through describing research on the experience of happiness, as well as, sharing personal reflections and stories the presenters hope to provide an opportunity for participants to examine how changes in behaviors and perceptions may lead to increased happiness and well-being in day-to-day life.

[Image shows an info flyer with a picture of a coffee cup and 2 photos of people working on laptops. The text reads "Educators and Paraprofessionals; Coffee Hour with TSBVI; Mondays at 3 pm; tsbvi.edu/coffeehour]

**Special Coffee Hour Notice!!!**

On Thursday, September 30th, the last Western Regional Early Intervention Conference and Coffee Hour partnership will take place. This will be an amazing session to close out this fabulous collaboration!

The Impact of Stress on Brain Development and Brain Resiliency
September 30th from 11:00-3:00 Central Time/10:00-2:00 Mountain Time
Register here: https://txtsbvi.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=40333

Part 1: In this session Dr. Judy Cameron will explain how experiences shape brain development, and how increased anxiety and stress influence a number of processes in the developing brain. She will focus on how experiences can also help children build resilience to the impact of stress and anxiety, and on how parents and communities can enhance their use of social supports to optimize children’s brain development.

Part 2: A Year in Review: Lessons from the Pandemic An hour-long panel discussion Led by Tanni Anthony on the impacts of COVID-19 and lessons learned on early intervention and family support services.

Part 3: Intentional Happy: Elaine and Melissa Brown will share how things big, small and in-between can increase one's joy. Though most people think they know what makes them happy, we find ourselves often attempting to increase or search for happiness in our lives. Through describing research on the experience of happiness, as well as, sharing personal reflections and stories the presenters hope to provide an opportunity for participants to examine how changes in behaviors and perceptions may lead to increased happiness and well-being in day-to-day life.

[Image shows an info flyer with a picture of a coffee cup and 2 photos of people working on laptops. The text reads "Educators and Paraprofessionals; Coffee Hour with TSBVI; Mondays at 3 pm; tsbvi.edu/coffeehour]

09/14/2021

Tiayr Bradshaw knew immediately that TSBVI was the place she was looking for. It provided the opportunities to grow her career, continue her education, and work in an environment that allowed her passion for dancing and singing to thrive. As the cheer coach and program supervisor, she gets to teach students in a supportive environment with like-minded colleagues. A lot of people talk about work being "like a family" but in Tiayr's case it happens to be especially true because she met her future husband on campus.

TSBVI The Place You're Looking For!
https://www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available

Tiayr Bradshaw knew immediately that TSBVI was the place she was looking for. It provided the opportunities to grow her career, continue her education, and work in an environment that allowed her passion for dancing and singing to thrive. As the cheer coach and program supervisor, she gets to teach students in a supportive environment with like-minded colleagues. A lot of people talk about work being "like a family" but in Tiayr's case it happens to be especially true because she met her future husband on campus.

TSBVI The Place You're Looking For!
https://www.tsbvi.edu/current-positions-available

Photos from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired's post 09/13/2021

Fun Fridays are back! This highly anticipated tradition gives high school students the opportunity to spend time getting to know their classmates during lunch. For middle schoolers, Fun Fridays means having a picnic lunch and spending time on the swings.

09/10/2021

Do you have a new intervener or new team this year? Does your team need training on supporting your student who is deafblind?

Register for our free, online, self-paced training on the Intervener Team Model!

This is a training for team members who are working with a deafblind student who has been assigned an educational intervener or one-on-one professional.

Interveners need specialized skills related to deafblind-specific needs in order to provide one-on-one instructional support to students who are deafblind. To help meet the needs of interveners and their teams in Texas, the Texas Deafblind Project at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to announce the online Introduction to the Intervener Team Model Training.

This training is designed to support the team. If you are an intervener without a team to register with you, please contact us at [email protected] or visit the Open Hands Open Access Modules at https://www.nationaldb.org/products/modules/ohoa/.

Follow the instructions to register for the new course here- https://www.tsbvi.edu/course-listing

ID: A young boy and his intervener in a market touching melons. The words "Introduction to the Intervener Team Model New Online Training" are over the lower right of the photograph.

Do you have a new intervener or new team this year? Does your team need training on supporting your student who is deafblind?

Register for our free, online, self-paced training on the Intervener Team Model!

This is a training for team members who are working with a deafblind student who has been assigned an educational intervener or one-on-one professional.

Interveners need specialized skills related to deafblind-specific needs in order to provide one-on-one instructional support to students who are deafblind. To help meet the needs of interveners and their teams in Texas, the Texas Deafblind Project at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to announce the online Introduction to the Intervener Team Model Training.

This training is designed to support the team. If you are an intervener without a team to register with you, please contact us at [email protected] or visit the Open Hands Open Access Modules at https://www.nationaldb.org/products/modules/ohoa/.

Follow the instructions to register for the new course here- https://www.tsbvi.edu/course-listing

ID: A young boy and his intervener in a market touching melons. The words "Introduction to the Intervener Team Model New Online Training" are over the lower right of the photograph.

PBS SHOW - Seeing Nature, Dutch Oven Cooks, Moving Bees, #2915 09/03/2021

PBS SHOW - Seeing Nature, Dutch Oven Cooks, Moving Bees, #2915

TSBVI Alumni Cole Johnson was recently recognized for his work at the Texas Parks and Wildlife as an Accessibility Training Specialist and his robust involvement in the community. Way to go Cole!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NffXamBVZGs

PBS SHOW - Seeing Nature, Dutch Oven Cooks, Moving Bees, #2915 Program 2915, Air Dates January 17-23, 2021 & July 18-24, 2021Seeing Nature, Dutch Oven Cooks, Moving BeesSeeing Brighter DaysImagine living your life knowin...

08/24/2021

TSBVI Adapted Materials Coordinator Sue O'Brien printed an incredibly accurate 3D ear model to help students in the new broadcast communication class learn how sound is processed in the ear and sent to the brain.

She found the 3D file here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4215427

TSBVI Adapted Materials Coordinator Sue O'Brien printed an incredibly accurate 3D ear model to help students in the new broadcast communication class learn how sound is processed in the ear and sent to the brain.

She found the 3D file here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4215427

08/20/2021

The Southwest Orientation and Mobility Association presents the 2021 SWOMA Virtual Conference. November 4th-6th. See the lineup and register at https://www.tsbvi.edu/swoma-2021 and at http://swoma.org

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The Southwest Orientation and Mobility Association presents the 2021 SWOMA Virtual Conference. November 4th-6th. See the lineup and register at https://www.tsbvi.edu/swoma-2021 and at http://swoma.org

[Image description: Zooming into the Future version 2.021 with Zooming stylized to appear to be moving fast]

08/18/2021

The campus is buzzing with sounds of students walking the hallways and visiting with friends. The excitement of a new year is in the air.

The campus is buzzing with sounds of students walking the hallways and visiting with friends. The excitement of a new year is in the air.

[08/16/21]   Es**rt our students traveling to and from home on bus and plane to various cities around Texas while providing educational enrichment.

Works Fridays and Sundays.

Apply now or check out our other part and full time positions at www.tsbvi.edu/job-seeker.

[08/16/21]   • The best learning happens when we are having fun!
• Come be a part of our team-based approach focused on the healthy and happy development of our amazing students.
• We work together to foster meaningful and enjoyable educational experiences in a residential setting.
• Work Sunday to Thursday afternoons and evenings in our Dorms by helping students reach their full potential.

Check out our video (https://youtu.be/Qe8XMrOGot0) for a glimpse into working as a Residential Instructor.

Apply now or check out our other part and full time positions at www.tsbvi.edu/job-seeker.

[08/16/21]   • We work together to foster meaningful and enjoyable educational experiences in a residential setting.
• Es**rt our students traveling by bus and plane to various cities around Texas while providing education enrichment.

Apply at https://www.tsbvi.edu/job-seeker

[08/16/21]   Drives students and staff to designated cities throughout Texas on weekends.

Come be a part of our team-based approach focused on the healthy and happy development of our amazing students.

Works Fridays and Sundays.

Apply or check out our other part and full time positions at www.tsbvi.edu/job-seeker.

Photos from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired's post 08/10/2021

Superintendent Emily Coleman welcomes teachers and staff back for an exciting new school year!

08/08/2021

The Southwest Orientation & Mobility Conference is going virtual again this year! This coming November, we will be Zooming into the Future adding all we’ve learned from months and months of delivering professional development online...and we can’t wait for you to join us!!

Over 13 hours of CEU’s (ACVREP and SBEC) are offered through SWOMA this year.

Conference Dates:
November 4th: Pre-Conference (Optional)
November 5th - 6th: Main Conference

Registration Fees:
Professionals and Family Members - $100.00
University Students and Paraprofessionals - $40.00

Register here: https://txtsbvi.escworks.net/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=40286

[Image shows the text "Zooming into the future". The "Z" is a folding cane. The "om" in "Zoom" is red with an ampersand in between to create "O&M"]

The Southwest Orientation & Mobility Conference is going virtual again this year! This coming November, we will be Zooming into the Future adding all we’ve learned from months and months of delivering professional development online...and we can’t wait for you to join us!!

Over 13 hours of CEU’s (ACVREP and SBEC) are offered through SWOMA this year.

Conference Dates:
November 4th: Pre-Conference (Optional)
November 5th - 6th: Main Conference

Registration Fees:
Professionals and Family Members - $100.00
University Students and Paraprofessionals - $40.00

Register here: https://txtsbvi.escworks.net/catalog/conference.aspx?conference_id=40286

[Image shows the text "Zooming into the future". The "Z" is a folding cane. The "om" in "Zoom" is red with an ampersand in between to create "O&M"]

08/06/2021

Staff members Julie Lemman and Daniel Butler won top honors in their field in the 2021 Principals of Schools for the Blind award program. Julie and Daniel were selected from nominees from schools across the nation. Congratulations Julie and Daniel!

Julie Lemman, Outstanding Teacher of Students Who are Blind/Visually Impaired with Additional Disabilities

Daniel Butler, Outstanding Residential Life Staff Member

Staff members Julie Lemman and Daniel Butler won top honors in their field in the 2021 Principals of Schools for the Blind award program. Julie and Daniel were selected from nominees from schools across the nation. Congratulations Julie and Daniel!

Julie Lemman, Outstanding Teacher of Students Who are Blind/Visually Impaired with Additional Disabilities

Daniel Butler, Outstanding Residential Life Staff Member

08/06/2021

Coffee Hour is off to a great start with our month of "101" sessions, during which we are focusing on various aspects of VI/DB education. These sessions will all be archived and available for you to watch and share with your educational teams and families.

8/9: General Considerations for Supporting Students with Visual Impairments with Kathi Garza and Lynne McAlister

8/16: General Considerations for Supporting Students who are Deafblind with Kaycee Bennett

8/19: Special WREIC session on services for children with unilateral hearing loss. *Note the different date and time.

8/23: Exploring the Sense of Touch with Sara Kitchen and Adam Graves

8/30: ECC 101 with Robbin Clark

Find all the session info, including registration, at https://www.tsbvi.edu/coffeehour. We look forward to seeing you!

[Image shows an info flyer with a picture of a coffee cup and 2 photos of people working on laptops. The text reads "Educators and Paraprofessionals; Coffee Hour with TSBVI; Mondays at 3 pm; tsbvi.edu/coffeehour]

Coffee Hour is off to a great start with our month of "101" sessions, during which we are focusing on various aspects of VI/DB education. These sessions will all be archived and available for you to watch and share with your educational teams and families.

8/9: General Considerations for Supporting Students with Visual Impairments with Kathi Garza and Lynne McAlister

8/16: General Considerations for Supporting Students who are Deafblind with Kaycee Bennett

8/19: Special WREIC session on services for children with unilateral hearing loss. *Note the different date and time.

8/23: Exploring the Sense of Touch with Sara Kitchen and Adam Graves

8/30: ECC 101 with Robbin Clark

Find all the session info, including registration, at https://www.tsbvi.edu/coffeehour. We look forward to seeing you!

[Image shows an info flyer with a picture of a coffee cup and 2 photos of people working on laptops. The text reads "Educators and Paraprofessionals; Coffee Hour with TSBVI; Mondays at 3 pm; tsbvi.edu/coffeehour]

Videos (show all)

Campus update from Superintendent Emily Coleman
Snow at TSBVI
TSBVI Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
The Big Show
Spirit Week
Jingle Bell Run
Reopening Update
TSBVI PSA
Update on the Start of School

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