Building a Curriculum Bridge: The Challenge of Itinerant Teaching

Building a Curriculum Bridge: The Challenge of Itinerant Teaching

Dr. Kevin Stewart was the keynote speaker at the Charting Our Ways Vision Teacher Conference in Sidney, BC (October 2008). He 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.

His presentation "Building a Curriculum Bridge: The Challenge of Itinerant Teaching" 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.

Dr. Kevin Stewart's Workshop Resources:

About the author

Jen Jesso

I have worked in various roles in the field of visual impairment since 2007. In addition to working as a teacher of students with visual impairments, I recently completed coursework to become an orientation and mobility specialist. I have been fortunate to work with the fantastic team at PRCVI since 2014.

I enjoy many aspects of my role at PRCVI, but highlights include working with teachers of students with visual impairments and their students on outreach visits and working on PRCVI initiatives and projects.

Outside of work, my interests include reading, computer programming, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

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