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Distance Learning

Contact: Mike Bicknell, Distance Learning Coordinator
(360) 947-3331

The Project: WSSB’s Distance Learning Project currently has four “missions”, or areas identified for inclusion:  Mission 1 is to provide digital/online curriculum for WSSB students; Mission 2 is to provide digitally delivered curriculum for other students not at WSSB; Mission 3 is to provide training for teachers and others in the field who work with students with visual impairments; and Mission 4 is to provide a comprehensive resource for families and others to either search through frequently asked questions or send a query about raising a child with a visual impairment.

Skype Courses Currently Available for Registration

! New Distance Group and Classes !

Distance Skype Group: College Bound 2016

Distance Learning Skype Class: Going Out And Living Successfully (GOALS) class

  • From the syllabus: The primary goal of this course is to assist eleventh and twelfth grade students in developing the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need to manage their lives after high school. GOALS will provide the foundational knowledge for a student to handle his/her finances, find a job, and experience success while in college.
  • Two semesters
  • Taught by WSSB TVI Corey Grandstaff
  • GOALS Syllabus

For more information please contact

  • Mike Bicknell, WSSB Digital Learning, Research, and Development Coordinator
  • Email:
  • Phone: 360-947-3331

Distance Learning Skype Math Classes for Blind, VI, Math Students

Math Courses Currently Offered

  • Middle School Math, 7th and 8th Grade
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus

Student Locations

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Alaska
  • (Any state or district is welcome.)

WSSB Provides

  • Teacher: A highly qualified TVI math teacher
  • Textbook in Braille or large print with tactile graphics (loan)
  • Math manipulatives (loan) and other supplies

Cost for Math Classes

  • In-state: $500 per semester
  • Out-of-state: $1,000 per semester

WSSB is recruiting teachers who are --

  • TVIs, STEM teachers (who are interested in becoming a TVI)
  • Interested in teaching from home or another remote location

WSSB is interested in replicating this program at your school

  • Start your own distance learning classes with help from WSSB

For more information please contact

  • Mike Bicknell, WSSB Digital Learning, Research, and Development Coordinator
  • Email:
  • Phone: 360-947-3331

WSSB Distance Learning Math Class Document Downloads

Other learning opportunities


SETC offers a variety of classes – clock hours are provided through SETC.

Contact: e-mail Sue Wright at the SETC office to register,

Online Schools in Washington This resource is a compilation of every college program offered online in Washington that is either full or part time, however, the sites have not been vetted for accessibility

Earn ACVREP credits through Perkins webcasts
Perkins webcasts

ADA Center
The Great Lakes ADA Center along with the National Network of ADA Centers are offering trainings in a variety of formats to meet the needs of individuals with diverse learning styles. Training includes up-to-date information on the ADA, its implementation and other disability-related issues. Education credits and certificates, such as continuing education units, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification credit hours and AIA, are available for many of the training opportunities.

Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education Professional Development
Proof of completion or certificate of CEU credit will qualify for BLUE Test renewal credits.

Introduction to the Perkins Brailler
Cranmer Abacus techniques

Sustaining Braille Proficiency Literary ~ Nemeth

Earn continuing education credits through Hadley recorded and archived seminars

2014 - Hadley Online Courses register online at Clock hour approval coming soon.

Register for the class through Hadley School for the Blind, upon completion submit a copy of your certificate of completion to receive your clock hour forms. Contact Mike Bicknell for Washington State Clock Hours

  • Indicates classes that qualify towards BLUE recertification
  • Basic Nemeth - 30 clock hours
  • Basic Music Braille - 30 clock hours
  • Contracted Braille - 60 clock hours
  • Braille Teaching Methods for Children - 20 clock hours
  • Braille Teaching Methods for Adolescence & Adults - 20 clock hours

Abacus 1 - 30 clock hours
Human Eye 1 - 30 clock hours
Human Eye 2 - 50 clock hours

Washington Sensory Disability Services
Blind/Visually Impaired:

American Foundation for the Blind:

Texas School for the Blind:

Perkins School for the Blind: