Connect via Skype to take part in our digital learning Program
- Small class sizes taught by TVI(Teacher of the Visually Impaired)
- Real time participation and evaluation of student work
- Can ask questions during class via video and/or IM chat
Why Digital Learning at WSSB?
“This program has made a huge difference for the student that I work with. She has transitioned from doing math only with a sighted parapro as a reader and scriber to independently Brailling her math and working out the problems on her own! This has been huge.
Also in terms of savings for our school, the cost of the program is less than what we were paying for the text in Braille each year. Then at the end of the year, we would be left with a Braille text that we most likely wouldn’t ever use again. In this program, the use of the text is a part of the cost and we will send it back at the end of the year, thereby eliminating waste.
Doing math this way has allowed my student to work at her own pace and to get her questions thoroughly answered by a qualified TVI. I have seen incredible growth in my student. At times it has been frustrating getting the technology to work on our end. But with a little patience, we have been working through that.
Overall, I am thrilled with our experience with this program and look forward to doing it again in the future.”
— By Margaret M Jones, Parapro in Alaska
Math Courses for 2017-18
WSSB classes run Monday through Thursday only. Times below correspond to the Pacific Time zone.
Math Courses Registration Form (pdf)
Video samples of WSSB Distance Learning Math Courses
Computer Science Partners and Listings
Quorum, a Computer Programming Language
- Quorum Language – the language and the code editor are built from the ground up to be accessible and usable
- Quorum’s Hour of Code – an accessible, browser-based computer science tutorial for beginners
EPIQ – A week long computer programming workshop in the summer for teachers
Online eLearning Resources
American Foundation for the Blind: eLearning
National Foundation for the Blind: Resources
Perkins School for the Blind
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: On-the-Go Learning
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, email@example.com
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
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
Hadley Online Courses register online at http://www.hadley.edu/showCourseListing.asp?program=HSPS 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.
- 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
- Teacher: A highly qualified TVI in your subject area
- Textbook in Braille or large print with tactile graphics (loan)
- Math manipulatives (loan) and other supplies
Cost for Classes
WSSB is recruiting teachers who are —
WSSB is interested in replicating this program at your school
- Start your own digital learning classes with help from WSSB