Washington State School for the Blind is proud to offer our short-course program for the 2018-2019 school year in specific areas of need for blind and visually impaired students.
Short courses are offered at no charge for Washington Students (Science camp will require and additional fee).
Courses will last one week and students will stay on campus with WSSB students.
Courses will include mandatory recreation, emphasis on self-determination and self-advocacy, self-management, as well as a focus on transition after high school.
In addition, short-courses will include a dedicated portion of the day for students to work on their classwork they miss while attending the program.
Who is eligible:
Middle and high school students who are at or near grade level. Students will receive instruction from a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Students can participate in 2 courses per school year.
For more information, please contact Jeff Bowler at 360-947-3367, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSSB SHORT COURSE OFFERINGS, 2018-2019
☐September 17-21 Register by August 30th* Opportunity knocks: Opening the door to better low vision access (ECC/compensatory access/focus on low vision techniques and devices).
☐ October 1-4 Register by September 14th* Camp McGruder zone: Where the forest meets the ocean [NW Environmental Science Camp -Camp Magruder] (ECC/sensory efficiency/focus on the outdoor world around us). Small camp fee applies.
☐ October 15-19 Register by September 27th* Cane camp: Focus on the art of using the mighty cane [National White Cane Awareness Day] (ECC/orientation & mobility/focus on cane perceptions, cane care, cane cool, cane techniques, effective day travel).
☐ November 5-9 Register by October 18th* Tech mania: A course for supporting students with either Google or Jaws (ECC/assistive technology/focus on Google and JAWS –the friendly one).
☐ December 3-7 Register by November 15th* Creative kitchen: Using adaptations toward creating sensible meals (ECC/independent living skills/focus on accessible meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation).
☐ January 14-18 Register by December 19th* Better together: Enhancing your life through shared experiences (ECC/social interaction/focus on self-esteem, developing positive relationships, active involvement, etiquette, social media safety, and job-related social skills).
☐ February 4-8 Register by January 17th* Independent living skills: That other stuff you really should learn about (ECC/independent living skills/focus on home basics -hand tools; battery replacement; who to call for what and when; plumbing, heating, and electrical need-to-knows).
☐ March 11-15 Register by February 21st* In search of your calling: A systematic approach to career education [March Career Fair week] (ECC/career education/Career fair participation is a mandatory component of this course with a focus on career education model segments of career awareness, exploration, preparation, and placement).
☐ April 8-12 Register by March 21st* Back to the basics: Literacy development for future success (ECC/compensatory access/focus on skills for the workplace such as keyboarding, word processing, spelling, writing, and listening).
☐ May 13-17 Register by April 25th* The lowdown on low viz: A look into low vision accessibility [Lion’s Track Meet May 15th, 2019] (ECC/compensatory access/focus on low vision techniques and devices).
*Registration beyond deadlines to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis