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Mentor Center - October 2021
Hosted at TSBVI October 24-26, 2021

Please note that the format of the October Mentor Center will be dependent upon our ability to invite visitors into TSBVI classrooms due to COVID. Registration fees will be reimbursed if visitors are not allowed on campus.

Mentor Centers provide participants an opportunity to observe experienced TVIs and COMS as they use a variety of strategies and materials with their students on the TSBVI campus. Each participant will have the opportunity to observe between 4-6 individual VI professionals a day.

Learning Objectives:
• Observe visually impaired students in a variety of learning environments.
• Keep a record of materials and strategies observed.
• Apply strategies and materials to their own students.
• Connect theory learned in coursework to actual situations in the field.

Audience: Protégés matched with a TVI and/or COMS mentor through the TSBVI Mentor Program and Texas students currently enrolled in the Texas Tech University or Stephen F. Austin State University VI/O&M programs who do not have a mentor.

Important Session Information:

The Mentor Program funds:
• Hotel costs for two nights.
• Reimbursement for up to $150.00 for airfare. This applies only to participants who live more than 250 miles from Austin. Must have prior approval from the Mentor Coordinator. If approved, you will make your own flight reservation and show your ticket receipt upon arrival to TSBVI.
• Substitute teacher payment for your district to hire a sub in your absence.

To be eligible to attend, you must fit one of these categories:
• You are a student currently working on VI or O&M certification in Texas.
• You are a protégé matched with a mentor through the TSBVI Mentor Program.

Mentor Center attendance is limited to two times for any individual:
• Once as a student with TTU/SFA who does not yet teach as a TVI or COMS.
• Once as a protégé matched with a mentor.

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Sunday, October 17, 2021

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(19) CEU
Seats Filled:
15 / 30
Contact Person:
Melanie Schacht
Chrissy Cowan
Date Time Location
10/24/2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM TSBVI
10/25/2021 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM TSBVI
10/26/2021 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM TSBVI
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