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Next SPEVI Community of Practice (members only)

"Virtual assistants - friend or foe", on Thursday 10th June 2021.
Time:
3:30 - 4:30pm EST (QLD, NSW, VIC)
5:30pm - 6:30pm NZ
3pm - 4pm SA
1:30pm - 2:30pm WA

Please contact the SPEVI Secretary if you as SPEVI member are interested in joining and don't receive a Zoom invitation close to the meeting date or if you would like more information on this meeting. Email: spevisecretary@gmail.com

Member discounts for RIDBC Renwick Centre’s Continuing professional education

SPEVI Inc (Australia) is offering member discounts for RIDBC Renwick Centre’s Continuing professional education (CPE) events in 2021. Each SPEVI Inc. member is entitled to two discount event registrations.
If you are not a current member of SPEVI Inc., please join now and immediately benefit from these member discounts.
Members can register for any of the following events in Vision Impairment education by visiting the RIDBC Short courses website

  1. Sue Silveira – Blind and Low Vision Master Series (6 sessions across the year)

Full Registration price $200; SPEVI Inc. member discount registration $150

2. Emily White – Accessible assessment and teaching technology use to students who are blind or have low vision (June 17 – full day)

Full Registration price $200; SPEVI Inc. member discount registration $150

3. Charlie Roberts – Mathematics workshop supporting access and inclusion for students with VI (June 18 – full day)

Full Registration price $100; SPEVI Inc. member discount registration $75

4. VISCON conference (Aug 19 – 20 – full days)

Full Registration price $250; SPEVI Inc. member discount registration $225

We recommend you to book early, as the SPEVI Committee of Management has set an upper limit of funds for the discount event registrations.

With thanks to RIDBC Renwick Centre for supporting SPEVI’s aim of encouraging the highest standards in the educators of persons with vision impairment by promoting research and professional training for general and specialist teachers.

Recordings SPEVI 2021 Online Conference

Missed the SPEVI 2021 Online Conference? The Conference theme ‘Celebrating Change’ reflected events during 2020 that forced drastic changes in all aspects of our lives, particularly in the education sector where delivery of education and support services switched to a remote, often online environment.
Visit the SPEVI 2021 Conference website to access a number of papers that were presented. Very soon you will be able to access recordings of the many great presentations, as they become available for public access. We will keep you posted!

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The South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) is the major professional association for educators of students with vision impairments in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. SPEVI acts as the professional body in matters pertaining to the education and support of persons who are blind, have low vision, deaf-blindness, or additional disabilities.

SPEVI membership is open to professionals and parents/caregivers supporting children and adults with vision impairment, including general teachers and specialist teachers (vision impairment), allied health professionals, orientation mobility specialists and assistive technology consultants.

SPEVI is a dynamic organisation, actively working for its members. It is registered as an incorporated organisation in Australia (Registration Number INC9889733) and New Zealand.

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