Community of Practice

SPEVI is dedicated to supporting specialist teachers (Vision Impairment) as a collective to support students who may be learning at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. To this goal, SPEVI has created a Community of Practice – Online Learning for and by SPEVI members.

Zoom meeting 1

The first meeting of the SPEVI Community of Practice, held early April, highlighted the following points
• All schools are providing online learning differently. This means specialist teachers will need to be aware of how services are being provided
• Some parents are feeling overwhelmed. They will have their own work/loss of job/ other children to manage. Bits of information/ one or two relevant websites at the relevant time will be more useful than large amounts at once.
• How will you stay in contact with your students? Again, this may be different throughout your caseload/ schools. The mental health of our students is important during this time.

If you wish to watch the recording, please contact:

Zoom meeting 2

The second meeting of the SPEVI Community of Practice was held on Friday 8th May. There is no recording of this meeting, but the most relevant isssues that were discussed can be found in this document:
SPEVI Community of Practice - Online learning #2

Next Zoom meeting

The Next meeting of the SPEVI Community of Practice is scheduled for Friday 5th June 1:00pm AEST, 3pm NZ time.
Details to join will be sent closer to the date.

List of useful resources supporting Online Teaching

SPEVI has put together a document listing useful sites that may be helpful for you during this time.
Download SPEVI Learning at home resources (accessible Word document).

If you have any additional resources, please contact us to add to the list!