This webinar is designed for educators and other professionals working in formal and non-formal learning environments, who would like to enrich their theoretical knowledge and skills regarding the education of individuals who are visually impaired or blind. It is indented primarily to familiarize the participants with the principles of differentiated learning. In turn, these principles will be implemented in the education of individuals who are visually impaired or blind in formal (e. g. schools) and non-formal educational settings (e.g. cultural centres such as museums). It is expected that this course would meet the needs of professionals who are involved or would like to get involved in the education of individuals who are blind or visually impaired, but it could also be very helpful for all educators who would like to gain a robust understanding of differentiated instruction. This webinar is in a two part series.
Completing Differentiation: the case of individuals who are blind or vision impaired course will contribute 2.8 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
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Dr. Vassilios Argyropoulos is associate Professor at the Department of Special Education, at the University of Thessaly (Greece) in the area of the visual impairment since 2003. He has acted as a coordinator/principal investigator in many national and Erasmus+ projects and has participated as a research fellow in Horizon projects in the areas of special education. For the time being he runs an Erasmus+ project (2017-2020) as a Principal investigator regarding multiple disabilities and visual impairment (title: “Promoting Effective Communication for Individuals with a Vision Impairment and Multiple Disabilities”, Project No: 2017‐1‐EL01‐KA201‐036289). He serves the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairments (ICEVI) as the contact person in Balkan Countries. He holds BSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Education from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). He is also member of the Committee of the Disability Centre at the University of Thessaly, which supports students who have disabilities and special educational needs during their studies. Previously, he had taught in the Center of Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind in Athens for ten consecutive years as a math teacher. He has more than 80 publications and his research areas include haptic apprehension, braille literacy skills and issues of accessibility in formal and non-formal educational settings. His work has more than 250 citations. He is reviewer in more than 10 international peer-reviewed journals and has been invited at many national and international conferences as a keynote speaker (USA, UK, Ireland, Greece).
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