UMass Boston Sponsored Trainings

CVI Courses 

The University of Massachusetts Boston Vision Studies Program and Perkins School for the Blind announce the cooperative creation of a Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) series of professional development courses for vision professionals. These courses are in the process of undergoing review for becoming a certificate program. See the FAQ to learn more!

Online Professional Development Through NERCVE

All workshops/mini-courses will provide ACVREP credits or PDPs towards professional teaching degrees. Sign up by clicking on the title of the workshop.


  • Instructors: Callie Brusegaard and Tammy Reisman
  • Dates: January 4th, 2021 – January 29th, 2021
  • Cost: $125
  • PDPs: 20.5 hours

This 4 week mini-course will update your knowledge on assessments for children with visual impairments. The most up-to-date research will provide a new knowledge base to work with the newest assessment tools on the market. Participants will leave the course with new ideas, templates, and skills for writing succinct and effective reports. This course will assist you in applying new assessment knowledge to a specific student on your caseload. There will be one-hour of synchronous content each week in the evenings.

Coming Soon!

Social Interaction Skills in Times of Remote Learning

  • Instructor: Kathy Blake
  • Dates: February 3rd and 10th, 2021 3:30 EST
  • Cost: $30
  • PDPs: 5 hours

How to Integrate the ECC into Remote Core Curriculum Lessons

  • Instructor: Laura Merwin
  • Dates: Spring 2021
  • Cost: $30
  • PDPs: 5 hours

I-M-ABLE ( 3 Mini Courses)

  • Instructor: Diane Wormsley
  • Dates: Spring and Summer 2021

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