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FamilyConnect & ISVI Webinar: Empowering Children and Families Through Active Learing

December 14, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am EST


Active learning is an educational philosophy based on the work of Dr. Lilli Nielsen that places an emphasis on modifying the educational environment in order to encourage independent exploration. During this session, we will discuss the principles of active learning, why children need to be active participants encouraged to engage in learning opportunities, and how to create active learning materials that are appropriate for a variety of learners. 

Instructor:  Sara Edwards and Julia Bowman 

Instructor’s Title: Sara and Julia are both TVIsDT/Vision Specialists and Evaluators in the IL Early Intervention Program. 

Instructor’s Affiliation: Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) 

Primary Core or ECC Area: Compensatory 

Target Audience: Professionals and caregivers 

Pre-requisite knowledge: None 

Lesson Plan Goal: 

The webinar will focus on the importance of active learning and how to modify the child’s environment to promote independent exploration. Instructors will share the educational philosophy of active learning and why it is so critical in developing a variety of skills for all childrenThe webinar will also include a review of some developmental areas and specific learning opportunities while using common household materials to create active learning activities. A variety of activities will be shared with the audience that can be adapted to meet learners of all agesneeds, and interests. 


Learning Objectives: 

The participants will identify three activities to be used by students in the home or classroom settings. 

The participants will identify five common household items that can be used to create active learning activities in the home or classroom setting. 

The participants will be able to identify the educational philosophy of active learning and the importance for learners of all abilities.  

The participants will review the importance of focusing on various developmental areas and specific skills while embedding activities into the student’s daily routine in the home or classroom setting. 

Materials Needed: None 


Collect CEUs: CEUs are only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect CEUs, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and send these, along with your first and last name, to outreach@aph.org and a certificate will be emailed to you the following week. 

Register: https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0FXTWnsVQwuQWlDWxGDMsA 


December 14, 2020
2:00 am - 3:30 am EST
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Illiniois School for the Visually Impaired
(217) 479-4414