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Subject: "Tech It Up A Notch" Technology Day at Missouri School for the Blind (Grades 6-12)
Source: Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis, Missouri
Intended Audience: Students statewide in grades 6-12 with visual impairment and their teachers (TVI/O&M instructors) and/or parents/guardians
Date: February 27, 2012
Event Date: March 29, 2012
Missouri School for the Blind is pleased to offer our first-ever "Tech It Up a Notch" Technology Day on March 29, 2012. This event for students who are blind and visually impaired in grades 6-12 will be held on the MSB campus. "Tech It Up a Notch" will provide students hands-on access to software and devices designed or adapted specifically for the blind and visually impaired. All activities will be in a staff supported setting.
The "Tech It Up a Notch" opening session will provide an introduction to a variety of innovative assistive and adaptive technology devices.
The following three sessions will consist of two options, designed to include students of varied ability levels:
1) Students will be given the opportunity to choose sessions in which they can explore devices and software in a non-competitive environment,
2) Students may demonstrate their skills in competitive rounds. Prizes will be awarded to Overall Competition Winners in the Middle School (6-8) and High School Divisions (9-12). Prizes include: two iPads, two LiveScribe Pens, Adaptive ADL equipment, and more!
In addition, all students attending may enter to win door prizes in a drawing to be held during the closing assembly.
Visit http://msb.dese.mo.gov/ for more information, including a schedule of events and registration form and/or contact Ms. Joy Waddell, Assistant Superintendent, at 314-776-4320 (ext. 1140) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.