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IQP July News

Interveners and Qualified Personnel

IQP July News

Interveners and Qualified Personnel

This page was last updated on Dec 21, 2018 at 4:44 pm



  • We have made the OHOA Modules available in an additional format.  Currently, 16 modules are available in this additional new format and more are on the way.
  • The Module User Group has been discussing possibilities for projects to co-host modules or send participants to take modules hosted by other projects. Some opportunities include the option of earning university credits. Anyone interested in joining these conversations can email Julie Durando.

Intervener Services

  • Intervener Training Pilot Project update
    • The pilot has wrapped up!!!  We had eight states (AR, CA, DE, IL, LA, NC, TX, VA) and 20 intervener candidates participate and complete the necessary work.
    • We're looking forward to an anticipated 20 intervener candidates entering the NICE process within the next few months.  How exciting!
    • REMINDER:  The fee for NICE certification is $40 until September
  • The materials and ideas that have resulted from this pilot are available here so that states can consider replicating this project to create a collaborative intervener training opportunity.
  • In response to requests from the SDBPs, NCDB is developing coaching materials. These materials will be released to all of you SOON. 

Supporting Teachers of Students who are Deaf-Blind

  • In December, we held our first Teacher of the Deaf-Blind Community of Practice (TDB CoP) planning meeting with interested state project partners.  In response to the meeting, a survey was sent out to the meeting participants to gauge interest and further explore the idea. 
  • The meeting and survey not only gauged interest but also generated ideas for activities that would be of benefit for TDBs that SDBPs and personnel preparation programs might be interested in joining. 
  • Survey respondents indicated a need for both a national TDB CoP and a peer-to-peer group for those running CoPs in their states.  We look forward to supporting these groups!  More information to come!



  • Wednesday, July 18 at 12pm PT / 1pm MT / 2pm CT/ 3pm ET about "Individualized Instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum: An Introduction to Student Portfolios and Project-Based Learning."  Please join us as Rachel Schles, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, NLCSD (National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities) Scholar, University of Pittsburgh presents.

NCDB I/QP Staff Presentations 

  • IQP Initiative Lead, Kristi Probst, will be conducting two presentations at the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired's International Conference (July, 2018) entitled, "Training interveners, a pilot project you can use" and "Assessment of children who are deafblind."

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