Figure 1 Renee mentoring Shannon in using her BrailleNote Apex
The purpose of Immersion Courses is to bring learners with a similar need together to gain skills and knowledge in areas of the regular and the Expanded Core Curriculum. They may also focus on the needs of parents or in some cases bring both learners and parents together to support improved outcomes for learners.
This year, on the courses for Braille learners aged between 9 and 14 we have had several students step up into a mentoring role to support their technology skills and knowledge, Braillenotetakers in particular. Continue Reading →
Figure 1 – Jordan making butterflies
In April the Napier Volunteer Resource Making Group was delighted to meet one of the learners they support, seven year old Jordan, at a shared morning tea at Jordan’s school.
The volunteers, teacher aide, members of the Visual Resource Centre and Jordan made butterflies out of ginkgo leaves gathered from the school garden (figure 1). Jordan enjoyed holding the string and flying the butterflies to a butterfly song (figure 2). Continue Reading →
Cathy West shares about the free NZQA accredited course she has enrolled in this year.
Kia ora. I’m Cathy West from BLENNZ Wellington. This year as part of my professional development I am doing a course with the Open Wānanga called He Papa Tikanga and I’d just like to tell you a little bit about it because I am really enjoying it. There are four modules and you do have 12 months to do it, but I’ve been fast-tracking (lucky me!) and I’ve done three modules in less than six months. Continue Reading →