KSSB is a catalyst and leader in the development of exemplary programs and practices in vision services in Kansas. We build local capacity throughout the state via strategic partnerships to ensure learners with visual impairments are able to assume responsible roles in society and lead fulfilling lives.
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"Designing and Modifying for the Regular Education Teacher and the Role of The Paraprofessional"
KSSB offered a new workshop in response to the needs of regular education teachers, special education teachers, and/or paraprofessionals who are working, for the first time, with a child who is Visually Impaired. The workshops in the Lawrence, Wichita, and Salina locations were held the week of August 3rd, and registration spaces filled quickly. Districts, schools, and/or special education cooperatives interested in this or other workshops can contact KSSB's Outreach Director, Aundrayah Shermer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're thrilled to have students and parents returning to our school soon. We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe summer. Please note the important upcoming dates below. More details for some of the events are available as downloads.
August 10th: New staff orientation in the library (10:00 a.m.)
August 11th: Staff inservices begin
August 12th: Joint School for the Blind/School for the Deaf inservice @ KSD
August 13th: Teacher Workday
August 16th: Enrollment Day in KSSB gymnasium (1:00-4:00)
August 17th: First day of classes for students
KSSB hosted over 60 students this summer for our summer programs with a "Dare to Explore" theme. We emphasize the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) for students with Visual Impairments in all of our programs. You can see some of the fun we had at the following link:
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools was awarded a five-year Head Start grant in the summer of 2014. KSSB is pleased to welcome back Head Start staff and students into our school community for the 2015-2016 school year. This year, we anticipate hosting two, half-day classrooms. Head Start classes will begin August 10th. Students share in the use of our facilities (gym, track, wrestling room, cafeteria, etc.) and we believe this shared venture presents valuable learning opportunities for both KSSB and Head Start students. The presence of so many bright, energetic three and four year old students brings additional vitality to our campus and opportunities for co-teaching and co-learning.
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