The Training Strategies Division of the SKI-HI Institute plans, develops, and implements programs and training activities in the following focus areas and also develops materials in these areas:

Detailed information on the projects under each focus area can be found by selecting Projects. The purpose of each focus area is to explore and develop new projects and materials in these areas, in addition to the ones that presently exist.

The focus area on Training Models, Strategies, Materials works to stay up-to-date on best practices in working with adult learners, then incorporates these into the training procedures and materials used by Institute projects. This focus area also works on policies and procedures for ongoing certification and update of state trainers of Institute projects nationwide.

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Training Calendar

Below is a listing of trainings being conducted by SKI-HI Institute Projects and implementation sites over the next few months. For specific questions about these trainings, contact the coordinators listed for each project.

Project Training Location/Contact Date
VIISA Infant

Missouri
Missouri School for the Blind
National Trainer Bess Dennison & State Trainers
Contact Annette Miller
annette.miller.msb.dese.mo.gov

W/S #1
Nov 8-10, 2017

W/S #2
March 21-23, 2018

INSITE/VIISA Basic Training
Infant/Preschool

Indiana
Indiana Deafblind Project at
Indiana VIPS, Indianapolis
National Trainer Bess Dennison and State Trainer Ann Hughes
Contact Lisa Poff
Lisa.Poff@indstate.edu

W/S #1
Nov 12-15, 2017

W/S #2
March 18-21, 2018

VIISA Infant/Preschool Florida
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, State Trainers
Kim Carr
carrk@fsdb.k12.fl.us

W/S #1
March 9-10, 2018

W/S #2
May 4-6, 2018

VIISA Infant Ohio
Jenni Reimis & Brooke Lewis, State Trainers
Leanne Parnell
lparnell@ohiodeafblind.org

W/S #1
Spring 2018

W/S #2
TBA

VIISA Infant

Georgia
Georgia PINES
State Trainers
Contact Lynn McFarland
lmcfarland@doe.k12.ga.us

Fall 2018
INSITE Basic Training Florida
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine
Kim Carr
carrk@fsdb.k12.fl.us

W/S #1 
October 5-7, 2017

W/S #2 
November 2-4, 2017

INSITE Basic Training Ohio
Mentor, Ohio
Janet Stone & Barbara Williams
Contact Leanne Parnell
lparnell@ohiodeafblind.org

W/S #1 
October 7&14, 2017

W/S #2 
November 4&11, 2017

INSITE

Basic Training
(Distance in state)

Montana
Montana School for the Blind
State Trainers
Contact Sharon Woods
swoods@msdb.mt.gov

W/S #1 
Spring 2018

W/S #2 
TBA

INSITE/VIISA Trainer's Training

Wisconsin
Wisconsin School for the Blind
National Trainer Bess Dennison

June 18-22, 2018

INSITE Basic Training Florida
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Kim Carr
carrk@fsdb.k12.fl.us

W/S #1 
October 5-7, 2018

W/S #2 
November 2-4, 2018

SKI-HI Basic Training

Missouri
Jefferson City, MO
Paula Pittman
paula.pittman@usu.edu

W/S #2
October 27-29, 2017
SKI-HI

Basic Training

Florida
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine
Jennifer Cato
catoj@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904)827-2437

W/S #1
Jan. 26-28, 2018

W/S #2
February 23-25, 2018

Deaf Mentor Basic Training

Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
Paula Pittman
paula.pittman@usu.edu

October 13-15, 2017
Deaf Mentor Basic Training Montana
Paula Pittman
paula.pittman@usu.edu
November 3-5, 2017

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