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2018 BEST Summer 4-Day Basic Nemeth Course

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Thursday, June 28, 2018

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Dr. - Columbus, OH 43231

The Basic Nemeth Course will review the basic Nemeth code for math and science notation. This course will cover the Nemeth code notation appropriate for kindergarten to middle school curricula. Proficiency in the material covered in the Basic Braille course is highly recommended due to the pace and content of this course. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille math and science materials.  Students will use the Perkins Brailler to produce braille materials. The course will be appropriate for students with little or no Nemeth experience. The course will also include examples following current recommendations for the use of UEB in Nemeth materials. 

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2018 BEST 12-Week Blended Basic Braille Course

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This 12-Week course offers educators and beginning transcribers the opportunity to improve their braille skills, while addressing the needs of students who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. The course will be offered with traditional face-to-face instruction and online. The course will provide basic instruction in braille for educators and support staff incorporating Unified English Braille (UEB). Knowledge of the braille alphabet is a plus. The course will introduce the braille alphabet, capitalization, paragraphing, punctuation, cardinal numbers, one-cell whole-word contractions, whole-word contractions, part-word contractions, ordinal numbers, whole-word lower sign contractions, part-word lower sign contractions, short-form words, and some formatting. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read and write with a Perkins Brailler and/or Perky Duck and proofread literary braille materials.

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2018 BEST Scanning for Braille, Large Print and Audio

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Friday, September 7, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This workshop will provide training in the use of Abbyy FineReader, an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program used to convert the images of printed documents into electronically editable text. Microsoft Word will be used to demonstrate clean-up methods and for formatting braille and large print.

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2018 Writing Math Expressions and Graphing Equations with BraileNote Touch - 9am-Noon

Thursday, September 27, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This three-hour, hands-on workshop will outline the process of writing math expressions in Nemeth Code and graphing equations using the BrailleNote Touch. It will outline ways students can share math documents with teachers and peers. Presenters will also share electronic documentation available for post workshop support.

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2018 Writing Math Expressions and Graphing Equations with BrailleNote Touch 1pm-4pm

Thursday, September 27, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

A 3-hour hands-on workshop to outline the process of writing math expressions in Nemeth code and graphing equations using the BrailleNote Touch

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Introduction to Connect 12 and MATT Connect - 1pm-4pm

Friday, September 28, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

A 3-hour professional development session will introduce features of the Connect 12 and MATT Connect devices

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Introduction to Connect 12 and MATT Connect - 9am-Noon

Friday, September 28, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

The 3 hour professional development session will introduce features of the Connect 12 and MATT Connect devices.

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2018 - Duxbury Braille Translation (DBT) Software Training - DBT 1

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

Learn Duxbury braille translation software - translating text into braille

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2018 - Duxbury Braille Translation (DBT) Software Trainings - DBT 2

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

Advanced Duxbury braille translation software training

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2018 BEST - MathType Software Training

Thursday, November 1, 2018

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

The primary focus of this hands-on training is learning how to use MathType.  

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Using Microsoft Word Templates and Macros to Produce Large Print

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Friday, January 25, 2019

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This two-day workshop will provide comprehensive training on a collection of templates and macros for Microsoft Word for producing large print for paper or electronic devices such as iPads or computers. The templates and macros are limited to Windows versions of Microsoft Word (versions 2010, 2013, or 2016). Participants will receive the templates and macros for use at home or school or for commercial large print production.


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2019 Paraprofessional Instructional Support Techniques

Friday, February 22, 2019

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

Instructional supports and techniques for paraprofessionals who serve students who are blind.

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Braille Formats Including Nemeth Code in the UEB Context

Friday, March 15, 2019

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

The Braille Formats Including Nemeth Code in the UEB Contextis a one-day, hands-on inservice for Ohio educators and support staff with a focus on the purpose and structure of formatting braille materials for use in the school setting.

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