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BEST Grant 2019 - 2024

Professional Development

The BEST Grant is a statewide project of professional development and technical assistance dedicated to braille literacy, braille instruction, braille materials, and braille technology in Ohio schools.

As part of the BEST Grant's goals to support the implementation of braille instruction and braille technology, the BEST Grant is providing the following professional development trainings and webinars.

View the BEST 5-year PD activities schedule.


Registration is free, however, attendees must register in advance. The following events have a limited number of participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No 'walk in' entry is available.

Hybrid trainings are hosted both online and onsite at OCALI. Full online participation is supported.

Best Activities Schedule


These online training sessions will help you to learn how to teach and provide access to STEM subjects for students who use braille.

Training NameStatusDate(s) and TimesLink
Basic Nemeth


June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2024. 

Register here

Reading / Writing

Learn braille and how to effectively teach braille to students to access reading and writing activities with these online training opportunities.

Training NameStatusDate(s) and TimesLink
Basic Braille Hybrid

June 11th, 18th, 25th, 2024.

Register here
Advanced Braille Hybrid

June 13th, 20th, 27th, 2024.

Register here