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

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.


Best Activities Schedule

STEM

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 Online

June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022. 9:00am - 3:00pm

Basic Nemeth

BrailleNote Touch with KeyMath Online

February 2023

BrailleNote Touch with KeyMath

STEM Braille Strategy Smackdown Online

March 2023

STEM Braille Strategy Smackdown

Basic Nemeth Online

June 2023

Basic Nemeth

Advanced Nemeth Online

June 2023

Advanced Nemeth

Tactile Graphics Online

September 2023

Tactile Graphics


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 Online

June 13, 20, 27, 2022. 8:45am - 4:00pm

Basic Braille

Advanced Braille Online

June 15, 22, 29, 2022. 8:45am - 4:00pm

Advanced Braille

Braille Formatting Online

October 2022

Braille Formatting

Using the BrailleNote Touch Plus with Google Classroom Online

January 2023

Using the BrailleNote Touch Plus with Google Classroom

Introduction to Braille Music Online

March 2023

Introduction to Braille Music

Basic Braille Online

June 2023

Basic Braille


Accessible Documents & The Production Of AEM

These online training sessions offered within this category will focus on the creation and development of accessible documents along with utilizing tools and features within applications to support the production of accessible educational materials.

Training NameStatusDate(s) and TimesLink
Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Electronic Text Online September 14, 16, 21, 23, 2022. 12-30pm - 3:30pm

Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Electronic Text

Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents Online

February 2023

Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents

Using Microsoft Word Templates and Macros to Produce Large Print, Braille, and Electronic Text Online

March 2023

Using Microsoft Word Templates and Macros to Produce Large Print, Braille, and Electronic Text

Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio Online

September 2023

Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio