BEST Grant 2019 - 2024
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.
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
These online training sessions will help you to learn how to teach and provide access to STEM subjects for students who use braille.
|Braille Note with KeyMath||Online||
|STEM Braille Day: STEM Smackdown & Nemeth Skill Refresher||Online||
March 12, 2021 from 9:00am - 3:15pm
June 14 through June 17, 2021
Reading / Writing
Learn braille and how to effectively teach braille to students to access reading and writing activities with these online training opportunities.
|A Touch of Braille||Online||
September 18, 2020 from 8:30am – 12:00pm
|Paraprofessional Instructional Support Techniques: Supporting Students Who Are Braille Users||Online||
September 25, 2020, from 8:30am – 12:00pm
|Braille Note with Google||Online||
|Dancing Dots Software||Online||
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.
|Creating Accessible Word Documents||Online||
September 3, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
|Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio||Online||
In 4 online sessions: September 15-24, 2020 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm
October 2, 2020 from 8:30am - 12:00pm
|Duxbury Braille Translation Software||Online||
In 4 online sessions: October 20 - 29, 2020 from 12:30pm - 4:00pm
|Creating Accessible PDFs||Online||