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
MathType and EquatIO Online

Jan. 24 & 31, Feb. 7 & 14. 12:00pm - 1:00pm

MathType and EquatIO

STEM Braille Strategy Smackdown Online

Jan. 2022

STEM Braille Strategy Smackdown

BrailleNote with KeyMath Online

Feb. 2022

BrailleNote with KeyMath


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
BrailleNote with Google Online

Jan. 2022

BrailleNote with Google

12 Week Braille Course Online

Feb. 23 - May 11, 2022. 6:00pm - 7:30pm

12 Week Braille Course

Braille Reading and Writing Smackdown Online

March 2, 2022. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Braille Reading and Writing Smackdown

Basic Braille Online

June 2022

Basic Braille

Advanced Braille Online

June 2022

Advanced Braille

Paraprofessional Instructional Support Techniques Online

Sept. 2022

Paraprofessional Instructional Support Techniques


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
DBT Lunch and Learn: Transcribers Notes Online

Dec. 7, 2021. 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DBT Lunch and Learn: Transcribers Notes

DBT Lunch and Learn: Tables Online

Jan. 11, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DBT Lunch and Learn: Tables

DBT Lunch and Learn: Line Numbered Text Online

Jan. 25, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:00pm

DBT Lunch and Learn: Line Numbered Text

Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents Online

Feb. 2022

Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents

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

March 2022

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

Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio Online

Sept. 2022

Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio