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Subject: "Tech It Up A Notch" Technology Day at Missouri School for the Blind (Grades 6-12)

Source: Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis, Missouri

Intended Audience: Students statewide in grades 6-12 with visual impairment and their teachers (TVI/O&M instructors) and/or parents/guardians  

Date: January 18, 2012

Event Date: March 29, 2012

Missouri School for the Blind is pleased to offer our first-ever "Tech It Up a Notch" Technology Day on March 29, 2012.  This event for students who are blind and visually impaired in grades 6-12 will be held on the MSB campus.  "Tech It Up a Notch" will provide students hands-on access to software and devices designed or adapted specifically for the blind and visually impaired.  All activities will be in a staff supported setting. 

The "Tech It Up a Notch" opening session will provide an introduction to a variety of innovative assistive and adaptive technology devices. 

The following three sessions will consist of two options, designed to include students of varied ability levels: 

1) Students will be given the opportunity to choose sessions in which they can explore devices and software in a non-competitive environment,

                                                          OR

2) Students may demonstrate their skills in competitive rounds.  Prizes will be awarded to Overall Competition Winners in the Middle School (6-8) and High School Divisions (9-12).  Prizes include: two iPads, two LiveScribe Pens, Adaptive ADL equipment, and more! 

In addition, all students attending may enter to win door prizes in a drawing to be held during the closing assembly.

Visit http://msb.dese.mo.gov/ for more information, including a schedule of events and registration form and/or contact Ms. Joy Waddell, Assistant Superintendent, at 314-776-4320 (ext. 1140) or joyce.waddell@msb.dese.mo.gov for more information.