2020 COSB Leadership Institute

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2020 COSB Leadership Institute

The 2020 COSB Leadership Institute will add value to every professional who helps educate children who are blind or visually impaired.

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Institute Agenda

October 6: Pre-conferences, happy hour, and awards celebration, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm EST

Pre-conference A: Astronomy for All

October 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST 

This pre-conference workshop will provide several practical, tactile activities to introduce astronomy to BVI students.

Pre-conference B: Orientation for All

October 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST 

Participants will learn about a method to expand people's perception of space, orientation, and connectivity using touch and sensory devices.

Happy Hour and Awards Celebration

October 6, 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm EST 

We'll play lively games and celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing award winners. You've never attended an awards ceremony like this one!

October 7: Leadership Institute, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Opening Session

Institute attendees will learn more about new opportunities available through COSB. We will also use this time to enhance your 2020 leadership toolkit. 

Concurrent Sessions: Two concurrent tracks will consists of interactive case studies, panel discussions, co-labs, and intentional reflection to cover multiple topics.

Track 1: Leadership in a Virtual Era

Workshop 1: Innovations and silver linings resulting from the pandemic

Workshop 2: Distance learning best practices 

Track 2: Leadership in Every Era

Workshop 1: Unlikely partnerships for advancing our missions

Workshop 2: Competency based education for BVI schools 

Closing Session

Business meeting, networking, and future opportunities