Students in the College of Education at Missouri State always seek experiential learning opportunities. Now, two students in the special education program will take a closer look at the skills and attitudes that are needed to be teachers of students who are blind and visually impaired.
Kelsey Bink and Anne Chambers, graduate students in special education blindness and low vision emphasis, have been nominated for the 2021 Teachers of Tomorrow program.
Nominees will participate in a training program for teachers of blind and visually impaired students. The program will address the needs of and teach advocacy for students with blind and low vision in and out of the classroom.
The National Federation of the Blind describes Teachers of Tomorrow as “An immersive, professional development program that connects teachers of students who are blind and low vision to the lived experiences of blind people, equipping participants with knowledge about the skills and attitudes that can help students who are blind thrive in school and beyond.”
The training program began in January 2021 and will continue throughout the year.