The TVI’s To Do List Tasks that TVIs Do Throughout the School Year By Dr. Dixie Mercer Inservice Week • Attend inservice meetings as required by district. • Wherever possible, make presentations to groups of teachers on campuses where your “high need” students are enrolled. As Soon as Possible in August • Meet with each Principal, Educational Diagnostician, and teacher to introduce yourself. • When you call on them, be sure you leave a folder which contains: – your contact information – a list of the typical roles that you perform – any additional information that they may need regarding your services First Week of School (if not before) • • • • Textbooks are delivered to campuses. Low vision devices delivered. Collect schedules for each student. Review folders to fill in dates for ARDS, FVEs/LMAs, etc. needed • Be sure your materials production system is stocked and ready, including braille production. • Contact parents to introduce yourself Second Week of School • Begin direct services and consultation. • Put together student notebooks that contain: – – – – – student information sheet last FVE/LMA eye report notes on services etc. Third Week of School • Contact the VI Specialist at the Education Service Center and find out: – When the Regional Plan meetings and/or VI teacher’s meetings are in your region – Information about workshops being offered – If they have you on their listserv • Look on TSBVI’s website for information re: special courses offered throughout the school year. Fourth Week of School • Update information for the APH registry. • TRY to have a fairly standard schedule in place which can be distributed to principals, Diagnosticians, and parents. Every 3-6, or 9 Weeks • Document student progress on their IEPs. First Week after Christmas Break • Evaluate student’s performance on IEP Goals for information on ESY. • If you haven’t gotten a copy of the APH Registration, start looking for it. February • Deafblind census • Begin to look for applications to TSBVI Summer School. • Begin arrangements for service for ECI students during the summer months. March • Review caseload for the following year, and prepare to order state adopted text books. • Before and after Spring Break, be sure that you have current levels of performance on each of your students for ESY purposes. April and May • Review caseload time allocations for the following year, and develop a preliminary schedule. • Meet with your Special Ed. Director to review the “State of the VI Program.” • Confirm service arrangements for ECI students. End of School • Collect equipment for inventory, repair and storage. • Prepare for ESY, especially if you are going to be the teacher -- YOU SILLY PERSON!!