Quality Program for the Visually Impaired (QPVI) Reboot Retreat

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Session Dates

Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday October 14, 2016 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

The QPVI Reboot Retreat is a training for facilitators from the IU sites participating in the QPVI program. At this 2-day event participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and compare their Key Components (KC) 1 & 2 results with the goal of discerning what has worked, what had been developed, ongoing challenges to sustain, and solutions to problem solve. We will provide an overview/review of KC 1 & 2, as well as introduce and train in KC 3: the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), with an emphasis on assessment and instruction. In addition, we will be using the Abbreviated QPVI Master List to stream line, analyze and compare data, as well as share resources.


  1. List evidence needed to demonstrate IU site has mastered KC1 & KC2, (occurring consistently and peer reviewed) the assessment and report writing process, in order to move into Key Component 3: Expanded Core Curriculum)
  2. Demonstrate how to use the QPVI collaboration site to post review
  3. Identify Abbreviated Master List and Eligibility components: to develop and sustain practices
  4. Describe implementation process for peer reviewed assessment reports using standardized report formats, within each IU site that is research based. Pairing staff to cross train, review of evaluation documentation --- cultivate a learning community to build upon individual strengths.

Target Audience

IU Supervisors of Programs Serving Students with Visual Impairments participating in a QPVI Program, as well as their head/lead QPVI teacher, administrative assistant, and/or material specialist.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Visual Impairment/Blind

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Nancy Toelle

Event Contact:


Kristi Simpson


Jennifer Edgar
800-441-3215 x 7218

Additional Info

A hotel block of 15 rooms (2 rooms per IU) has been reserved at the reduced rate of $74.99 + tax for the nights of 10/12 & 10/13 at the Sleep Inn & Suites (7100 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17112 717-545-7715 or 717-545-7709). When making reservations use the code: QPVI Retreat. There is no limit on the number of participants from each IU site who may attend event. Due to time limits lunch will take place on site. Participants will order in; please bring cash to cover cost.