MDVI Euronet is committed to improving knowledge, understanding and good practice in the education of children and young people with a severe visual impairment and additional disabilities by:
Raising awareness of the needs of children and young people with MDVI.
Developing and building a knowledge base of good practice in MDVI education.
Maintaining a communication network for MDVI practitioners to share good practice.
For more information on news from MDVI Euronet, visit Quarterly Updates.
Introduction to VI-Autism Course
RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning, Coventry, are holding an introduction to VI-ASD on Wednesday, 12 June 2013. For more information, including an application form, please go to Quarterly Update page.
MDVI Euronet steering group members will meet in Molfetta in Itlay, hosted by the Lego del Filo d'Oro in April. This meeting will plan the activities of the network in the year to come.
ChildVision Ireland welcomed 3 colleagues from Estonia who participated in a week long study visit, part funded through the Comenius In-Service programme. Contact your National Agency which looks after EU education programmes if you'd like to participate in a study visit.
The second meeting of Step Up! Comenius project took place in Luxembourg. This Orientation, Mobility and Independence project aims to publish ideas for parents, families and non-O&M professionals in how they can support the development of foundation skills to promote independent movement.
Download a pdf of the latest MDVI Euronet Newsletter. In this bumper edition:
- First announcement of a seminar in mathematics for children with visual impairment and children with MDVI
- Action research
- Supporting learners with VI-ASD
- Faith and people with disabilities
- The strategic plan for a school for children with visual impairment
and much more including details of various EU funded research projects.
Block Magic is a research project funded by the EU Life Long Learning programme of the EU Commission. It's aim is to introduce a new teaching methodology and technology targeting young children who are attending pre-school or the early years of primary school.
Block Magic will provide a highly motivating approach to teaching a broad range of specific logical, mathematical, language, strategic and social skills which will be important for learners in later life. Block Magic will support the acquisition of life skills where alternative teaching methods may be less effective.
One of the partners for Block Magic is the Lega Del Filo d'Oro, a founding MDVI Euronet partner.
For more information please visit www.blockmagic.eu .