Future Reflections Fall 1991
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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR OF BLIND CHILDREN AWARD 1992 APPLICATION
Name: Home address: City: State: Zip: Day phone: Evening phone: School: Address: City: State: Zip: List your degrees, the institutions from which they were received, and your major area or areas of study. How long and in what programs have you taught blind children? In what setting do you teach? Itinerant program  Residential school classroom  Special education classroom  Other  Please explain How many students do you teach regularly this year? What subjects do you teach? How many of your students read and write primarily using: Braille  large print  closed circuit television  recorded materials  small print . Please complete this application and attach your letter of nomination, one additional recommendation, written by someone who knows your work and philosophy of teaching, and a personal letter discussing your beliefs and approach to teaching blind students. You may wish to include such topics as the following: * What are your views on the importance to your students of Braille, large print, and magnification devices, and what issues do you consider when making recommendations about learning media for your students? * When do you recommend that your students begin the following: reading Braille, writing with a slate and stylus, using a Braille writer, learning to travel independently with a white cane? * How should one determine which children should learn cane travel and which should not? * When should typing be introduced and when should a child be expected to hand in typed assignments? Send all material by April 15, 1992, to Sharon Maneki, Chairman, Teacher Award Committee, 9736 Basket Ring Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045; telephone: (301) 992-9608.