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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

IESBVI Welcomes New Teachers for 2018-19 School Year

Welcome Ashley Furhman Dougherty, TVI Keystone AEA I am originally from Waukon, Iowa.  I recently graduated from Clarke University in Dubuque with my Bachelor of arts in elementary education and a special education endorsement.  I am very passionate about teaching and look forward to my journey as a TVI.   Welcome Carrie Spellmeyer, TVI Prairie Lakes AEA I have taught early . . .

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Camp Abilities 2018

Camp Abilities 2018 took place at the campus of the University of Northern Iowa.  Over 20 students who are blind or visually impaired in elementary, middle, and high schools from around the state of Iowa came together for a week long rec and leisure camp.  The focus was on adapting sports so that all students, regardless of vision level, could experience numerous sports and participate in them including: track and field . . .

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Opening Day 2018

Opening Day is right around the corner. Check back for the Power Point presentation and also review the IESBVI General Information document.

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Camp Explore - Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside 2018

by Sheri Wren

July 8 – 13, 2018 Nineteen campers enjoyed a great week during Camp Explore at Camp Sunnyside! The heat did not keep us from being active and making new friends. Horseback riding, archery, paddle boating and pontoon boating on Lake Cheerio,  rock wall climbing, and fishing were some of the highlights of the week.  In our down-time, campers rested, played cards, chatted with friends, and practiced their . . .

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NCASB Forensics 2018

NCASB Iowa Rams Forensics On Saturday April 28 th the Iowa Forensics team participated in the NCASB conference competition in Columbus, Ohio.   The Iowa team brought home a 4 th place team trophy.    Congratulations girls! Team and individual results are as follows: 1 st place Indiana 2 nd place Ohio 3 rd place   Wisconsin . . .

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NCASB Swimming 2018

On Friday, April 27 th the Iowa Rams Swimming team arrived in Columbus,   Ohio and participated in the NCASB conference swim meet.   The girls team received a 3 rd place trophy.   Senior Grace J. broke two conference swim records and was awarded the prestigious Sonka Award.   Congratulations swimmers! Team and individual results are as follows: . . .

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Touching Outer Space

Hear Outer Space—Touch Outer Space—Move Through Outer Space   A day for students who are blind and visually impaired to explore outer space.  World reknown blind astrophysicist, Wanda Merced Diaz (who is blind and has appeared on TEDtalks),  videoconferenced with students live that day. There was a guided exploration in the morning and families were free to stay and . . .

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