Primary Grant Focus

Perkins School for the Blind aims to provide teachers digital access to resources and expertise for teaching Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in literacy and mathematics to students with visual impairments.

Strategies for Supporting Common Core Success

Through support of the BMGF, Perkins School for the Blind offers Paths to Common Core, a new online resource developed to support teachers with instructional resources for preparing visually impaired students for the Common Core. Leveraging the existing Perkins’s eLearning site and its network of educators who already utilize the Paths to Literacy platform, this new virtual resource is focused on specifically supporting CCSS instruction in math, literacy, and science with lessons, information, and expert knowledge through the online community of practice. Teachers can learn about instructional accommodations and assistive technology visually impaired students need to meet the new standards and search for teacher-generated ELA and math lessons by grade level. These CCSS resources are in addition to the online workshops, webinars, webcasts and in-person conferences available to teachers and taught by experts on a wide variety of topics related to teaching visually impaired students.

General Information

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Betsy McGinnity, Director of Training and Educational Resources Program
Phone: (617) 972-7519
Term of Grant: July 2013 – June 2015
Grantee Initiative: Paths to Common Core
Region: National
Subject Area: Literacy and Mathematics
Education Levels: K-12