Short Courses

Student mixes baking ingredients in the short course kitchen

In order to promote, facilitate, and provide appropriate educational opportunities for all Wisconsin children who are blind or visually impaired, regardless of their educational placement, outreach staff offer courses of variable length designed and tailored to a child's specific expanded core curriculum needs. Whether weeks or months, short course students greatly benefit from the expertise and individualized instruction of our outreach specialists. Short Courses can range in length from one week to anything less than a full school year and offer an additional, flexible means of providing intensive skill building opportunities for students in the areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum in a both group and individual setting.

Group Short Courses are multi-day workshops focusing on a specific ECC topic determined by the Short Course staff. Courses are generally taught in small groups of approximately 4-8 students and usually a weekend or a week in length.Group Short Courses are taught at various times throughout the year.

Who Can Enroll In WCBVI Short Courses?

Any Wisconsin student who is blind or visually impaired and is enrolled in his or her local school district may participate in WCBVI Short Course programs.

Won't Students Fall Behind Academically While Attending WCBVI Short Courses?

Short Course instructors provide time each day for students to work on assignments from their home schools. It is the responsibility of the student to bring schoolwork and to ask the Short Course instructor for assistance, if needed.

What Is The Cost Of A WCBVI Short Course Program?

Short Course instruction as well as room and board at the WCBVI in Janesville is provided free of charge.