Kelsey Lora sings this remarkable version of "For Good" from the Broadway musical "Wicked". It was amazing and inspirational to all the graduates and staff. Thank you Kelsey for sharing your wonderful talents and know that you have changed us also. To the you we say, start each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for great things.Uploaded Jun 22, 2017. Also listed in Your Gift Matters and Enriched Curriculum
Short video given to the parents of children graduating from the elementary program to the middle school. The parents provide photos of their children and they are encorporated with photos taken during the school years into a music medley video.Uploaded Jun 07, 2017. Also listed in Programs, Student Life, and 4 more
Check out what the class of 2017 had to say about themselves.Uploaded Jun 02, 2017. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum, Educational Resources and School Life
On February 15, the staff organized a surprise congratulatory assembly for Dr. Kappen honoring her Schloss award in the main gymnasium. We managed to keep it a secret from her and she was greeted by a raucous crowd of students and staff. A short video was played with congratulations by a variety of staff and students.Uploaded Feb 15, 2017. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum, Educational Resources, and 3 more
Adam Balkin, Technology reporter for NY1 discusses the NYISE Technology Program.Uploaded Feb 08, 2017. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum, Educational Resources, and 2 more
The Braille Games created by Nachum Lehman and Meir Naiman are a very exciting development in education and entertainment for children with blindness and visual impairments. I have used the games with children ranging in age from 5-21.
All my students are excited to have some new and completely accessible games to play.
Younger students are able to practice and develop Braille skills while using the Memory and Matching Games. In addition to developing Braille skills, the Hangman Game enables my students to practice spelling skills.
As a teacher, I especially enjoy the ability to author the games and target specific letters, words or sounds. Being able to increase the level of difficulty affords the opportunity for older students and even adults to enjoy Hangman as an appropriate leisure activity.
All the games work with a Braille display and/or a QWERTY keyboard. I have used these games with students who have average sight and Learning Disabilities. This encourages turn taking, sharing and typing skills. The educational modules that can be created are limited only by my imagination!
Video played to the staff during Staff Development Day at the opening of the 2016-2017 school year.Uploaded Oct 18, 2016. Also listed in Enriched Curriculum, Educational Resources and PhotoBlog Archives
Every two years, schools for the blind in the eastern half of the United States, gather together in the spring to give instrumental and vocal performances.
This year there were six schools participating: GMS (Raleigh, NC), Overbrook School for the Blind (Philadelphia, Pa.), Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, Mass.), St. Joseph’s School for the Blind (Jersey City, NJ), and the Maryland School for the Blind (Baltimore, Md.).