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Braille for Beginners at Your Fingertips, Certified Special Education Teacher MA

In this 8-week online course, students will learn the braille ABC using an egg six-carton cup.
Profe Diana Algarin y Diaz
8 total reviews for this teacher
New class
45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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I began my teaching career as a substitute teacher in special education in 1997 as I was attending UCF (University of Central Florida) in Orlando, FL and earned my MA Degree in various exceptionalities.  I added two additional Certifications: RESOL (reading and language arts) grades K-12.  I am currently waiting for my braille certificate from UTN (North Technical University of Ecuador).
**I am very proud to be an Outschool employee for many years.** I taught various grade levels in public and private schools from age 4 years old up into university with our own girls and boys in gifted programs and magnet schools. I've earned "Highly Effective" in all areas and love teaching.  

Over the years, I have volunteered for international online students of braille. I pride myself on searching for ways to accommodate and adjust as needed to learner styles.  I enjoy assisting families in their education decisions.  I am special needs sensitive.  
Interesting facts about our family: we have a Bichon Frise dog named Cleopatra, named after the Egyptian queen. We enjoy cross-walking and watching movies in our backyard home theatre  :)  
Practice the letters learned in class and search for words with those letters. 
Students will need crepe paper of bright colors: blue, yellow, red, green, orange, and purple, play-doh (or large pom-poms) and an egg carton cut down to just 6 spaces (situated as 2 columns across, 3 spaces down).
Informal assessment as the child progresses with their knowledge of letters. 
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Since the class is open to blind or low-vision students, parents must be present to guide their children through the lesson. 


Profe Diana Algarin y Diaz
Lives in the United States
In everything I teach, there is something I learn
8 total reviews
19 completed classes

About Me

I am a retired special education teacher who taught all the basic classes from K-12. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a master of arts in 2002. I hold a few add-on certificates, such as Braille, RESOL (ESOL and Reading),... 
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