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Remote learning using innovative technology and flexible delivery

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As the abundance of information overwhelms us all, we find we don’t simply need more information. We need people to assimilate, understand, and make sense of what’s out there.

The AIR4VR team has spent time doing just that. We first defined core challenges and solutions in the delivery of Pre-Employment Transition Services and serving youth with disabilities. Then we used technology to give that information to you in innovative ways of learning.

You will find that our online courses are designed to fit into your busy work week. They also include different approaches to learning:

  • Asynchronous lectures
  • Interactive exercises
  • Videos
  • Interviews
  • Quizzes
  • Communication avenues

We are offering a variety of synchronous simulation-based learning exercises. Build your skills with colleagues in online groups, role-playing with youth and employers using one of these platforms:

  • Social virtual reality environments
  • Engaging with avatars in a virtual simulation environment

NOTE: You have the option to register for the online courses only, without engaging in the skill enhancement exercises.

Courses

Preamble Course: History and Spirit of VR (45 minutes)

To understand Pre-Employment Services (Pre-ETS), we must first recap our understanding of the Public Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program, including its history, purpose, guiding principles, partners, and record of success. The Preamble provides great resources for sharing the information with others in the community.

Course 1: Meeting the Pre-ETS Needs of Youth with Disabilities (5.0 CRCC CEs)

Module 1 Guideposts to Success in Employment for Youth with Disabilities

Module 2 Pre- Employment Transition Services: An Overview

Module 3 Tailoring Services to Meet the Needs of Adolescents with Disabilities 

Materials

  • Case Study
  • 360 ° Demonstration Videos

Course 2 Counseling Strategies for Youth with Disabilities (5.0 CRCC CEs)

Module 1 Providing Individual Counseling to Adolescents with Disabilities

Module 2 Group Work with Adolescents with Disabilities

Materials

  • Demonstration Videos

Course 3: Engaging Employers & Others in Pre-ETS Efforts (3.0 CRCC CEs)

Introduction Pre-Assessment of Confidence with Employer Engagement

Module 1 The Employment of People with Disabilities via Business Services

Materials

  • 360° Demonstration Videos
  • Business Services Case Study

Course 4: Ethical and Legal Issues in Pre-ETS Efforts: CRCC Code 2023 (1.25 CRCC CEs)

This course offers attendees the opportunity to review how the CRCC Code of Ethics applies when working with adolescents in a webinar format.

Module 1 Confidentiality, Client Rights, and Disclosure

Module 2 Technology and Social Media

Module 3 Professional Boundaries

Materials

  • Explanation videos set the framework for learning.
  • 360° Demonstration Videos examples of ethically challenging situations.

© 2024 - Accessible Innovative & Relevant Training for VR Counselors.

This project is funded through a grant award from the US Rehabilitation Services Administration in Innovative Training (H263C190013). It was awarded to the WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION, the faculty of the West Virginia University Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program; Reed College of Media; the University of West Georgia; and UWGLive. All materials are products of the grantee and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the US Department of Education and no official endorsement should be inferred.