Positivity, Readiness, Empowerment, Possibilities
CONNECT • ENGAGE • ACT
Gaining independence as you transition into adulthood is important. For students who are blind and visually impaired (B/VI), Envision offers an energetic and valuable program where students:
CONNECT with instructors and peers to learn to use Assistive Technology (AT), ENGAGE in fun and inspirational activities with friends from all across the US, and ACT to help bridge the digital divide as they advance their education and prepare for transition to higher education and/or employment.
What is the Level Up program?
Our national Level Up Program consists of various week-long training programs for students from across the country who are blind or visually impaired. Partnered with teachers, families, assistive technology professionals and several local community colleges and universities, the Level Up Program addresses the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired through every step of their education. The Elementary PREP is a day program for 4th through 6th grade that introduces students to computer and assistive technology basics. The Middle School program works to promote academic success by developing independence, success skills and leadership, while students learn more about assistive technology. The High School conference elevates these skills and is designed to prepare students to successfully transition to college and career.
The Level Up PREP Program for elementary students offers positive and experiential sessions focusing on the basics of technology instruction. The conference helps students develop an appreciation and excitement for computer usage while empowering students to complete their lessons and meet the required learning goals. The program includes:
- Computer instruction utilizing assistive technology
- Individualized assessments
- Keyboarding skills
- Motivational and inspirational speakers
- Communication skills / Soft skills
- Study & Organizational skills
- STEAM / Physical Education
- Parent Forum
- Family Social
Learn, Grow and Advance Skills
In collaboration with Wichita State University, students receive critical mentorships and encouragement to build independence by offering sessions that increase their technological literacy and interpersonal, psycho-social and soft skills. We ensure students have the tools they need based on the recommendations from their Teacher of Students who are Visually Impaired (TSVI).
Students engage with their peers in fun social activities and learn from professionals in community-based outings! Highlights include:
- Instruction utilizing assistive technology
- Keyboarding skills
- Individualized assessment
- Communication skills
- Life skills/study skills/soft skills
- Field visits to community businesses
- Motivational and inspirational presentations
- Leadership skills
- Physical education
Excel, Aspire and Achieve
The Level Up High School conference by Envision is designed to prepare students to successfully transition from high school to college and career. We’ll work to develop both assistive technology skills and interview skills that set the stage for their future success. Join us as we create a new variety of leaders—regardless of visual impairment.
This conference includes:
- Inspirational Speakers
- Technology Labs
- Interactive Image Workshop
- STEAM Workshops
- Physical Fitness
- Success Skills
- Interview Skills
- College and Career Expo
- Evening Experiences
- Parent Engagement
What can students who are blind or visually impaired gain from Level Up?
- Increase technological literacy
- Advance communication skills
- Build on impactful life skills, study skills, and soft skills
- Develop leadership skills
- Stretch the mind during our STEAM and Physical Education courses
- Explore opportunities for the future at our college and career expo
- Better understand business etiquette, interview skills and how to effectively job search
Registration for Level Up 2022 - Coming Soon
Students can be recommended by their parent or guardian, a teacher of students who are visually impaired (TSVI), an educator or low vision professional. Check back in early 2022 for registration information.