Summer Exploration Program for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
MSB Summer Exploration Programs 2023
When: Session 1: July 10-21, 2023. Session 2: July 23-August 4, 2023
Registration Link: MSB Summer Exploration Programs 2023 Registration
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2023
Location: Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis
Missouri School for the Blind is pleased to offer Missouri students who are blind or visually impaired four (4) summer sessions focused on developing students' abilities to access Activities of Daily Living, Leisure Recreation, the Arts, and Life Skills. Through Summer Explorations, MSB seeks to provide a non-traditional, high-quality, academic and functional programs designed to supplement the student’s regular educational experience with an emphasis on the Expanded Core Curriculum for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Session 1: Summer Explorations 2023 – Set Your Sights on Adventure – Grades 8-12 (July 10 – 21) is a two-week opportunity for students to explore concepts in leisure recreation and community-based orientation and mobility. During the first week of their adventure, students will visit a variety of St. Louis area sites where they will review and develop their orientation and mobility and compensatory (VI) skills while exploring community-based leisure recreation activities. Space is limited.
Session 1: Summer Explorations 2023 – CSI Summer – Grades – Grades 3-8 (July 10 – 21) is a two-week opportunity for students to use the tools of STEM to investigate mysteries and solve simulated cases just like the professionals. Young forensic scientists enrolled in this session will use adaptive laboratory equipment and computer and assistive technologies developed specifically for the blind and visually impaired to help them gather, analyze, and apply information to solve cases. Investigative teams will be given direct instruction in and access to tools, lab procedures, and equipment.
Session 2: Summer Explorations 2023 – Art with Insight—Inspired by Us – Grades 3-8 (July 23 – August 4) is a two-week program designed to introduce students who are blind or visually impaired to a variety of tactile skills and concepts necessary to understand, create, and appreciate what we traditionally think of as visual arts.
Session 2: Summer Explorations 2023 – Show Me Leadership Academy – Grades 8-12 (July 23 – August 4) is a two-week immersion program designed to help students through direct instruction to develop leadership, self-advocacy, and social skills while studying the unique landscape of Missouri by visiting significant historical, political, and environmental sites.
Sessions 1 and 2: Summer Explorations 2023 – Work Training and Experience Program (July 10 – August 4) (ages 16-21 years) MSB, in conjunction with community partner(s), is pleased to collaborate this summer to provide Missouri students with the opportunity to get paid while going to summer school.
Note: This completed application and your student's Current IEP must be received by MSB by May 1, 2023, for consideration in a Summer Explorations course. Please upload current IEP in the registration form, email to Andrea.Stoffel@msb.dese.mo.gov or fax to 314-776-1875
For more information, contact:
Community Relations Facilitator