Recorded Trainings

Recorded Trainings 2017-10-02T08:56:20+00:00

Recorded Trainings

When WSDS conducts trainings via Blackboard Collaborate (an eLearning software application that includes live videoconferencing and multimedia capability) we will record and post them.

You can access these trainings here and learn at a time and place that works for you. Most Blackboard trainings are approximately 90 minutes in length. The recordings allow you to fast forward, repeat sections, pause while viewing, and go back through the slides once the recording has concluded.

When you click on a link below, it might take a couple of minutes to download–so be patient! If you have questions about accessing these recordings, please email Mikaela O’Brien at or call 425-917-7830.

Dual Sensory Disabilities (Deaf-Blindness)

Kathee ScogginKathee Scoggin, instructor for the trainings on deaf-blindness below, is a sought-after trainer on topics relating to children with multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness both in-state and nationally. She holds a B.A. in Deaf Education and M.Ed. in Special Education with an emphasis on sensory disabilities. Kathee has 30+ years experience as a teacher, assessment specialist, principal, and educational consultant with children (birth to 21) with hearing loss and deaf-blindness.


Instructions for Earning Clock Hours

Clock hours are now available for the following recorded trainings: Catching the Vision, Identifying and Supporting Young Children, Person Centered Planning and Active Learning. Continue to check back as the other recorded trainings will also become available for clock hours throughout the school year. Directions for applying for clock hours are posted on each of the recorded trainings’ webpages. Please email Mikaela O’Brien at if you have any questions.


Blindness/Visual Impairment

New! Elizabeth Dennison is the presenter for the 4-part training series on Emergent Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments. She has her Masters in Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired with 36 years of experience working with children birth to five who are visually impaired including multiple disabilities. Elizabeth works part-time for the SKI-HI Institute at Utah State University conducting VIISA and INSITE trainings across the country, as well as developing curriculum and training materials. She also works part-time for the Utah School for the Blind serving families of children birth to five with vision impairments.

Each session of this series is about an hour and a half long and is available for a certificate of completion.


Deafness/Hearing Loss (TBA)