Who We Are
The Active Learning Community consists of its practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents, the learners, and all the support troops: friends, family, aides, etc. Active Learning is an international practice (Europe, Canada, Austrailia), and is popular in Texas, the Michigan region with a growing practice in California.
Who’s Practicing Active Learning?
The teacher Jette von Rotz-Cohn from Switzerland is excellent in spreading the knowledge about Active Learning.
The psychologist Paula Sterkenburg from the Netherlands has gone around with Dr. Nielsen’s book “Are you Blind?” under her arm ever since she became familiar with it. She and her colleques are excellent in spreading the use of Active Learning.
Marianna Buultjens, head of one of the departments of the University of Edinbourgh, Scotland has been a fan of Active Learning for 20 years. Marianna has asked Dr. Nielsen to come to the University and lecture about how to make an assessment and a learning program for a learner with disabilities.
Dr. Johan van der Poel, noted educator and author
Lead Active Learning Practitioners
Penrickton Center for Blind Children – www.penrickton.com – Taylor, MI. Specializes in treating blind children ages one through twelve with a least one additional handicap such as deafness, cerebral palsy, brain damage, developmental delay and seizures.
Texas School for the Blind and The Visually Impaired, TSBVI www.TSBVI.edu Austin,TX “A Center for Educational Services for All Blind and Visually Impaired Students in Texas.”
Blind Babies Foundation
Active Learning is practiced by hundreds across the following 44 states:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY