2024 I CAN Conference
Catch the Vision and More in 2024!
How to Register Students
Registration Requirements for Students:
Students with a 504 plan or an IEP in grades 10-12 are welcome to attend the I CAN Conference. Teachers must submit the GVRA Application and High School High Tech Applications before registering students to attend. Completed packets must be emailed to Sandi.Dixon@georgiacomm.org and Kathy.Riner@gvs.ga.gov. Once the applications have been submitted, use the link below to register the students to attend.
School District Registration - Teachers, School District Personnel, Bus Drivers, Volunteers, Parents and Other Agency Personnel should register to attend. Adult registrants should use the link below to register to attend the 2024 I CAN Conference.
Brian Oglesbee is an educator with the Thomaston - Upson School system, where for the past Brian Oglesbee is an educator with the Thomaston - Upson School system, where, for the past 20 years, he has been a special education and social studies teacher. At the age of 2, he was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, and at the age of 16, he completely lost his sight. Brian will share with you how, thanks to a loving and determined family, some teachers who were willing to think outside of the box, and supportive friends, he was able to discover a “Vision without sight.”He will discuss with you his struggles with blindness, depression, and the fear that his life was over. Now, at the age of 46, he is a successful classroom teacher, 5-time National blind golf champion, and high school golf coach, and he has proven to the world that you truly can have vision without sight.
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