Promising Technology Practices for Working with Students with Disabilities, Part 2
Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States ; Barbara Dougherty, University of Mississippi, United States ; Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The current proposal seeks to provide a platform for the discussion of innovative uses of technology in disabilities education. Four projects will be discussed. Each project has received funding under the National Science Foundations' Research in Disabilities Initiative. The goal of the proposed symposium is to provide educators with an opportunity to gain knowledge of current trends and issues in the use of technology as a tool to enhance the learning potential and educational opportunities of students with disabilities. A summary of the research will be provided at the end of the symposium. Issues with inclusion, equity, and universal design will be reviewed. Future trends in research will be discussed. Questions and comments from the audience will be encouraged. The National Science Foundation's Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program seeks to broaden the participation and achievement of people with disabilities in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and associated professional careers. A primary RDE objective is to facilitate the creation and implementation of new STEM learning methods and teaching pedagogy that incorporate universal design learning approaches, resulting in the improved engagement and performance of students with disabilities in STEM coursework and leading to student success in STEM. This presentation will provide an overview of the RDE program, the funded grants that support the development and deployment of innovative technology in science and math classrooms for students with disabilities, and the RDE awards that support teacher preparation and professional development.
Tyler-Wood, T., Dougherty, B. & Darrah, M. (2008). Promising Technology Practices for Working with Students with Disabilities, Part 2. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 5173-5175). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).