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ERIC Number: ED506544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
AccessSTEM: Building the Capacity of Washington and Oregon Teachers to Include Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Courses
Two "AccessSTEM Capacity-Building Institutes" ("CBIs") were conducted by the Northwest Alliance for Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ("AccessSTEM"). Directed at the University of Washington and funded by the Disabilities Research in Education program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) (cooperative agreement #HRD-0227995), the purpose of the "CBIs" was to increase the capacity of participants and institutions to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes and programs accessible to students with disabilities. The "CBIs" were offered in cooperation with the annual conferences of two state science teacher associations: the Washington Science Teachers Association (WSTA) and the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA). The first "CBI" was held October 12, 2006, in Spokane, Washington; the second, October 14, 2006, in Roseburg, Oregon. This conference report describes the participants; handouts and videos; agenda; action steps for individual stakeholders (students, teachers, and parents); action steps for institutional stakeholders (schools, districts, and states); and action steps for participants in making STEM accessible to all people with disabilities. Participant evaluations of the "CBIs" are also included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Washington, DO-IT
Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Washington