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The overarching purpose of Project S4 (Supporting Student Science Success Through Multimedia Learning and Teacher Professional Development) is to improve academic achievement for middle school students with disabilities, thus helping them prepare for rigorous high school coursework and beyond.
Supporting Student Science Success Through Multimedia Learning and Teacher Professional Development
Through all aspects of this project, students with disabilities (SWD), English Leaners (ELs), and others who are at-risk for these challenges will gain access to evidence-based instructional technology through a series of multimedia modules intended to boost understanding of core concepts in science courses. Specifically, students will use content acquisition podcasts (see www.vocabsupport.com for samples), and visualizations and simulations of science concepts (phet.colorado.edu) to improve overall science performance. Teachers will receive professional development in part using the Classroom Teaching (CT) Scan (www.thectscan.com) and multimedia modules (see www.spedintro.com).
Project S4 is funded by a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) within the U.S. Department of Education (Grant # H327S190004).
Supporting Teachers Through Coaching Observations, and Multimedia to Education Students with Disabilities
Scholars on the STORMED Team conduct research related to the design, implementation, and experimental testing of multimedia-based interventions to support pre- and in-service teachers' knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practices on behalf of students with disabilities and others who struggle.
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