Model Demonstration Coordination Center


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Stepping-Up Technology Implementation

In August 2014, the OSEP Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program funded three Stepping-Up Technology Implementation Projects. This is the tenth cohort of projects in the Model Demonstration Coordination Center.

Central to these projects are evidence-based instructional and assistive technology tools that benefit infants, toddlers, or children with disabilities. Features of the projects are the following:

Resources and products that promote the effective implementation of evidence-based instructional and assistive technology tools in early childhood and K–12 settings

Data-based decision-making to improve instructional practices and policies and infant, toddler, and child outcomes in early learning settings and elementary and secondary schools, as well as postsecondary school enrollment, persistence, and completion.

Cohort 10 projects represent a range of intervention components. Examples are as follows.

Technology to support large-scale implementation of infant and toddler individual growth and development indicators (IGDIs).

Technology-delivered individualized options for instruction on critical mathematics content for students with or at risk of math disabilities in early elementary grades

Technology-delivered augmentative and alternate supports in core academic vocabulary for students with significant cognitive disabilities who have complex communication needs.

Cohort 10 Grantees:

University of Kansas, Lawrence—Making it Happen: Stepping up Implementation of IGDI (individual growth and development indicators) Technology to Improve Data-based Decision Making for Infants and Toddlers with or at Risk for Disabilities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—Project CORE

University of Oregon—Stepping Up KinderTEK (KTEK): Expanding Early Math Instruction for Students with Disabilities

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