Cohort 8 Stepping Up Technology Implementation
University of Massachusetts at Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
Future Quest Island
Future Quest Island is an engaging online standards-based curriculum tool created for teachers of middle school students with disabilities. The primary purpose of Future Quest Island is to align 21st century skills with college and career readiness goals through self-awareness, self-knowledge, transition planning, and various other teaching and learning activities. Created in partnership with middle school special educators, Future Quest Island is comprised of sections (referred to as island explorations) that meet a variety of curriculum goals and objectives.
Use of Future Quest Island will allow middle school youth with disabilities to:
Recognize and identify their academic strengths and desires
Explore and prioritize college and career options
Become more familiar with online safety
Develop increased social skills
Access digital educational resources
Collect and organize digital materials to construct an ePortfolio (digital portfolio of students’ best work).