Model Demonstration Coordination Center


Cohort 9 Technology Implementation ProjectsCohort Access Only

Stepping–Up Technology Implementation

In October 2013, OSEP’s Educational Technology, Media, and Materials (ETechM2) for Individuals with Disabilities Program funded four Stepping-Up Technology Implementation Projects, which aim to promote the effective implementation of evidenced-based instructional and assistive technology tools in K-12 settings. These four projects comprise the ninth cohort of projects in the Model Demonstration Coordination Center.

The Stepping-Up Technology Implementation projects represent a range of technology intervention components designed to improve academic achievement, increase access skills, and other valued outcomes for students with disabilities

Features of the projects are the following:

Evidence-based technology tools that benefit students with disabilities

Resources needed to effectively implement evidence-based technology tools

Products that will help K-12 schools effectively implement these technology tools.

Specifically, the cohort 9 projects are developing

Professional development resources and implementation materials for the use of integrated behavior support and tablet technology for students with or at risk for emotional behavioral disturbance who show challenging behavior in elementary and middle schools

An online integrated instructional progress management system and professional development resources designed to help teachers use progress monitoring data to improve the mathematics instruction and achievement of students with disabilities in elementary grades

A communication matrix suite, including a virtual community of practice,for assessing children with severe communication disorders and developing appropriate IEP goals for communication and language instruction.

Collaborative online projects, integrating multiple types of e-text supports (friendly vocabulary definitions, text-to-speech, notetaking, guided questions, and reading prompts) that provide reading instruction on science content for middle school (6th-8th grade) students with learning disabilities.


Cohort 9 Grantees:

Arizona State University and University of Oregon: Integrated Technology Tools for Optimizing Instruction and Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities (Project I2PM)

University of Oregon, Center for Advanced Technology in Education and Georgia Southern University: Project ESCOLAR: Etext Supports for Collaborative Online Learning and Academic Reading

Oregon Health and Sciences University: Communication Matrix Community of Practice (CMCoP) Suite

University of Washington: Project iBESTT: Integrated Behavior Support and Tablet Technology


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