Session Title

Improving the Accessibility and Inclusion of STEM Education: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities

Session Format

Presentation Session (45 minutes)

Location

Room 2908

Abstract for the conference program

This presentation discusses projects at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia to improve the accessibility and inclusion of STEM education for postsecondary students with disabilities. These efforts focus on instructor training, student mentorship and learning communities, and practical classroom and laboratory resources for educators and administrators. Participants in this session will gain a better appreciation for the instructional needs of students with disabilities in STEM, and they will be provided with information to assist them in their own classrooms and laboratories. This interactive session will showcase online resources such as the online course modules available from SciTrain U, GSAA web portal, and SciTrain handbook, as well as print resources such as accessibility and inclusion checklists.

Proposal Track

Research Project

Start Date

3-8-2013 1:45 PM

End Date

3-8-2013 2:30 PM

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Mar 8th, 1:45 PM Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

Improving the Accessibility and Inclusion of STEM Education: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities

Room 2908

This presentation discusses projects at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia to improve the accessibility and inclusion of STEM education for postsecondary students with disabilities. These efforts focus on instructor training, student mentorship and learning communities, and practical classroom and laboratory resources for educators and administrators. Participants in this session will gain a better appreciation for the instructional needs of students with disabilities in STEM, and they will be provided with information to assist them in their own classrooms and laboratories. This interactive session will showcase online resources such as the online course modules available from SciTrain U, GSAA web portal, and SciTrain handbook, as well as print resources such as accessibility and inclusion checklists.