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Project ACCESS:

Accessing Curriculum Content for Special Education Students

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Project ACCESS Goals and Roles of Participants

Project ACCESS will give school-based teams of K-8 special and general education teachers a unique and critically needed opportunity for professional development in content area literacy and assistive technology. Using strategies and knowledge gained from an intensive summer workshop, participants will design technology-based content literacy instructional applications for students with special needs. Teacher participants will receive a collection of highly useful assistive technology software, a daily stipend, and will be offered the option of three hours of graduate credit in reading for the workshop.


As a result of Project ACCESS, teachers will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of important research foundations for content area literacy and assistive technology
  • Operate a variety of assistive technology applications for use with special needs students
  • Display knowledge of a range of effective, evidence-based content area literacy strategies and be able to apply and adapt these strategies to the learning needs of students with disabilities
  • Link content literacy strategies and assistive technology to make the general curriculum accessible to the learning needs of students with disabilities

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  • Attend 5 day workshop May 28, 29, 30, and June 2 and 3, 2003 in the TEC lab, Claxton Complex, University of Tennessee.

  • Participate in on-line pre-conference work, discussion groups, and surveys, and complete data collection activities involved with grant evaluation: pre-conference, post-conference and follow-up.
  • Design lessons from general classroom curriculum materials using assistive technology as a tool for access in content area reading.

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Kathleen S. Puckett, Ph.D., Project ACCESS Director, 419 Claxton Complex, Knoxville, TN 37996
Office: (865) 974-3435 | Department: (865) 974-3435 | Fax: (865) 974-8718 May 23, 2003 sskuda