Project ESCOLAR is a five-year research and development project created and implemented by the University of Oregon College of Education’s Center for Equity Promotion (CEQP).

The project’s main goal is to increase opportunities for middle school students with learning disabilities to:

    Become 21st century innovators

    Excel within the science curriculum

    Prepare for college and career success

To achieve this goal, the project is developing and evaluating Collaborative Online Learning (COL) units for use in middle school science classrooms. The COL units align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. They are meant to help 6th through 8th grade students explore science, collaborate with others online, solve problems creatively, and enhance learning.

Each COL unit incorporates multimodal, multimedia features, including Electronic-Text supports (eText Supports) to support academic reading of science content. eText supports include:

    Text-to-speech

    Vocabulary words linked to online definitions

    Digital note-taking

    Captioned videos

    Alt tags

For this project, the University of Oregon is partnering with Georgia Southern University (GSU). The project is committed to providing high-quality science education units and technology resources to students.

Project ESCOLAR is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (2013-2018) for stepping up technology implementation to better assist students with learning disabilities.

 

Directors

  • Fatima Terrazas Arellanes, Ph.D.
  • Principal Investigator
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  • Alejandro Gallard, Ph.D.
  • Co-Principal Investigator
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Advisory Board

  • Sandra Lewis, Ph.D.
  • Special Education Adviser
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  • E. Diane Torres-Velásquez, Ph.D.
  • Science Education Adviser
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  • Mark Horney, Ph.D.
  • Science Education Adviser
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Project Staff

  • Emily Walden, M.A.
  • Project Coordinator
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  • Lisa Strycker, M.A.
  • Research Methodologist
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  • Osmar Alvez
  • Multimedia Assistant & Translator
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  • Han Wang
  • Multimedia Assistant
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  • Jessica Owen
  • Graphic Designer
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  • Rocio Txabarriaga, M.A.
  • Content Editor
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  • Carson Adams
  • Content Developer
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Project Evaluation

  • Steven Rider, Ph.D.
  • President of Pacific Research and Evaluation
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General Contact

  • University of Oregon
  • 170 Lokey Education Building
  • Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541-346-3543
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CEQP collaborates with experts across the U.S. in technology innovation, education research, and program evaluation. CEQP and its partners are committed to providing high-quality education.

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Georgia Southern University (GSU)

GSU offers programs in teacher preparation in early childhood education, middle grades education, special education, and the P-12 teaching field in health and physical science. Graduate programs are offered for initial teacher preparation and for advanced teacher education at the master’s and education specialist levels.

 

Pacific Research and Evaluation

Pacific Research and Evaluation provides program evaluation and organizational assessment services across the nation. The Pacific Research and Evaluation team takes a data-driven approach, offering expert advice to improve program outcomes.

 

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