COE Receives U.S. DOE Sub-award for Project ESCOLAR

COE’s Goizueta Distinguished Chair, Alejandro Gallard, is co-principal investigator of a $2.5 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, for a project that helps middle school students with learning disabilities learn science content with online sources. Gallard said part of the project will focus on Latina/o populations.

Project ESCOLAR (Etext Supports for Collaborative Online Learning and Academic Reading) is a collaborative effort between the Center for Advanced Technology in Education at the University of Oregon, Georgia Southern University’s College of Education and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study group. Gallard’s sub-award totals more than $300,000 over the period of the grant.

The project intends to increase opportunities for students with learning disabilities to become 21st century innovators, to excel with the general curriculum and be prepared to succeed in college and careers through the use of Collaborative Online Projects in science. These projects are built in an electronic environment that fosters reading comprehension of scientific text and ultimately improves science learning and literacy. Photo: Dr. Alejandro GallardGallardAlejandro

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