Accelerating Higher Order Thinking and STEM Content Learning Among Students with Disabilities
Unfortunately, students with learning disabilities have generally low participation and achievement in rigorous Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) courses making them less likely to pursue STEM degrees, STEM careers, or simply succeed in the labor market where higher order thinking skills and scientific literacy are increasingly important. This imposes risk for individuals as well as for the future competitiveness of the economy.
This project will collect formative evaluation data from teachers and students to examine the usability, science content learning, higher order thinking skills, engagement, and motivation of general education and special education students in middle school classrooms through the development of a Google app called CORGI2. CORGI2 is an enhanced version of CORGI, an app that supports content learning and higher order thinking. This project aims to improve access, participation, and progress in engagement and higher order thinking skills for students with learning disabilities through CORGI2.