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National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials
The National Center to Improve Practice was federally funded from 1992-1998 to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by promoting the effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among educators and related personnel serving these students.
In order to accomplish this goal, NCIP created a national community of educators–technology coordinators, staff developers, teachers, specialists, clinicians, administrators, university faculty, advocates and consumers–who play a leading role in promoting and implementing assistive and instructional technologies for students with disabilities at a local, regional or national level.
To support this community, NCIP:
Linked community members through a series of facilitated discussion forums, online workshops and events that provided opportunities to exchange information and build knowledge through collaborative dialogue.
Gathered, synthesized, and disseminated information about technology, disabilities, practice, and implementation through a broad range of resources located in the NCIP Library.
Published a series of video profiles which vividly illustrate how students with differing disabilities use a range of assistive and instructional technologies to improve their learning. Each video, approximately 10 minutes in length, is accompanied by supporting print materials which explore topics more fully.
NCIP, located at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Newton, MA, was funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP), Grant #H180N20013.
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