Morrison, K. S., Zacamy, J. L., Blackorby, J., Bulgren, J., Jaciw, A. P., Dolan, R., Yu, J. & Thayer, S. (2020, Apr 17 – 21) Combining strategic instruction model routines with technology to improve academic outcomes for students with disabilities [Roundtable Session]. AERA annual meeting San Francisco, CA.
All students, including those with disabilities, are faced with a challenging standards environment. Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation fund, researchers and teachers worked together using a Design Based Implementation Research approach to create tools to help students face these challenging standards, particularly to support attainment of higher order thinking skills. This team integrated research-based Strategic Instruction Model’s Content Enhancement Routines with technology to create Enhanced Units (EUs). The technology developed to deliver the EUs is CORGI: Co-Organize Your Learning. Two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of the EUs and the CORGI technology were conducted. In this presentation, the researchers will discuss the EUs, CORGI, the findings from the RCTs, and ongoing research and development activities.