About the Modules
Tech in Ed
The Online Academy is funded by the Office of Special Education Projects (OSEP) as an initiative to assist instructors in preservice teacher education programs in colleges and universities to bridge the gap between research and practice. The charge to the Academy is to review the literature, identify research-based interventions that have been validated for teaching students with disabilities or that have been established as effective teaching practices, and to transform those interventions into instructional modules for use in the preparation of all teachers.
The modules have been developed as flexible resources for use in curriculum planning and instruction and are designed for delivery online. The modules are self-contained with the instructional process built into the module. Students are able to complete all requirements online without the interaction of an instructor.
The modules are not intended to be courses. Developed with maximum flexibility, they are available for individual instructors to review and use in their classes. Each module consists of 2-4 lessons. The content areas (specified by OSEP) include positive behavior support, reading, and technology in education.