Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille Through Self-Paced Free Courses for Professionals and Materials for Middle School Students

Welcome to the free, self-paced courses available through Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille, a 5-year grant funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (H235E190003). Twice a year we will be adding additional courses so please check back for additional courses.

Our Courses for Those Supporting Braille Learners

Our free, self-paced courses are for TVIs, paraprofessionals, those who prepare braille, and others who want to support braille learners. Twice a year we will be adding additional courses so please check back for additional courses.

The following courses are available:

 

Nemeth in a Box Materials

As part of Project INSPIRE’s commitment to increase STEM braille literacy we have designed Nemeth in a Box for Middle School Students. Nemeth in a Box is seven lessons that teachers of students with visual impairments (TSVIs) or others (e.g., paraprofessionals, family members) can use to review and/or introduce Nemeth Code symbols at the middle level and review math concepts in a fun way. 

Spring 2022 Offerings:

In April and May we have a group of budding rocket scientists (ages 11-15) taking part in Mission INSPIRE. This online STEM Bowl Event is hands-one math and science learning. Stay tuned to learn more about our rocket scientists experiences.

 

Summer 2022

  • For Professionals: We will again offer Course 5: Nemeth Code Symbols Used in the Middle Grades and Strategies for Supporting Math Learning. The course will run June 6 to July 15. Be sure to sign up to get notifications so you don’t miss this course and other opportunities.
  • For Middle School Students: We will offer Nemeth in a Box. This is a 6-session online, fun activity for middle school students. Information about how to register for Nemeth in a Box will be posted in April. Please check back.
 

Fall 2022

  • For Middle School Students: We will offer a UEB in a Box experience.
  • For Professionals: We will offer Course 6: Nemeth Code Symbols Used in High School and Strategies for Supporting STEM Learning. 

 

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Posted on January 13, 2022
Updated on: March 29, 2022