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Project INSPIRE: Increasing the STEM Potential of Individuals Who Read Braille

Project INSPIRE are free, Self-Paced Courses for Professionals and Materials for Middle School Students aimed to increase the STEM potential of individuals who read braille.

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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.

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. 

Fall 2022

  • Project INSPIRE will offer our previously developed 5 courses for professional development hours. Information will be available on how to sign up for courses in September 2022.

Spring 2023

  • 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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Nemeth in a Box for Middle School Students: Introduction

Lessons and materials

Lesson 4: Formatting Spatial Materials and Number Lines for Students in Grades 2-5

Lessons and materials

Lesson 2: Spatial Arrangements