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

Announcement of free self-paced courses for TVIs, paraprofessionals, families and others working with braille students to practice the use of Nemeth Code within the UEB Context.

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 add 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

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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