Case Study #5


DO-IT Scholars Summer Study
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Description

Each year, the DO-IT program selects twenty college-bound high school Sophomores with a variety of disabilities to participate in a multi-year program to study science, engineering, mathematics and technology and develop strategies for succeeding in college and careers. As part of the program, Scholars attend two summer session "camps," at the University of Washington. They live in the dorms, experience college life, and engage in a academic and leadership activities.

Instructional and Technical Team

DO-IT staff members coordinate and implement all camp activities.

Goals

[Picture of Anna and Lloyd in the computer lab] Beginning Scholars develop skills that will help them use technology to support education and employment; prepare for college and employment; and succeed in college and careers in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Advanced campers learn to create WWW pages, organize Internet projects and work in teams to accomplish tasks.

Materials

The materials used during the camp session are similar to those used at Camp Courage (see Case Study #6 for details). A variety of Internet browsers, mail and telnet programs are used, depending on Scholar need. Filtering software is installed. During the program participants create Web pages with their pictures and bios. Each Scholar receives a certificate of achievement and a DO-IT Snapshots publication with pictures, bios and e-mail addresses of all Scholars.

Facility and Computers

DO-IT Scholars use an existing campus facility for summer session Internet activities. There is one Scholar assigned to each computer with appropriate adaptive technology installed as needed.

Internet Service

The facility used for the lab has an established Internet connection.

Program Integration

Specific topics for daily labs are related to overall program goals. The order and content of lessons are modified for each group, but similar to those used at Camp Courage. See Case Study #6 for details.

Publicity

The DO-IT Scholars program is publicized through regular DO-IT mailings, during conference presentations and exhibits, and in the DO-IT newsletter.

Camp Contact Information

DO-IT Scholars
University of Washington
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842
206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
888-972-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
206-221-4171 (fax)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane
doit@uw.edu
www.uw.edu/doit/