Alliance Mini-Grants Awarded and New Round of Funding Planned

Valerie Sundby, DO-IT Staff

The Northwest Alliance mini-grant program for math and science teachers is now in full swing. Projects funded during the 2003 Spring review period have received their equipment and are up and running. One of the projects, based at Madison Elementary in Mt. Vernon, WA, received computers, assistive technology, and software that will be used to help kindergarten students with a variety of disabilities gain full access to math and science curriculum. Another project at Captain Strong Elementary in Battle Ground, WA received a computer, camera, and projection equipment that will allow graphs, lessons, student work, and 3D objects to be projected in larger size to give students with low vision and those who are visual learners full access to the curriculum.

DO-IT is gearing up for the 2004 Spring grant review period. Applications are due April 1, 2004. Information about how math and science educators in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon can apply for grants to make their activities accessible to students with disabilities can be found at AccessStem. Funding for this program is provided by the National Science Foundation (Cooperative Agreement #HRD-022799).