[Athen] Math accessibility - feedback opportunity
vasquez at sbcc.edu
Wed Jun 27 00:13:46 PDT 2012
*Be forewarned that the deadline is July 1 (this Sunday),*
Below is an opportunity to be heard on the topic of math accessibility. The
deadline for responses is July 1 (this Sunday).
>>There's a relatively painless way you can comment to the National Science
>>Foundation and the Department of Education about the need for
>>accessibility to mathematics in education. so be sure to submit something
>>There's a very brief survey which the NSF and Dept. of Ed. are asking
>>people to fill out concerning a new jointly-funded K-16 Mathematics
>>Education Initiative. I think it is important that the feds hear about
>>the issues students with disabilities face when learning mathematics, and
>>in particular the problems created by inaccessible mathematics
>>instructional content and assessments.
>>There's only two items they ask for:
>>(1) Explain the priority issue, challenge, or opportunity; provide a
>>brief rationale for its importance; and comment on the implications it
>>has for the teaching and learning of mathematics at the K-16 level.
>>(2) Provide the evidence or research base that supports the priority
>>issue, challenge, or opportunity you have identified, including
>>references, if appropriate.
>>Here's a direct link to the survey:
>>Here's a link to the Dear Colleague letter giving more background on the
>>Finally, if you would like a few references for items to support the need
>>for accessible mathematics, you could take a look at this page:
>>Even if you only have a few minutes to submit a couple of sentences, that
>>would be better than silence. Perhaps if the feds hear from enough people
>>they may set aside some of the $60 million they mention to working on the
>>steve.noble at louisville.edu
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