Future Quest Island: Explorations

FQI

 

Project Coordinator

Lori Cooney

Lori Cooney, MEd

Program Director, Inclusive Education & Curriculum Design, and Universal Design Specialist

lori.cooney@umb.edu

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Future Quest Island-Explorations (FQI-E) is an online accessible college & career readiness curriculum that uses gaming strategies to motivate and support improved self-concept, social and emotional competence, and early college and career awareness for upper elementary students with and without disability in grades 3-5 using the evidenced-based “Possible Selves” framework. 


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Curriculum Units
The curriculum consists of 6 units with 2-3 lessons that can be implemented completely online as self -paced activities. ...Read more
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Possible Selves Tree
The Possible Selves framework addresses individuals’ perceived future self-concept and guides students in thinking about the future with an emphasis on nurturing academic and personal motivation. ...Read more
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Think College has been awarded a $2.5 million Stepping Up Technology Implementation Grant from the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. ...Read more
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PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY!

What is this study about?

The goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an online personalized learning curriculum in 3rd-5th grade students. The curriculum uses gaming strategies to motivate and support improved self-concept, social and emotional competence, and early college and career awareness for upper elementary students with and without disability. Download a flyer with study information here.

Who can participate?

The curriculum will be implemented by 3-5 grade teachers in public, private, and charter schools and by instructors in after school programs.

What is involved?

• Teachers will implement the online curriculum over a 6-8 week period.
• Students will participate in short surveys before and after completing the curriculum.
• Teachers will share feedback on digital resources and activities.
• All activities will occur remotely.

When is this study?

We are currently looking for teachers and classrooms to implement the curriculum in Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022.

Who is conducting the study?

This study is funded by the US Department of Education. The project is being implemented by the staff from Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion at University of Massachusetts Boston and EDC.

Is there an incentive for participating?

Each teacher participant will receive:

• Training on the curriculum
• PDPs for training participation
• A $50 Amazon gift card

Interested in participating?

Please complete this short form.

Where can I learn more about the study?

Please visit www.fqie.net to learn more and sign up!

Funding Information

This study is funded by the US Department of Education #H327S180002. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Terry L. Jackson, Ed.D.