Advanced Learning Technologies (ALTEC)
ALTEC designs and develops educational games, evaluates the effective use of educational technologies, and provides professional learning opportunities for connecting learners in technology-rich classrooms.
Division of Adult Studies (DAS)
Through research and collaboration, DAS works to improve services for people with disabilities or disadvantages and cultivates improved policies, systems, and practices.
E-Learning Design Lab
The eLearning Design Lab studies and develops new uses of technology to improve learning environments and meet the educational needs of society.
Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies
IHDPS conducts research on health and disability policy issues with the goal of improving access to and quality of care for all people, particularly those with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Institute for Research on Adolescent Learning
IRAL develops programs that promote adolescent literacy and conducts research into explicit instruction, student motivation, and flipped learning, especially as these topics relate to students with learning differences.
Kansas Coaching Project
KCP conducts research on instructional coaching—on-site professional development intended to teach educators how to use proven instructional methods.
Professional Development Research Institute
PDRI studies ways to deliver quality learning opportunities and support the professional development of teachers and other school personnel, with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement.
The Transition Coalition develops and offers online and in-person information, resources, and professional development on topics related to the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.
Creating. Teaching. Learning.
Our work touches many lives. This collection of profiles and stories illustrates how our research makes a difference for educators and students.
Strategic Instruction Model™
Our Strategic Instruction Model™ (SIM™) is a research-validated literacy program that works. SIM tools help adolescents learn how to learn, providing a means for them to achieve independence and success.
Content Literacy Continuum™
The Content Literacy Continuum™ (CLC™) is a coordinated, schoolwide approach to improving literacy for all students in secondary schools, enabling them to meet higher standards.