In addition to identifying evidence-based effective practices in
literacy, positive behavior intervention, and special education
instruction as well as supporting
collaborative mentoring partnerships between schools with validated
practices, the S3TAIR Project
seeks to infuse evidence-based effective practices into teacher
preparation and understanding among parents through collaboration with
institutions of higher education and parent centers.
Institutions of Higher Education
- The S3TAIR Project
works in collaboration with the New York State Task Force on
Quality Inclusive Schooling, an organization involving seventy-four
of the New York State institutions that grant certification-eligible
degrees. Task Force participation in site visits has led to ongoing
partnerships between visited schools and institutions of higher
education in several instances statewide.
New York State Parent Centers
- The S3TAIR Project has been
enhanced by participation of New York State Parent Center
representatives in many of the practice validation site visits.
Parents bring an understanding of the family and community context
to the site visit. These visits also provide an opportunity for
Parent Center representatives to observe effective practices in
action and subsequently to offer these practices as examples of how
schools can successfully educate students with disabilities.