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WEX Foundation - NASA K-12 CAN
XArc Leads WEX Foundation Education Team to Adapt NASA STEM-themed Learning Tools for Special Needs Students
Exploration Architecture Corporation will serve as Principal Investigator and Program Manager for the WEX Foundation (WEXF) proposed K-12 education project to adapt NASA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning tools for use by diverse learners in the general education classroom.
To service the proposal goals WEXF assembled a uniquely qualified team of local San Antonio educational organizations and education-related companies for project partnership, including PCI Educational Publishing, Numedeon, Inc, Exploration Architecture Corporation, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Education and Human Development, and the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives.
The overarching scope of the project is to adapt existing NASA learning products into K-12 STEM field curricula for use by students in general education classes receiving Special Education and/or bilingual education services. Two NASA Learning Technologies (LT) applications serve as candidate prototypes for this effort. A framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines applied to the adaptation of product content, as well as conversion of adapted content for bilingual education are the principal modifications proposed for the NASA STEM learning products.
The WEX Foundatio, located in San Antonio, TX, is a not-for-profit 501(c) education organization that supports secondary education for historically underrepresented and underserved student populations. The WEXF mission is to promote, encourage and support the convergence of technology and education as applied to new visions for human space exploration and its long term implications for the educational development of the nations next generation of scientist, engineers, mathematicians and technologist.