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Preparing All Students for 21st Century College and Careers

  • Margo IzzoEmail author
  • Alexa Murray
  • Andrew Buck
  • Victor Johnson
  • Eliseo Jimenez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9177)


Preparing all students for lifelong success in a rapidly changing global economy requires schools to reconsider both what and how educators teach and students learn in the 21st century. This paper presents examples of curricula, programs, and delivery methods that promote increased learning in core academics, technology, and life and career skills for students with disabilities at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Three initiatives, EnvisionIT (EIT), Ohio’s STEM Ability Alliance (OSAA), and Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings (TOPS), provide models of engendering 21st century skills utilizing 21st century tools that support all students’ transition from high school to college and careers.


21st century skills College and career readiness Employment Students with disabilities Self-advocacy STEM Technology Transition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margo Izzo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexa Murray
    • 1
  • Andrew Buck
    • 1
  • Victor Johnson
    • 1
  • Eliseo Jimenez
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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