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CAST is a multifaceted organization with a singular ambition: Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. We do this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.

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UDL to Change the World

CAST created the Universal Design for Learning framework, and it remains one of our core levers of change to help make learning inclusive and transformative for everyone.

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A Statement on The National Apprenticeship Act of 2020

The bill bill includes provisions that improve the accessibility of apprenticeship programs and promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Friday, November 20, 2020

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CAST Board Chair Receives Utne O’Brien Award for Excellence

Dr. Sheldon H. Berman is celebrated for innovation and excellence in social emotional learning practice by CASEL.

Monday, November 16, 2020

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CAST Announces a Community-Driven Process to Update UDL Guidelines

Collaborate with us to update the UDL Guidelines, a research-based tool for designing and implementing inclusive learning environments.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Upcoming Learning Events

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UDL101: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

This online course is designed for anyone interested in the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Monday, February 1 – Monday, April 26, 2021

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DUA 101: un marco para abordar la variabilidad del alumno: teoría en la práctica

Este curso consiste en un conjunto de quince módulos introductorios que brindan una introducción al Diseño Universal para el Aprendizaje (DUA).

Thursday, March 4 – Sunday, August 15, 2021

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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning: Addressing the Variability of All Learners

Learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction.

Thursday, April 8 – Friday, April 9, 2021

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