Curriculum and Design Specialist
Allison Posey participates in curricular design, online course instruction, and leads professional learning programs, including the CAST UDL Symposium. She works with educators to integrate and apply current understandings from brain research about learning into instructional practices so that all learners are able to access, integrate and become expert learners. She also coordinates the CAST free webinar series, free resources, and focuses on the central role of emotions in learning.
Prior to coming to CAST, Allison was a life science teacher in high school and community college settings, teaching genetics, anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience, and psychology. She received a degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education where she also worked as a teaching fellow for courses such as Educational Neuroscience and Framing Scientific Research for Public Understanding. She holds a Certificate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute of Art.
I like this quote as it evokes the image of a paintbrush to emphasize the essential role of emotion for components of learning.
MEd, Harvard Graduate School of Education
BS, James Madison University
Certificate in Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD