CAST UDL Professional Learning Free Webinar Series

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Spring 2014 Feature:

A Discussion on UDL and Learner Variability
"Individuals are unique and learn in ways that are particular to them. And in the past quarter century, science has elucidated the great variability of the human capacity to learn..." (p. 49, Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice). Join CAST’s David Rose, Anne Meyer, research scientist Samantha Daley, and other CAST staff as we discuss the variability of learning and its implications for education. Specifically, we will talk about recent findings in variability of affective networks that are involved in engagement and impact learning and performance.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Click here to register.

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Summer 2014 Feature:

UDL Now!
In UDL Now! Katie Novak offers practical insights and savvy strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework for inclusive education that aims to lower barriers to learning and optimize each individual’s opportunity to learn. Join Katie to discuss and ask questions related to her book.

Chapters include:
  • The UDL Guidelines: A Planning Tool You Can’t Live Without
  • Recruiting and Engaging Students as UDL Partners
  • Two Types of Learning Standards and UDL Implementation
  • Choice Assignments: Expressing Knowledge in Endless Ways
  • Scaffolding: Setting the Bar High and Raising Students to It
  • The Best Ways to Teach Vocabulary
  • Using Student Feedback to Inform Instruction
  • Assessments, the UDL Way

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
Registration: Click here to register.

Past Webinars:

Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice, A Book Discussion
In this CAST Professional Learning webinar held on February 26, 2014, Anne Meyer, David Rose, and David Gordon discussed their new book: UDL Theory and Practice. View the webinar!

UDL Implementation: Are you ready?
In this CAST Professional Learning webinar held on December 13, 2013, Director of Implementation Dr. Patti Ralabate discusses the five phases of CAST’s UDL Implementation Process, describes what UDL implementation looks like, and shares CAST’s services and tools that support integrating UDL implementation with other initiatives, such as the Common Core State Standards. View the webinar!

Additional 2014 Featured Webinars:

  • UDL: Affect and Engagement
  • UDL: Variability
  • UDL: Implementation

Check our website often for updates and more information on new webinars!

Contact Allison Posey, Director of Institutes and Workshops, at
(781) 245-2212, ext 247, or by email at

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