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  • webinar
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    9:00AM – 10:00AM ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Join CAST on Wednesday, December 13th for a free online workshop with Katie Novak to discuss the most effective strategies for supporting all kids and using the UDL principles to unlock the doors to academic success.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:30PM ET on Thursday, December 14, 2017

    If you’re an AEM State Contact and/or a NIMAC State Coordinator, you play a critical role in ensuring that accessible educational materials are provided in a timely manner to the students in your state who need them. Whether you’re new or have a history in this position, please join the NIMAC and the AEM Center as we discuss the importance of these roles, responsibilities, and the technical assistance and resources available to you. We’ll reserve plenty of time for your questions. This is the first of two joint webinars to support the work of AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators. Early in 2018, the NIMAC and the AEM Center will co-present on the provision of NIMAS files and related topics.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Join us to learn easy tips for making your social media posts more accessible and more usable by everyone.

  • institute

    Thursday, November 3 – Friday, November 4, 2016

    We know from experience and neuroscience that individuals learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations, such as the Common Core State Standards. In this introductory institute participants learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction.

  • online course
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    Tuesday, October 11 – Monday, November 14, 2016

    This course is one of three mini-courses on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and English Language Learners (ELL). This course has been designed to align with the “Prepare” phase in the UDL implementation process. This phase is typically characterized by development of a strategic goal and plan of action for UDL implementation.

  • institute

    Monday, October 24 – Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    This institute is designed to help educators build professional development capacity within their own school, district, college, or university. In this institute participants will be coached on strategies to deliver introductory UDL content as a UDL facilitator.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Successful transition processes occur when the planning team is well-informed about the student’s abilities, needs, and available services. Whether moving on to higher education or workforce training, a student may need accessible materials and accessible technologies included in a transition plan to reach postsecondary goals. Where within a transition plan should a team address this? What are the rights and responsibilities of the student? What should students expect from higher education institutions and workforce agencies? Bring your planning teams and join the discussion.

  • institute

    Monday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    This institute is designed to help educators build professional development capacity within their own school, district, college, or university. In this institute participants will be coached on strategies to deliver introductory UDL content as a UDL facilitator.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Monday, May 15, 2017

    Let’s explore the guideline, to “provide options for physical access,” and specifically look at checkpoints which support assistive technologies and accessible educational materials. An overview of the UDL guidelines, and specifically Multiple Means of Action and Expression, will be reviewed. Examples of physical action in the curriculum will be given and aligned with the importance of the provision of AEM.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In this webinar we’ll use the UDL framework to examine the benefits of captioning that go beyond making videos more accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. For example, captions can benefit those learning how to read and those who speak English as a second language. We’ll then explore a number of best practices for creating more effective captions, and learn about a few tools to get started with a captioning workflow for your own videos.