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  • institute

    Monday, November 6 – Tuesday, November 7, 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.

  • institute

    Monday, October 23 – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    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, boutique-style institute (enrollment limited to 21), participants learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction.

  • webinar
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    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, September 29, 2017

    Whether you're preparing to be a general or special educator, the students of your future will need accessible educational materials (AEM), a provision of IDEA 2004. In this webinar, you'll learn what accessibility means, who needs AEM, and how AEM is provided to learners. Most importantly, we'll share strategies for how you can start preparing now to be AEM ready for your first class of learners. Tweet us your burning questions ahead of the webinar by tagging us @AEM_Center and using the hashtag #PreService.

  • institute
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    Tuesday, September 19 – Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    In this unique partnership, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) and CAST have come together to present the theory behind Universal Design for Learning and to highlight what UDL looks like in classrooms where educators have proactively and purposefully integrated UDL.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Webinar addressing the emerging landscape related to the accessibility of EdTech products, including an overview of federal and state statutes and regulations, barriers to accessibility presented by non-inclusive EdTech product design, and resources for enhancing accessibility within product workflows.

  • online course
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    Monday, June 5 – Monday, August 28, 2017

    In this introductory online course, participants learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction. Each course section brings together up to 20 educators in an online community of practice. The course consists of 14 sessions.

  • symposium
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    Monday, July 31 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Providing high quality education is a matter of social justice, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an innovative framework that supports all learners—regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, gender, language, cognitive, physical, and emotional background—by providing exceptional, rigorous learning opportunities. UDL proactively infuses opportunities for learners to overcome barriers and ensure that learning has no limits.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The validity of reading along with audio is often questioned by educators and families. What do we know about appropriate and effective uses of audio-supported reading (ASR)? This webinar will demonstrate the advantages of mixing the modalities of sight and sound to support reading. See how ASR enhances reading comprehension by accelerating information processing, reducing cognitive load, and facilitating working memory. A variety of tools that enable ASR across platforms and device types will be described.

  • webinar
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    1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Friday, June 9, 2017

    Join CAST on Friday, June 9th for a free online UDL workshop with Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez to discuss the challenges of implementing UDL and the strategies needed to create a more inclusive, equitable, and effective learning environment.

  • 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.