Information about the National Center on the Use of Emerging Technologies to Improve Literacy Achievement for Students with Disabilities in Middle School project at CAST
This EdTech Design Challenge and Incubator project gives high school youth the opportunity to immerse themselves in design thinking, cutting-edge technology and the innovation economy, allowing them to discover new talents and interests beyond the narrow confines and literacies valued in school.
In this empirical study, CAST explores the prevalence and impact of stigmatization and stereotype threat on mathematics performance among public high school students (grades 9-12) with specific learning disabilities.
The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) provides free support and technical assistance to all grantees of the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training
CAST is partnering with the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) to create a Web-based professional development course to help 8th-grade Science teachers understand stereotype threat and adopt UDL-based methods to reduce the likely effects of threat in their everyday instruction.
In this project funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, CAST is creating a suite of online professional learning courses for high school teachers to teach the principles of Universal Design for Learning
Researchers from CAST and Arizona State University developed and tested Writer’s Key, a web-based tool that guides and supports middle-school students in writing argumentative (persuasive) and informational (expository) compositions. The research team based the design of Writer's Key on the framework of Universal Design for Learning. In addition to scaffolding users in the writing process, Writer's Key also provides supports for users such as multiple models, skill development activities, interactive work spaces, guided questions, and a breakdown of writing by process components in a flexible work space. Additionally, built-in peer to peer and teacher to student feedback support the writing process.
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