Monday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Engagement is essential for learning, so how do we design learning experiences that engage all learners? Join CAST and educators, administrators, curriculum designers, technology leaders, specialists, advocacy groups, and researchers as we explore the latest research and UDL strategies for motivating learners and helping them become more purposeful in high-level learning.
iSolveIt apps are free games that support abstract reasoning and problem-solving skills, and are designed to be challenging yet not frustrating.
Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, et al., 2013
Following passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), many museums improved the accessibility of their facilities. Even so, individuals with disabilities still lag behind in participation and engagement in museum ...
CAST, along with partners from SRI International and the Inclusive Design Research Centre, will be exploring and creating tools to ensure that K-12 students with disabilities get engaging, high-quality accessible digital learning materials, especially open education resources (OERs). The products and resources developed by CISL will enable teachers to customize instruction for the diverse needs of students with disabilities.
Project Raise is an NSF funded project partnering with University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), and the Department of Youth Services (DYS) to create an innovative new model for teaching science to incarcerated youth.
CEE-STEM will provide young people who have often struggled in traditional schools with a personalized, universally designed way to build foundational knowledge, demonstrate their learning, explore and engage in potential STEM career pathways of interest.
Jeremy Roschelle, et al., 2013
The authors focus on how a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework can be used to design Dynabooks that are sensitive to the needs of all learners as they engage in sense making, expression, and inquiry in challenging domains. ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
T.H.E. Journal, a leading national magazine about education technology, features CAST’s work in its December issues. The article “6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL” explains to teachers “how to make your lessons more accessible and your lesson planning more fun.”
CAST, the University of Kansas’s Center for Research on Learning, and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education have partnered on a five-year initiative to research how online learning can be made more accessible, engaging, and effective for K-12 learners with disabilities.
Reed & Coyne, 2014
In this blog post, 7 th grade teacher Stacey Reed and CAST Research Scientist Peggy Coyne share ideas and resources to help teachers engage students in the scientific process. They tie this work to the Common Core State Standards ...