Director of Grants Development & Senior Advancement Officer
As CAST’s Director of Grants Development and Senior Advancement Officer, Sherri draws on more than a dozen years' non-profit management and fund-raising experience to support CAST's mission of fostering effective and engaging learning experiences for all.
Joanne Karger, et al., 2013
This article discusses the application of the educational framework Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to transform the education that is provided to incarcerated youth. Contrasting current practices in detention and juvenile corrections ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Check out the responsive, accessible, flexible, brand new home for the UDL Guidelines!
Thursday, July 26, 2018
CAST CEO Linda Gerstle issued a statement supporting the passage of The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (HR.2353), which includes Universal Design for Learning.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
CAST has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to scale the use of digital science notebooks in grades 4 through 6.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
CAST today made public a redesign of UDL On Campus: Universal Design in Higher Education (http://udloncampus.cast.org), a popular website that helps postsecondary educators improve learning opportunities for all students through better curriculum design and technology choices.
Director of Research and Curriculum for Professional Learning
As Director of Research and Curriculum for Professional Learning, Jenna W. Gravel works to connect research and practice by supporting educators to apply UDL to the classroom in order to engage all learners in rich, sophisticated learning opportunities. Specifically, Dr. Gravel’s research explores the intersections of UDL and disciplinary thinking in English Language Arts (ELA) and the ways that these intersections can promote diverse learners’ engagements in discipline-specific practices, commitments, and habits of mind. She studies these themes by drawing from approaches that emphasize partnerships between researchers and practitioners in order to examine interventions through iterative cycles of inquiry. She seeks to explore how these research-practice collaborations can serve as meaningful sources of professional learning for educators.
CAST conducts research and development of innovative solutions to make education more inclusive and effective.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
CAST and partners awarded $5 million to design software to adapt and customize digital materials for students with disabilities.