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
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, 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.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
CAST Research Scientist Sam Johnston is quoted in a new Campus Technology magazine article titled "Course Design that Meets More Learners' Needs."
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The November 2015 issue of School Administrator a magazine that circulates to more than 13,000 school and district leaders, features a package of stories about universal design for learning (UDL) and highlights CAST's free resources for schools.
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.
As a research associate at CAST, Emma contributes to research on how UDL can enhance education for all learners.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Senior U.S. Department of Education officials visit CAST and local schools that practice UDL during "Opportunity Across America" Back-to-School Bus Tour. Sue Swenson, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), and Ruth Ryder, acting director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), will visit CAST on Tuesday afternoon for a “Learning and Listening” roundtable discussion of hot-button topics such as ways to improve K-12 literacy instruction, assessment, classroom products, and teacher preparation to make schools more inclusive and effective.