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.
CAST’s staff publishes books, journal articles, policy statements, magazine and newsletter pieces, and also contributors to radio programs, podcasts, and videos. See some of our latest work below.
According to former board president, Joanne Patton, CAST had the dreams and the professionalism to help her son George grow his confidence as a learner and communicator. Learn more about George and Joanne as she recounts how CAST made an impact on her, her son, and her family.
Vue, Hall, et al., 2015
This descriptive study examined focus group data gathered to address two questions: First, do data from focus groups affirm and expand our understanding of writing and writing development among middle school students? And second, do data from focus groups provide information helpful to the use of digital technology for enhancing writing instruction, production, and engagement?
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, 2013
Stacey Reed, a 7th grade science teacher, and Peggy Coyne, a CAST research scientist, describe CAST Science Writer, a free interactive web-based instructional tool to support students’ writing scientific reports. Based on the framework ...
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 ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
CAST is excited to be part of a new graduate school of education that aims to innovate how STEM educators are trained.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Are you a middle school resource or remedial reading teacher? Would you like to help us study an innovative tool to boost student engagement and reading comprehension? Join our study!
Instructional Designer & Research Associate
As an Instructional Designer and Research Associate, Jen helps design and research educational materials and programs that are accessible, engaging, and learner-centered. ...