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  • Photo of Kim Ducharme

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    On November 18, Digital Promise hosted the first-ever design challenge titled “Designing a Better Future for Adult Learners.” The event took place in five locations across the United States, linked by simulcast web conferencing technology. CAST's Director of Design, Kim Ducharme, and Senior Interactive Designer, Cassandra Sell, both participated.

  • Photo of Patricia Ganley

    Senior Product Development Manager

    As a Senior Product Development Manager, Patti coordinates CAST's school-based implementation of research and development projects, including teacher training, classroom instruction, and data collection in classrooms. She also collaborates ...

  • CAST regularly partners with organizations in the public and private sectors to explore challenging questions in education. CAST brings a unique perspective from its years of developing the Universal Design for Learning framework to scientific studies in education.

  • webinar
    young boy reading on a tablet

    12:00PM – 1:30PM ET on Monday, November 20, 2017

    Join us for an overview of how parents and educators can begin their journey with accessible materials and assistive technology for young children. Topics covered will include how to approach your search, the types of materials and technology available, and the impact it can have on a child’s development of literacy, socialization, and communication skills. This webinar will be led by Assistive Technology Specialists from the PACER Simon Technology Center in Minnesota.

  • webinar
    Photo of smiling child with cell phone.

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Join us as we explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources for supporting the growth of language, play, literacy, and early math skills for children birth to eight years of age. Current research on the use of assistive technology for young children with disabilities will be discussed, as well as the role of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in early childhood settings.

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    logo for PARCC, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

    CAST, 2013

    CAST offers recommendations to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to improve its proposed accommodations for students with disabilities who take PARCC’s large-scale assessment. The accommodations in question concern writing.

  • Photo of Anne Meyer

    CAST's Co-Founder and Chief of Education Design, Emeritus

    Drawing on a long-term focus on the psychological aspects of learning and learning disabilities, Anne Meyer played a leading role in CAST’s design of multimedia technology for diverse learners. Dr. Meyer has also led efforts to refine and disseminate ...

  • blog post

    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 ...

  • Photo of Jess Gropen

    Senior Research Scientist

    Dr. Jess Gropen’s research on executive function and conceptual change not only contributes to contemporary research in cognitive science on the development of mathematical and scientific thinking in early childhood, but also offers effective strategies to close STEM learning opportunity gaps for children from low-income communities. ...

  • Photo of Steve Crosby

    Chair, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

    A member of CAST's Board of Directors since 1995 and chair/co-chair from 2004 to 2015, Stephen P. Crosby was named the first chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in December 2011. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Crosby served as Founding Dean ...

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