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.
Monday, February 8 – Monday, May 2, 2016
We know from experience and science that individuals learn in varied ways—ways that are particular to them. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations. In this introductory facilitated online course, participants learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction. Each course section brings together up to 20 educators in an online community of practice.
C. Patrick Proctor, et al., 2014
The study examined self-reported levels of motivation in predicting reading comprehension among 76 linguistically diverse middle school-aged students with disabilities in an urban Northeastern school district in the United States. ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The goal: Open Educational Resources that are more accessible and discoverable, and that provide needed accommodations.
Senior Research Scientist
Innovation Network Manager
Ari Fleisher manages visioning and operations for the NH UDL Innovation Network. She supports educators in exploring how UDL can help to further meaningful learning in their classrooms. Ari facilitates small and large teams as they identify barriers and design strategic, intentional ways to make learning more effective and inclusive.
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 ...
Senior Network Engineer
Mr. Dunne brings an extensive background in telecommunications hardware, software, system design, integration, and implementation to CAST.
Senior Director, Publishing & Communications
David Gordon is has led CAST’s communications and publishing efforts since 2004, including the development of numerous books, articles, videos, websites, and other media about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) In 2014, he became the founding Publisher and Editor ...
Senior Director of Research & Development
As Senior Director of Research & Development, Jose Blackorby leads CAST’s research, project development, and technical assistance efforts.