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  • YouthBuild student drilling a ceiling

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    During the week of May 14-21, 2018, CAST's CEE-STEM project will be featured in the NSF STEM for All Video Showcase. This week-long, virtual showcase creates an opportunity for NSF-funded research projects in various stages to discuss their work with fellow researchers as well as the public.

  • Screen shot of Writer's Key online tool for teaching composition writing

    2011–2014

    Researchers from CAST and Arizona State University developed and tested Writer’s Key, a web-based tool that guides and supports middle-school students in writing argumentative (persuasive) and informational (expository) compositions. The research team based the design of Writer's Key on the framework of Universal Design for Learning. In addition to scaffolding users in the writing process, Writer's Key also provides supports for users such as multiple models, skill development activities, interactive work spaces, guided questions, and a breakdown of writing by process components in a flexible work space. Additionally, built-in peer to peer and teacher to student feedback support the writing process.

  • Friday, March 30, 2018

    Exciting partnership between CAST and Stanford University in establishing the UDL Innovation Studio at the Schwab Learning Center.

  • Photo of Sam Johnston

    Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Development

    As Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Development, Sam Catherine Johnston provides thought and operational leadership in CAST’s workforce/postsecondary opportunities.

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    Book cover: Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice

    Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014

    In the 1990s, Anne Meyer, David Rose, and their colleagues at CAST introduced universal design for learning (UDL), a framework to improve teaching and learning. Based on new insights from the learning sciences and creative uses of ...

  • CAST is a multifaceted organization with a singular ambition: Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. We do this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.

  • Screenshot of the Udio dashboard

    2012–2016

    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

  • Jose Blackorby

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    CAST today announced the appointment of Jose Blackorby, PhD, as Senior Director of Research and Development. In this capacity, Dr. Blackorby will lead CAST’s research, project development, and technical assistance efforts. He will also open a West Coast office in the Bay Area.

  • Photo of the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC

    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.

  • List of CAST's funders and nonprofit status