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  • 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.

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    2017–2020

    A research project to develop and evaluate the impact of a writing professional learning ecosystem to support the needs of 7th and 8th grade teachers to provide more effective writing instruction to students with high-incidence disabilities in preparation for college and career.

  • 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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    Instructional Designer & Research Associate

    After earning master’s degrees in American Studies at Yale University, I worked on my doctoral dissertation which investigated the role of the image of home in American culture up to the Civil War. This somewhat esoteric topic led to digging into ...

  • Photo of Allison Posey

    Curriculum and Design Specialist

    Allison Posey participates in professional development, instructional design, and online course instruction at CAST. She also provides background in the application of neuroscience research to instructional practices.

  • Photo of CAST timeline mural

    CAST through the years: One mission, many innovations. A look at CAST's history and accomplishments from 1984 through today.

  • List of CAST's funders and nonprofit status

  • Two workers in lab coats and gloves working in a laboratory

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    CAST partners with the New Hampshire-based Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute to seek ways to help students from diverse and underrepresented populations choose and embark on STEM careers.

  • 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 Mindy Johnson

    Director of Digital Communications & Outreach

    As Director of Digital Communications & Outreach, Mindy Johnson develops and oversees a consistent digital communications strategy for all CAST online and social media outreach to promote and extend CAST’s strategic plan.