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  • Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning

    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.

  • Friday, March 30, 2018

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

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs logo

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    CAST has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to scale the use of digital science notebooks in grades 4 through 6.

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    T.H.E. Journal, a leading national magazine about education technology, features CAST’s work in its December issues. The article “6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL” explains to teachers “how to make your lessons more accessible and your lesson planning more fun.”

  • People holding sparklers in celebration

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    CAST and partners awarded $5 million to design software to adapt and customize digital materials for students with disabilities.

  • Screenshot of the COLSD web site home page

    2012–2016

    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.

  • 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

  • Science Notebook tool screenshots

    2015–2020

    Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environment (SNUDLE) is a digital solution to support the active science learning of elementary school students, including those who have difficulty reading and writing or are otherwise unmotivated for science learning. UDL is leveraged as the design framework so that construct-irrelevant barriers to science learning are actively lowered through the provision of support, and just-in-time scaffolding is provided to support the process of active science learning and, specifically, the effective use of science notebooks. This current Goal 3 project is a replication study that builds on the positive outcomes from a prior efficacy trial.

  • The CISL software suite includes authoring of OERs, a reader/player to access OERS, and a discovery tool connected to a personalize-able global preferences database.

    2018–2022

    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.

  • Photo of Janet Gronneberg

    Director of Strategic Advancement

    As the Director of Strategic Advancement at CAST, Janet is focused on driving funding efforts aligned to the successful execution of CAST’s strategic plan and mission.