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  • CORGI: Co-organize Your Learning | Screenshot of the tool and a photo of a corgi dog

    2018–2022

    This project extends a CAST/SRI Google App-based curriculum and technology innovation called CORGI (Co-Organize Learning with the Google Interface) to improve STEM learning and higher order thinking for middle students with learning disabilities and their typically developing peers in general education STEM courses.

  • Photo of Jennifer Levine

    Director of Professional Learning

    As Director of Professional Learning,  Jennifer Levine oversees the design and delivery of products and services related to the implementation of Universal Design for Learning in schools, districts, and states.

  • Photo of Linda Gerstle

    Chief Executive Officer

    Linda Gerstle was named CAST's Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

  • Photo of Susan Brau

    Director of Finance

    Susan joined CAST in 2019 to manage the financial and compliance aspects of its federal and private grant portfolio, including budgeting, contracting, financial management and reporting.

  • 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 ...

  • Monday, September 12, 2016

    Senior U.S. Department of Education officials visit CAST and local schools that practice UDL during "Opportunity Across America" Back-to-School Bus Tour. Sue Swenson, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), and Ruth Ryder, acting director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), will visit CAST on Tuesday afternoon for a “Learning and Listening” roundtable discussion of hot-button topics such as ways to improve K-12 literacy instruction, assessment, classroom products, and teacher preparation to make schools more inclusive and effective.

  • CAST works to increase opportunities to learn for all individuals. Today we pursue this mission through the scientific research, development, and dissemination of educational approaches based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

  • CAST’s staff publishes books, journal articles, policy statements, magazine and newsletter pieces, and also contributors to radio programs, podcasts, and videos. See some of our latest work below.

  • Photo of Linda Encarnacao

    Executive Assistant & Internship Coordinator

    As Executive Assistant, Linda provides high-level administrative support to Chief Executive Officer Linda Gerstle. As Internship Coordinator, Linda oversees the development and implementation of CAST’s Internship Program.

  • Learning Designed logo

    2016–2020

    We're leading a field-building initiative to stimulate, support, and sustain best practices in UDL education program design, product development, and classroom instruction to meet the growing global demand for UDL as a design framework that recognizes variability among all learners.