Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Jess Gropen’s research on executive function and conceptual change not only contributes to contemporary research in cognitive science on the development of mathematical and scientific thinking in early childhood, but also offers effective strategies to close STEM learning opportunity gaps for children from low-income communities. ...
Technology Consultant to Non-Profit Organizations (Retired)
Jim Williamson recently retired as President of Williamson Consulting, Inc. which he formed in 1998 to continue his information technology consultation as an independent practitioner. He formed Williamson Consulting, Inc., in June of 1998 to continue ...
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.
Instructional Designer & Media Producer
As an Instructional Designer & Media Producer, Patti designs learning environments and materials to support all learners. An important part of that work is including learners and teachers/instructors in the co-designing process to innovate the best solutions for their learning goals.
Monday, August 8 – Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Engagement is essential for learning, so how do we design learning experiences that engage all learners? Join CAST and educators, administrators, curriculum designers, technology leaders, specialists, advocacy groups, and researchers as we explore the latest research and UDL strategies for motivating learners and helping them become more purposeful in high-level learning.
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.
Monday, July 30 – Wednesday, August 1, 2018
CAST's Annual UDL Symposium is one of the premiere education events focused on leading the field of Universal Design for Learning forward. This year’s UDL Symposium is an opportunity to come together as a community to explore the promise of Universal Design for Learning for empowering learners. July 31 - August 1, 2018 at the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, MA.
CAST offers recommendations to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to improve its proposed accommodations for students with disabilities who take PARCC’s large-scale assessment. The accommodations in question concern reading and the use of calculators.
Senior Innovation Scientist
As Senior Innovation Scientist, Bob applies his expertise in neuroscience, learning science, assessment, instructional design, UX design, and programming to the challenge of providing students with flexible and effective learning opportunities and teachers with the resources and supports to make this happen.
Hall, T.E. et al., 2015
CAST created Strategic Reader, a technology-based system blending Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) in a digital learning environment to improve reading comprehension instruction. This experimental study evaluates the effectiveness of The Strategic Reader ...