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.
3:30PM – 5:00PM ET on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Join host Allison Posey and guests Kim Ducharme and Bill Wilmot from CAST to learn more about journey mapping as a tool for building empathy and planning for new learning experiences, whether they are in-person or remote.
Monday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 12, 2015
First Annual CAST UDL Symposium! Join educators, administrators, and researchers from K-12 and higher education to work with leading UDL experts to explore the latest in brain research, teaching practices, and curriculum design.
Friday, September 28 – Saturday, September 29, 2018
UDL is found in many public policies in the U.S. around K-12 education, higher education, educational technology, and workforce development.
3:30PM – 5:00PM ET on Thursday, July 16, 2020
In this webinar you will meet a superintendent, a principal, and a teacher, along with an Implementation Specialist from CAST who is supporting their work to integrate UDL. Each member of the panel will share their remote learning story, reflect on what they learned, and discuss how they will carry their new understanding about designing to meet the needs of all students forward into the coming school year.
Thursday, April 16 – Friday, April 17, 2020
Join us for two days of an online, immersive, and interactive introduction to Universal Design for Learning, April 16–17, 2020.
1:00PM – 2:00PM ET on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Using the syllabus as our template, we'll begin to explore how to put the components of universal design and the four core principles (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust, or POUR) into practice. Brought to you by the NSF funded ATE Central project and the National AEM Center at CAST, we'll explore how you can shape your class syllabus to provide a welcoming environment for all students, including those with disabilities. There will be time to get answers to your accessibility questions, and examples of how others in the community college sector are putting Universal Design for Learning into practice in their classrooms and labs.
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.
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 ...