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.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
CAST Co-Founder David Rose will receive the J.E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award at CEC 2017.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The November 2015 issue of School Administrator a magazine that circulates to more than 13,000 school and district leaders, features a package of stories about universal design for learning (UDL) and highlights CAST's free resources for schools.
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.
The California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy (CCIL) supports the design and delivery of Universally Designed professional learning in literacy development, equipping teachers and paraeducators with tools and strategies to provide students with disabilities with access to grade-level content standards in inclusive classroom environments.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
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Monday, March 19, 2018
CAST is thrilled to announce that we have reached and exceeded our Phase I goal for the Founders' Fund for Innovation!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
CAST is pleased to join dozens of special-education advocacy and innovation organizations to form the Educating All Learners Alliance, a resource hub and online community to support students with disabilities and their teachers and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Learn about the work CAST is pioneering with the New Hampshire Department of Education in the newly released Year One report.
CAST is partnering with the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) to create a Web-based professional development course to help 8th-grade Science teachers understand stereotype threat and adopt UDL-based methods to reduce the likely effects of threat in their everyday instruction.