Project Raise is an NSF funded project partnering with University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), and the Department of Youth Services (DYS) to create an innovative new model for teaching science to incarcerated youth.
CAST and the UDL Implementation Research Network are 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.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Jose Blackorby, CAST’s Senior Director of Research and Development, will be recognized today with the Gordon R. Alley Partnership Award by the Kansas University Center for Research on Learning at its annual Learning Conference.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Describes a discount offer on books in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Thanks to generous donations from supporters like you, CAST is pleased to announce the Anne Meyer & David Rose Founders’ Fund for Innovation projects for 2019!
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Christina Bosch, a CAST instructional designer and a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has won a competitive and prestigious fellowship for early-career education professionals.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The UDL-IRN and CAST today announced a Fall 2018 launch of Learning Designed, an online global community platform and educators’ resource bank.
Director of Federal Relations & Advancement Officer
As CAST’s Director of Federal Relations & Advancement Officer, Sherri draws on more than a dozen years of non-profit management and fund-raising experience to support CAST's mission of fostering effective and engaging learning experiences for all.
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.