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    T. Hall & G. Vue, 2002

    Explicit instruction is defined as a systematic instructional approach that includes a set of delivery and design procedures derived from effective schools research merged with behavior analysis. Instructional design and delivery …

  • presentation
    Logo for CSUN Assistive Technology Conference over the Anaheim, CA skyline

    Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15, 2019

    Known as a forum that showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings, the conference is the largest of its kind in the world. CAST is pleased to participate in this important event.

  • presentation
    National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, VA

    Sunday, April 28 – Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Heading to the 2019 National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, VA April 28–May 2? Come say hi to some of our CAST staff who will be presenting and participating in this important event.

  • presentation
    ISTE 2019 logo over the Philadelphia skyline

    Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Heading to ISTE 2019? Check out these fantastic presentations from CAST staff! June 23-26, 2019 Philadelphia, PA

  • presentation

    Wednesday, August 7 – Friday, August 9, 2019

    In this hands-on session, we consider the role of feedback and envision how adaptivity can support expert learning. Adaptive learning environments change to give users what they are likely to need. Yet, to become expert learners students must understand their own needs and be empowered to make choices. Come learn with CISL!

  • presentation

    1:00PM – 5:00PM ET on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Be inspired to learn accessibility skills to make your ATE project and center STEM curriculum materials, including documents, graphics, and videos, more usable for all learners. Led by experts from CAST (the Center for Applied Special Technology), this interactive workshop will focus on practical uses of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. As UDL begins with a strong foundation in accessibility, the first half of the workshop will focus on the four accessibility principles of POUR (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust). POUR will be applied to STEM-related course content through a series of material makeover demonstrations. Common examples of educational materials will be first displayed in traditional formats, followed by POUR- aligned accessible versions.

  • webinar
    Shuttertock graphic by Julia Tim of students sitting on a large hashtag

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Join Mindy Johnson, Director of Digital Communications and Outreach for CAST, to learn easy tips for making your social media posts more accessible and more usable by everyone.

  • guide

    AEM Center, 2019

    AMPs produce instructional materials in specialized formats such as braille, large print, audio, or digital text. This guide provides basic information about three AMPs that use NIMAS source files to convert materials into student-ready specialized formats.

  • guide

    AEM Center, 2017

    AMPs produce instructional materials in specialized formats such as braille, large print, audio, or digital text. This guide provides basic information about three AMPs that use NIMAS source files to convert materials into student-ready specialized formats.

  • article
    Screen shot of Writer's Key online tool for teaching composition writing

    Vue, Hall, et al., 2015

    This descriptive study examined focus group data gathered to address two questions: First, do data from focus groups affirm and expand our understanding of writing and writing development among middle school students? And second, do data from focus groups provide information helpful to the use of digital technology for enhancing writing instruction, production, and engagement?