Superintendent, Andover (MA) Public Schools
On July 1, 2015, Dr. Sheldon H. Berman assumed the superintendency of the Andover Public Schools in Massachusetts, as their interim superintendent for 2015-16...
Monday, July 31 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Providing high quality education is a matter of social justice, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an innovative framework that supports all learners—regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, gender, language, cognitive, physical, and emotional background—by providing exceptional, rigorous learning opportunities. UDL proactively infuses opportunities for learners to overcome barriers and ensure that learning has no limits.
Tuesday, September 19 – Wednesday, September 20, 2017
In this unique partnership, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) and CAST have come together to present the theory behind Universal Design for Learning and to highlight what UDL looks like in classrooms where educators have proactively and purposefully integrated UDL.
David Rose, et al. (Eds.), 2005
This book addresses crucial questions about how to create full access to the general education curriculum for children with disabilities.
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 ...
Director of Research and Curriculum for Professional Learning
As Director of Research and Curriculum for Professional Learning, Jenna W. Gravel works to connect research and practice by supporting educators to apply UDL to the classroom in order to engage all learners in rich, sophisticated learning opportunities. Specifically, Dr. Gravel’s research explores the intersections of UDL and disciplinary thinking in English Language Arts (ELA) and the ways that these intersections can promote diverse learners’ engagements in discipline-specific practices, commitments, and habits of mind. She studies these themes by drawing from approaches that emphasize partnerships between researchers and practitioners in order to examine interventions through iterative cycles of inquiry. She seeks to explore how these research-practice collaborations can serve as meaningful sources of professional learning for educators.
Director, Learning Disabilities Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Deborah Waber is a developmental neuropsychologist who has carried out extensive research on typically developing children and children with learning disorders with a variety of etiologies, both developmental and secondary to medical illnesses. Her research ...
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.
CAST responds to the U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Title I Peer Review Process
2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
In this webinar, we will talk with Garron Hillaire, CAST's Education Software Architect, about innovative research and work on emotional measurement.