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  • Detailed information on submitting a proposal to our 4th Annual UDL Symposium: Empowering Learners. Proposals are due by 11:59pm ET on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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    Senior Policy Analyst; Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

    A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl has extensive experience in advising education stakeholders--including states, district leaders, publishers and policy makers--on how to ...

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    Director of Technical Assistance

    Joy Smiley Zabala is a leading expert on the use of assistive technology (AT) to improve education for people with disabilities. As a technologist, special educator, teacher trainer, and conference speaker, Dr. Zabala has earned international recognition ...

  • webinar
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    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.

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    CAST, 2013

    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 writing.

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    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...

  • Photo of Jenna W. Gravel

    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.

  • Photo of Deborah Waber

    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 ...

  • symposium
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    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.

  • institute

    Thursday, May 7 – Friday, May 8, 2015

    Learn how to use UDL to design for the variability of all learners.