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  • 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 ...

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

  • 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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    Senior Research Scientist

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    Technical Assistance Specialist

    As a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, Luis promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students.

  • Photo of Logan Smiley

    Director of TED-Ed

    Logan Smalley coordinates the concept, design, outreach strategy, and overall execution of TED-Ed, the education initiative of TED, a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and famous for its TEDTalks. TED-Ed is an online forum that will assemble ...

  • Photo of Ari Fleisher

    Innovation Network Manager

    Ari Fleisher manages visioning and operations for the NH UDL Innovation Network. She supports educators in exploring how UDL can help to further meaningful learning in their classrooms. Ari facilitates small and large teams as they identify barriers and design strategic, intentional ways to make learning more effective and inclusive.

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    Monday, July 30 – Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    CAST's Annual UDL Symposium is one of the premiere education events focused on leading the field of Universal Design for Learning forward. This year’s UDL Symposium is an opportunity to come together as a community to explore the promise of Universal Design for Learning for empowering learners. July 31 - August 1, 2018 at the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, MA.