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    Rose & Dalton, 2006

    The nature of literacy is fundamentally changing. Recent advances in digital media and in the field of neuroscience have shown us that oral literacy (listening and speaking) is, once again, becoming more and more important. Here Rose and Dalton argue that traditional definitions of literacy are too narrow, and must be expanded to include listening. It concludes with recommendations on how to include listening in the classroom.

  • digicon
    Benetech, Bridge Multimedia, CAST, Institutes of Education Sciences, and OSEP logos with images of varied students and materials

    11:00AM – 7:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Throughout the day participants will have the chance to experience lightning presentations and panel discussions from field experts on how to support students with additional needs as they navigate distance learning and take on summer vacation in these turbulent times.

  • webinar
    Photo of Chelsea Miro | Unbound Learning: A conversation with CAST author Chelsea Miro

    3:30PM – 4:30PM ET on Monday, February 10, 2020

    Author Chelsea Miro invites us to “Imagine a classroom that empowers every student to pursue their interests, to travel the paths of their curiosity, to allow learning to be a natural process.” What does this look like, sound like, and feel like? How can we design our classrooms and lessons so that they bring this vision to reality?

  • webinar
    UDL-IRN Network and Learn Series logo

    8:00PM – 9:00PM EST on Thursday, January 7, 2016

    Join Dr. Joy Zabala, Co-Director of the AEM Center at CAST and Alisa Lowrey, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and the UDL IRN crew in a lively discussion about using the UDL framework to support students with intensive needs.

  • symposium
    UDL for Social Justice hero image

    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.

  • webinar
    Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach book cover

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Join CAST on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, for a free online workshop with Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson to discuss the challenges faced when educating ELs and the supports provided through Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning.

  • webinar
    Let Them Thrive cover with photo of Katie Novak

    9:00AM – 10:00AM ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Join CAST on Wednesday, December 13th for a free online workshop with Katie Novak to discuss the most effective strategies for supporting all kids and using the UDL principles to unlock the doors to academic success.

  • institute
    Photo of a BCSC school bus with the BCSC and CAST logos at the bottom

    Tuesday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Come see UDL in action and learn from educators who regularly implement UDL in their K-12 classrooms! September 18-19, 2018 in Columbus, IN.

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to request by the writers of the assessments aligned to Common Core standards for comments on drafts of the assessments. In this statement, CAST points out five areas where the assessments could be improved to make ...

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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to a request by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) for comments on its draft PARCC Accommodations Manual for the organization’s large-scale assessment. In this statement, CAST points out five areas where the assessments could be improved to make them more accessible and effective for learners, especially those with disabilities.