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  • Learning Designed logo

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    The UDL-IRN and CAST today announced a Fall 2018 launch of Learning Designed, an online global community platform and educators’ resource bank.

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    Payroll Manager/ Sr. Accountant

    Susan Micelli, who joined CAST's finance department in 2002, oversees accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and employee benefits.

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

    2011–2014

    Researchers from CAST and Arizona State University developed and tested Writer’s Key, a web-based tool that guides and supports middle-school students in writing argumentative (persuasive) and informational (expository) compositions. The research team based the design of Writer's Key on the framework of Universal Design for Learning. In addition to scaffolding users in the writing process, Writer's Key also provides supports for users such as multiple models, skill development activities, interactive work spaces, guided questions, and a breakdown of writing by process components in a flexible work space. Additionally, built-in peer to peer and teacher to student feedback support the writing process.

  • Photo of a woman typing on a keyboard

    2013–2015

    CAST is partnering with the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) to create a Web-based professional development course to help 8th-grade Science teachers understand stereotype threat and adopt UDL-based methods to reduce the likely effects of threat in their everyday instruction.

  • Photo of a blank label

    2013–2015

    In this empirical study, CAST explores the prevalence and impact of stigmatization and stereotype threat on mathematics performance among public high school students (grades 9-12) with specific learning disabilities.

  • Screenshot of the UDL OnCampus web site home page

    2012–2015

    The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) provides free support and technical assistance to all grantees of the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training

  • Since its founding in 1984, CAST has connected with creative and mission-minded organizations and people to work at busting barriers to learning. Among these partners are foundations, government agencies, corporations in the publishing

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs logo

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    CAST has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to scale the use of digital science notebooks in grades 4 through 6.

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    T.H.E. Journal, a leading national magazine about education technology, features CAST’s work in its December issues. The article “6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL” explains to teachers “how to make your lessons more accessible and your lesson planning more fun.”

  • Friday, March 30, 2018

    Exciting partnership between CAST and Stanford University in establishing the UDL Innovation Studio at the Schwab Learning Center.