A research project to develop and evaluate the impact of a writing professional learning ecosystem to support the needs of 7th and 8th grade teachers to provide more effective writing instruction to students with high-incidence disabilities in preparation for college and career.
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
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.”
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
CAST and partners awarded $5 million to design software to adapt and customize digital materials for students with disabilities.
CAST, the University of Kansas’s Center for Research on Learning, and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education have partnered on a five-year initiative to research how online learning can be made more accessible, engaging, and effective for K-12 learners with disabilities.
Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environment (SNUDLE) is a digital solution to support the active science learning of elementary school students, including those who have difficulty reading and writing or are otherwise unmotivated for science learning. UDL is leveraged as the design framework so that construct-irrelevant barriers to science learning are actively lowered through the provision of support, and just-in-time scaffolding is provided to support the process of active science learning and, specifically, the effective use of science notebooks. This current Goal 3 project is a replication study that builds on the positive outcomes from a prior efficacy trial.
Assistant Payroll Manager
As Assistant Payroll Manager, Susan Kingston is a key team member of CAST's finance and human resources teams.
Operations and Marketing Associate
Nathan Trites is the Operations and Marketing Associate for CAST Professional Publishing. With the Publishing and Communications teams, he assists in the development and implementation of marketing strategies to promote CAST's books and products.