Monday, March 4 – Thursday, March 7, 2019
Heading to SXSW EDU? Check out the fantastic sessions with CAST staff! March 4-7, 2019 Austin, TX
Ganley & Ralabate, 2013
UDL Implementation: A Tale of Four Districts is the story of four school districts taking the journey into the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation process.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Occupational Therapist & Special Educator (retired)
Denise DeCoste, Ed.D., is an occupational therapist and a special educator with 30 years of experience in the field of assistive technology (AT). ...
Principal at the Raben Group
Michael K. Yudin currently serves as a Principal at The Raben Group, a national public affairs and communications firm in Washington, DC, where he specializes in issues related to education, workforce development, disabilities, and health care.
Director of Research & Curriculum for Professional Learning
As Director of Research & 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.
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.
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?