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  • Photos of Anne Meyer, David Rose, Skip Stahl, and Grace Meo

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Help us change the world. Make a gift today to fund innovative ideas and projects at CAST.

  • People holding sparklers in celebration

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    CAST and partners awarded $5 million to design software to adapt and customize digital materials for students with disabilities.

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    2012–2016

    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 tool screenshots

    2015–2020

    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.

  • The CISL software suite includes authoring of OERs, a reader/player to access OERS, and a discovery tool connected to a personalize-able global preferences database.

    2018–2022

    CAST, along with partners from SRI International and the Inclusive Design Research Centre, will be exploring and creating tools to ensure that K-12 students with disabilities get engaging, high-quality accessible digital learning materials, especially open education resources (OERs). The products and resources developed by CISL will enable teachers to customize instruction for the diverse needs of students with disabilities.

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    Assistant Payroll Manager

    As Assistant Payroll Manager, Susan Kingston is a key team member of CAST's finance and human resources teams.

  • Photo of Nathan Trites

    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.

  • Jose Blackorby

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    CAST today announced the appointment of Jose Blackorby, PhD, as Senior Director of Research and Development. In this capacity, Dr. Blackorby will lead CAST’s research, project development, and technical assistance efforts. He will also open a West Coast office in the Bay Area.