Tuesday, January 29 – Saturday, February 2, 2019
Please Note: This is not a CAST-hosted event. Registration through CEC is required.
Educators, administrators, teacher educators, researchers, related service professionals, curriculum specialists, students, and parents.
Featuring 20 strands and more than 400 sessions and posters, the CEC Convention & Expo is the premier professional learning event focused on helping children and youth with disabilities access the general curriculum and accomplish academic and social goals. CAST is pleased to be part of this year's event with some great sessions highlighting our groundbreaking work and resources.
- Digital Tools to Support STEM Instruction for All Learners
Strand H, Session 1: Friday, February 1, 1:30–2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Tracey Hall, Kevin Kent, Cara Wojcik, and Alison Driscoll
Digital tools are altering what is possible for all, including struggling learners. In this session, participants will learn about two STEM projects based on the framework of UDL; digital STEM portfolios, and Scientific Inquiry Notebooks, both designed to support inclusion of all learners in STEM learning and career opportunities.
- Teaching Higher Order Thinking Skills with CORGI
Friday, February 1, 2:45–3:45 pm ET
Presenters: Jose Blackorby & Boris Goldowsky
Whether state-specific, the NGSS or CCSS, current standards increase the demands on all students to develop higher-order reasoning skills. This session will show research and development integrating the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) with a Google application called CORGI designed to support higher order reasoning for students with disabilities.
- Ensuring Access to New Technologies and Resources
Do Open Educational Resources Meet Their Potential for Students With Disabilities?
Multi-Presentation: Saturday, February 2, 1:00–2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Boris Goldowsky & Jose Blackorby
Open Educational Resources (OERs) have been a growing alternative to traditional educational materials. Despite great promise, many OERs have remained inaccessible for the needs of students with disabilities. This session will demonstrate a UDL player, preference discovery, and authoring tool to help OERs meet their potential for access and learning.