Wednesday, February 5 – Saturday, February 8, 2020
Please Note: This is not a CAST-hosted event. Registration through CEC is required.
Oregon Convention Center
Educators, administrators, teacher educators, researchers, related service professionals, curriculum specialists, students, and parents attend the CEC Convention & Expo each year.
At CEC 2020 the focus will be on special educators with a single goal: making a difference for children with exceptionalities. Whatever your role—general or special education teacher, district administrator, principal, teacher educator, or paraprofessional—you can drive educator and student success by attending CEC 2020. Follow the conversations using the conference hashtag, #CEC2020.
Visit our CAST of Characters at these fantastic sessions:
- UDL Policy, Research, Practice, and Innovation: 2020 Onward
Thursday, February 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
Presenters: Sherri Wilcauskas & James Basham
This session will provide an overview of the current universal design for learning (UDL) policy environment including UDL's presence in ESSA, Perkins V, the National Educational Technology Plan, federal open-textbook initiatives, state adoptions, and private-sector solutions. Attendees will gain a picture of both current and future implications of these policy shifts for the field of UDL research, innovation, and implementation.
- Learn to Teach Higher Order Thinking Skills Using Corgi
Friday, February 7, 9:45 am – 10:30 am PT
Presenters: Jose Blackorby, Cara Wojcik, Sung Park
The 21st century demands that all citizens develop and use higher-order thinking skills in education and work. CORGI is a Google app that supports the development of such skills by using the KUCRL Strategic Instruction Model within an innovative, scalable technology and Google Classroom.
- Research-to-Practice Connections: SNUDLE — Supporting All Learners in Science Inquiry
Friday, February 7, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
Presenters: Tracey Hall, Kristin Robinson, Kim Ducharme, and Jose Blackorby
Join us and experience a digital science notebook, SNUDLE developed by CAST. Participants will see and explore SNUDLE, a science inquiry notebook based on universal design for learning (UDL), designed to engage students and lower barriers to participation and learning. Bring your device and play and learn with SNUDLE helping teachers in preparing learners to deepen science understanding, particularly among students with disabilities.
- Journey Mapping in Education: Deepening Insights for Educators and Researchers
Poster Session: Friday, February 7, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm PT
Presenters: Kim Ducharme, Tracey Hall, and Kristin Robinson
Learner needs are as varied as their fingerprints. Using storytelling and visualization, journey mapping is a perfect tool for investigating that variability and is well aligned to the universal design for learning (UDL) framework, research, and design. Roll up your sleeves and learn how you can add journey mapping to your professional toolkit.
- 21st Century STEM Learners: Supporting Career Exploration and Readiness for Opportunity Youth
Friday, February 7, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT
Presenters: Tracey Hall & Cara Wojcik
Digital tools are altering what is possible. Session participants will experience this UDL-designed tool STEMfolio, created to support opportunity youth working in rebuilding their engagement and development of STEM skills and capacities relevant to diverse postsecondary education/training and employment pathways. Bring your digital devices and experience STEMfolio first hand.
- Overcoming Barriers: Priorities, Practices, and Resources for Effective Implementation of Assistive Technology (Multi-Presentation Session)
What ExCITES Us? Increasing Accessibility with AT, IT, and AEM
Friday, February 7, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT
Presenter: Sherri Wilcauskas
This session will present educators, administrators, and parents with an overview of federal investments to help create an integrated technology ecosystem where assistive technologies, instructional technologies, supporting policies and practices, and accessible educational materials are used in complementary and synergistic ways to help all children, especially those with disabilities, succeed in school and in life.
- SNUDLE for the 21st-Century Learner: Digital Science Notebook for All Learners
Poster Session: Saturday, February 8, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm PT
Presenters: Tracey Hall, Kristin Robinson, Jose Blackorby, and Jen Yu
Digital tools are altering what is possible for learners. Participants will learn and experience SNUDLE, a science inquiry notebook based on universal design for learning (UDL), designed to engage students and lower barriers to participation and learning. Bring your device and experience SNUDLE preparing learners to deepen science understanding, particularly among students with disabilities.