Wednesday, February 13, 2019
CAST is proud to be named a Thought Partner of the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning in its inaugural year. The WW Academy, a new graduate school of education built in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offers teacher candidates a problem-based curriculum leading to a competency-based Masters of Education degree and licensure in math, biology, or chemistry.
CAST Curriculum and Design Specialist Allison Posey advises the 10 first-year fellows on how to plan for learner variability using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Posey, author of the new book Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning That Taps into the Power of Emotion (ASCD), is a nationally known expert in UDL.
The WW Academy aspires to develop a breakthrough model for teacher and school leader preparation and promises to share its work on an open-source basis with college and university partners.