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About CAST

CAST is a multifaceted organization with a singular ambition: Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. We do this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.

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The 2023 UDL-IRN Summit: 10 years of UDL community

UDL your way!

We're celebrating a decade of bringing together thousands of educators from around the globe to network, collaborate, research, share, and learn together about Universal Design for Learning. Join us in-person or virtually March 14–15, 2023 in Orlando, FL and online.

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Online Course

Universal Design for Learning in Postsecondary Education

Designed exclusively for higher education, this course includes strategies to remove barriers to learning for postsecondary students.

Monday, September 26 – Friday, November 18, 2022

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Online Course

DUA 101: un marco para abordar la variabilidad del alumno: teoría en la práctica

Este curso consiste en un conjunto de quince módulos introductorios que brindan una introducción al Diseño Universal para el Aprendizaje (DUA).

Tuesday, October 4 – Sunday, March 19, 2023

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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning: Addressing the Variability of All Learners

Learn the core concepts and foundations of UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and how to support flexible, inclusive instruction.

Thursday, October 6 – Friday, October 7, 2022

Stories From Our Work

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World Vision, Illustrative Math Use CAST Curriculum Review to Make Learning More Accessible

We partner with organizations designing learning experiences and materials to review and provide support in making their products more accessible and universally designed.

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CAST Helps New Hampshire Educators Create Innovation Network to Improve Access for All Learners

We're bringing UDL to the entire state of New Hampshire so that all learners have the opportunity to grow and thrive.

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Connecting Opportunity Youth to STEM Careers Through an Innovative Platform

Learn about CAST Efolio, a mobile-first e-portfolio platform where learners can explore supportive resources and demonstrate competencies in various contexts.

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CAST to Investigate How Outdoor Recreation Can Foster Positive STEM Identities and Pathways for Rural Youth

CAST and UNH have been awarded funding from the NSF AISL program to explore strategies that make STEM careers more attractive and accessible to teenagers in New Hampshire’s rural communities.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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CAST to Explore Using Drones to Get Rural Middle School Girls Interested in STEM Careers

Led by Principal Investigator Amanda Bastoni, PhD, of CAST’s workforce and career education team, the project is funded through NSF's iTEST program.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Joy Zabala Fellows in AT & AEM Named for 2022–2023

The Fellows will collaborate to develop, enhance, and disseminate assistive technology and accessible educational materials-focused practices designed to widen educational opportunities for struggling students.

Friday, July 1, 2022

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Join Our Team

We're seeking a Research Scientist and a Career & Technical Education (CTE) Trainer/Expert.

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