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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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Design the Future With Us

Join us for the 7th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: The Future Designed, July 28–30, 2021, online and on-demand. Register with five or more colleagues and get a team discount!

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We have some exciting new opportunities at CAST, including one to help shape and lead CAST's research and development, and another to work with our professional learning team in California.

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CAST Welcomes Three ASPIRE Scholars

The ASPIRE program hosted by George Mason University helps prepare selected special educators for leadership positions in the field.

Monday, April 26, 2021

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CAST Announces Stakeholder Council for UDL Rising to Equity

Meet the Stakeholder Council members for UDL Rising to Equity: Reenvisioning the UDL Guidelines.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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CAST Partners with KU to Improve Technology Use in Special Education

The Center for Innovation, Design & Digital Learning (CIDDL) will connect researchers, educators and higher education faculty across the country to improve the use of technology in special education.

Monday, March 15, 2021

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The 7th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: The Future Designed

Join us for a virtual learning and networking experience filled with conversations that elevate our thinking around UDL and the future designed.

Wednesday, July 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021

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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, August 12 – Friday, August 13, 2021

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UDL101: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

This online course is designed for anyone interested in the theory and practice of UDL. While many of our examples are K-12 focused, higher education faculty are welcome and encouraged to take this course to learn about UDL theory and consider how to apply it to their curricula.

Monday, September 13 – Monday, December 13, 2021

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