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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. Grab your spot before May 1st for the early bird discount on your ticket price.

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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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Open House at the National AEM Center's New Website!

Let the AEM Center's technical assistance team introduce you to our new website.

2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, May 18, 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, June 7 – Monday, September 6, 2021

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CITES Framework Field Guide: Implementing Inclusive Technology Systems

Join the CITES team for this two-part virtual workshop series and receive a hands-on walk-through of the CITES Framework Field Guide. The Guide offers a systematic and data-based decision-making process for leaders.

3:00PM – 4:30PM ET on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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