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Add Universal Design for Learning to Your CTE State Plan

By including UDL as a component of training and as a lever for innovation, CTE administrators and leaders are improving and optimizing teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Photos of Aaron Marsters, Jayme Grant, Darla Ashton, Candace Hayden, Dr. Danalyn Workentin, and Megan Stewart

Joy Zabala AT & AEM Fellows Named for 2023–2024

The selected mentor/mentee pairs jointly create a work plan that reflects Joy's approach to inclusive education, focusing on assistive technologies and accessible educational materials.

Monday, August 14, 2023

CAST your vote! SXSW EDU Community Voting August 8 – 20, 2023. #sxswedu

Vote for CAST Submissions at SXSW EDU 2024

The panel voting period for SXSW EDU proposals runs from August 8–20, 2023. Help our staff bring UDL and inclusive design to this world-class conference!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Media Coverage

Find out what our CAST of Characters share through podcasts, articles, and more!

  • Article

    Why Effective IT Leadership Must Have Inclusive Technology Systems

    CAST Senior Technical Assistance Specialist & Project Director, Christine Fox and Samantha Reid, technology coordinator for Jenks Public Schools wrote this article for EdTech Magazine about the importance of inclusive technology systems.

    Read the EdTech Magazine article

  • Article

    How Universal Design for Learning helps students merge onto the “learning expressway”

    Nimah Gobir for MindShift interviews two CAST authors — Katie Novak & Andratesha Fritzgerald — and discusses UDL in terms of on-ramps (multiple means of representation), traffic patterns (multiple means of engagement), and off-ramps (multiple means of action and expression).

    Read the MindShift article

  • Article

    How a high school in North Conway is training students for jobs in NH’s growing outdoor tourism industry

    New Hampshire Public Radio highlights CAST's work in developing a customized e-portfolio to support learners' interest in outdoor recreation and translate those skills into STEM competencies.

    Read the NHPR article

  • Interview

    Serve, Lead, Effect Change

    The Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE) interviewed CAST Career & Technical Education Trainer Donald Walker as a leader of ACTE’s inclusion, access, equity and diversity (IAED) advisory group.

    Read the ACTE interview

  • Article

    How can schools ensure learning is accessible for all?

    K-12 Dive contributor Lauren Barack shares ways that instructional materials, technologies, and environments can be used in equitable ways, featuring CAST Technical Assistance Specialist Luis Pérez.

    Read the K-12 Dive article

  • Article

    Avoid burnout this fall by focusing on community care

    CAST author Nicole Tucker-Smith shares how to avoid teacher burnout this fall in this fabulous article in SmartBrief Education.

    Read the Smartbrief article

  • Article

    Doctoral Student Seeks to Expand Special Education Prep Programs in Higher Education

    The University of Arkansas News shared an article about doctoral student and CAST intern, Krystle Merry, highlighting her work with our Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems.

    Read the University of Arkansas article

  • Article

    3 keys to using UDL as a powerful antiracism tool

    Find out the keys to using UDL as a powerful antiracism tool in this fantastic contributed article by CAST author Andratesha Fritzgerald in District Administration.

    Read the District Administration article

  • Podcast

    Teaching Learning Leading K12: Bryan Dean

    In this episode of Dr. Steven Miletto's Teaching Learning Leading K12 podcast, CAST UDL Innovation Specialist Bryan Dean discusses what our most marginalized students can teach us about learning design.

    Listen to the Teaching Learning Leading K12 podcast episode

  • Article

    How to encourage teachers to embrace Universal Design for Learning

    Kara Arundel from K–12 Dive wrote this helpful article after attending CAST author Jennifer Pusateri's session at the 8th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: Learner Voice in late July 2022.

    Read the K–12 Dive Article

  • Article

    How to create inclusive learning environments with UDL

    CAST Technical Assistance Specialist Luis Pérez shares via eSchool News how the UDL framework can help teachers shape inclusive learning environments and can support K–12 leaders in implementing new programs.

    Read the eSchool News article

  • Podcast

    Think UDL: Career & Technical Education with Luis Pérez & Tracey Hall

    Listen to or read the transcript from LIllian Nave's Think UDL podcast episode featuring CAST Technical Assistance Specialist Luis Pérez and CAST Senior Research Scientist & Instructional Designer Tracey Hall, where they discuss UDL in career and technical education programs.

    Access the Think UDL episode

  • Article

    CAST's Cynthia Curry on supporting accessibility for all learners

    From McGraw Hill, CAST Director of Technical Assistance, Cynthia Curry, describes what drives her work.

    Read the McGraw Hill article

  • Podcast

    UDL Research in 15 Minutes: Tara Courchaine

    On Loui Lord Nelson's podcast, Tara Courchaine, the Chief Research and Development Officer at CAST, shares two programs that directly support classroom educators: The Accessible Educational Materials Center (the AEM Center) and the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES).

    Access the UDL Research in 15 Minutes podcast episode

  • Article

    Women Of The C-Suite: Lindsay Jones Of CAST On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive

    In this Women of the C-Suite interview with Sara Connell, learn about what drives CAST CEO LIndsay Jones and her advice for other women in leadership.

    Read the Sara Connell interview

  • Article

    Inclusive strategies in CTE courses improve student engagement

    In this article from K–12 Dive, author Kara Arundel speaks to CAST Educational Research Scientist Amanda Bastoni and CTE educators about how UDL implementation is a natural fit with CTE programs.

    Read the K–12 Dive article

  • Podcast

    Re-imagine The User

    In this podcast interview from Kevin Hogan at The Hogan Report (THR), CAST CEO Lindsay Jones shares her "cocktail party" definition of UDL and talks about how we all need to expand our minds when it comes to desigining student instruction.

    Listen to the THR podcast

  • Video

    10 Minutes with Barb & Ron

    Barb Gentille Green and Ron Rogers celebrated their 50th episode by interviewing CAST CEO Lindsay Jones. Find out what drew Lindsay to CAST, some common barriers she finds in education, and how UDL can address those barriers.

    Watch the video from Barb & Ron

  • Article

    5 Ways CTE Incorporates Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

    In this article from Tech & Learning, author Erik Ofgang discusses with CAST Educational Research Scientist Amanda Bastoni and CAST Technical Assistance Specialist Luis Pérez how UDL is often inherently employed by CTE instructors in their classrooms, offering lessons for all educators.

    Read the Tech & Learning article

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