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Allison Posey

Senior Content Editor & Producer
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Allison Posey participates in the development of content and materials that support all learners through the implementation of Universal Design for Learning. She leads professional learning programs and the development of UDL credentials in order to integrate current understandings from brain science about learning into instructional practices. She also hosts the CAST free webinar series and is the author of Engage the Brain: How to design for learning that taps into the power of emotion (ASCD).

Prior to coming to CAST, Allison was a life science teacher in high school and community college settings, teaching courses such as genetics, anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience, and psychology. She received a degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education where she also worked as a teaching fellow for courses such as Educational Neuroscience and Framing Scientific Research for Public Understanding. She holds a Certificate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute of Art.

Van Gorp quote

My Inspiration

I like this quote as it evokes the image of a paintbrush to emphasize the essential role of emotion for components of learning.


M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.S., James Madison University
Certificate in Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Selected Publications

Posey, A. (2018). How to Support the Emotional Link to Learning, ASCD Express, 13 (19).

Nelson, L.L. (2019). A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice. CAST Publishing

Posey, A. (2019) Quick Reference Guide: The Brain and Learning, ASCD. 

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