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Partner with CAST Using ARP Funds

We know many of you are thinking deeply about how to make the best use of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds.

To address the profound impact COVID has had on education, CAST has designed a suite of customized professional learning opportunities to help your district accelerate learning.

Many of you continue to face learning loss, social-emotional concerns, and a widening equity gap. As you know, Universal Design for Learning is an evidence-based framework for achieving equitable educational outcomes for all. Congress has approved the use of federal education funds in support of UDL for teacher professional learning and more under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Carl D. Perkins-V Act, and the Higher Education Act.

Your UDL & ARP Questions Answered

Learn more about the American Rescue Plan with education policy expert Laura Kaloi, former CAST CEO Linda Gerstle, and UDL Implementation Specialist Bill Wilmot.

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Our professional learning solutions will help you to:

  • Redesign systems and structures that enable students to continue grade-level work while filling in gaps
  • Restore a welcoming culture that supports the social, emotional, and academic learning of all learners no matter their pandemic experience
  • Assist educators in designing lessons and learning environments that are accessible to all learners regardless of where they are in the curriculum.

We offer guidance for short-term summer work that will get your district prepared to welcome students back to school in the fall, as well as longer-term professional learning opportunities that will help enable you to make permanent improvements with this one-time investment of ARP funds.

Learn more about what CAST can offer

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Professional Learning

CAST translates new discoveries into practices that make learning possible for more people in more places. Learn more about our professional learning work.

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Career & Technical Education

Our vision is for every learner to have engaging opportunities for career exploration and development and to access education and training environments designed with their needs in mind.

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Books & Media

CAST Professional Publishing produces books that help educators at all levels improve their practice—and change students’ lives—through Universal Design for Learning.

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Learning Credentials for Educators

Join the community, earn your UDL credentials and certifications, and meet other like-minded educators focused on Universal Design for Learning.

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Reach out to us today!

We can help you invest in your staff to address learning loss through Universal Design for Learning.

Email arp@cast.org

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