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Stories From Our Work

The best parts of our work generate questions, conversations, and stories to share with each other. They also give insight into how we innovate, the challenges we face, and how we address those challenges.

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Explore Stories from CAST Authors

Learn about the educators publishing with CAST, their motivations, and their experiences implementing Universal Design for Learning.

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UDL Spotlight

Are you seeking examples of Universal Design for Learning in action? Learn from our partners—in their own words—about the impact UDL brings to their work.

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Universal Design for Learning: One School's Journey

Are you ready to bring UDL beyond your classroom? Explore one school's three-year journey from learning UDL basics to UDL collaboration school-wide.

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Using Data to Transform Instruction

Schools, districts, and educators collect data constantly. How can we use that data to effectively transform instruction through UDL?

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Moving Toward Intentional Design

How do "random acts of teaching" become intentional, goal-directed, and responsive to student needs?

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Bringing Together Different Perspectives

Find out how collaboration can be the key ingredient for effective and successful UDL implementation.

More About CAST

Sometimes the best way to learn more about what we do, why we do it, and how we do it, is by telling a story.

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CAST Teams Up with Rural California Schools to Build Bridges for Learning & Healing

We're supporting districts in northern California to recover after learning loss as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic compounded with the devastating wildfires in that region.

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CAST Partners with New Hampshire Prisons to Apply UDL to “Choose Love” Curriculum

What happens when we redesign a curriculum to meet the needs of incarcerated adult learners?

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World Vision, Illustrative Math Use CAST Curriculum Review to Make Learning More Accessible

We partner with organizations designing learning experiences and materials to review and provide support in making their products more accessible and universally designed.

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Unlearning: Brain Science, UDL, and Practical Steps to Change Your Mindset and Classroom

Sometimes it's just as important to unlearn as it is to learn, especially when it comes to changing your beliefs and practice with UDL.

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CAST Helps New Hampshire Educators Create Innovation Network to Improve Access for All Learners

We're bringing UDL to the entire state of New Hampshire so that all learners have the opportunity to grow and thrive.

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New Hampshire Educators Pivot Easily Before, During and After COVID with UDL Network

When times are uncertain and unpredictable, a UDL mindset can help educators and administrators weather the storm.

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Connecting Opportunity Youth to STEM Careers Through an Innovative Platform

Learn about CAST Efolio, a mobile-first e-portfolio platform where learners can explore supportive resources and demonstrate competencies in various contexts.

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Co-Design Concept Helps CAST Build Solutions for Teachers & Learners

Learn how we leverage the “collective creativity” from all stakeholders in an educational setting to brainstorm new ideas and innovations to help make learning more inclusive.

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Clusive, CAST’s Latest Literacy Tool, Engages Learners with More Flexibility and Better Access

We're building a better learning environment to help struggling readers build skills independently.

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Ensuring Universal Access to Technical College Education

Find out how we're helping to attract a larger and more diverse group of talent to advanced technology programs.

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UDL Innovation Through a Collaborative Learning App Design Challenge

How might we remove barriers to makerspace experiences and support positive outcomes for learners?

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Making Algebra Learning Fun & Effective

Our challenge was to take traditional algebra instruction concepts and make them more engaging and effective.

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UDL On Campus: A Postsecondary Resource

What does UDL implementation look like in a postsecondary setting? What do postsecondary institutions and educators need to implement UDL?

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A Shining Pioneer

Meet Caroline Horvitz and her father, former CAST board member, Jeffery Horvitz, and find out how CAST helped bust barriers to learning for this amazing young woman.

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Understood: Making an Online Resource for Families

Caregivers of the 1 in 5 children who struggle with learning and attention issues need practical tools, expert advice, and community to share stories and learn from others.

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My Own Pioneer

According to former board president, Joanne Patton, CAST had the dreams and the professionalism to help her son George grow his confidence as a learner and communicator.

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UDL Theory & Practice: Moving from Printed Books to a Digital River

We composed the content with a digital-first mindset and offer the printed book as a supplement to the digital version.

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More than 45 Organizations Work Together to Promote UDL in Policy

The National UDL Task Force successfully advocated for the inclusion of UDL in the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and other policy directives.

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