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CAST Researcher to Lead Equity, Inclusion Work at National CTE Group

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

We are excited to share that Amanda Bastoni, Educational Research Scientist at CAST, is the new inclusion, access, equity, and diversity (IAED) coordinator for the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE). In this volunteer role, Bastoni will oversee IAED program activities and professional development services for career and technical education (CTE) leaders.

At CAST, Bastoni focuses on increasing equity and access for special populations in CTE, leading innovative projects that expand opportunities for learners who might otherwise be left behind.

Learn more about Amanda Bastoni’s role in an interview for Techniques

Visit a sampling of Bastoni’s projects:

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Choose Love & UDL: Bringing Social Emotional Learning into New Hampshire Prisons

We're helping to make the Choose Love™ curriculum more flexible and barrier-free for learners in the NH corrections system.

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Reimagining Online Training: Using UDL to Support Adult Basic Education Teachers

We're supporting educators in effectively teaching and supporting neurodiverse adult learners interested in pursuing postsecondary programs.

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Learning Outside the Box: Co-Developing a CTE Pathway in Outdoor Recreation

Learn how CAST is helping build stronger career pathways for New Hampshire students in outdoor recreation.

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