Current & Past Projects
CAST investigates solutions to the most critical questions across preK–12, Higher Ed, and workforce, including questions related to equity, access, and outcomes. Building on an award-winning history, we co-design transformative solutions, improvement strategies, implementation systems and practices, and tools for learning.
Using job-embedded professional learning CAST and SEAL are examining the connections between the UDL Guidelines and the SEAL approach.
We're improving career and technical education across the state of Michigan by developing a shared professional development vision and a common student-centered language focused on inclusion and the UDL framework.
We're co-designing a training program that uses the UDL framework to weave together academic, social, and emotional learning strategies and best practices.
Learn more about our work with rural youth exploring connections with outdoor recreation and STEM careers.
Together with America Makes, CAST is working with educators and industry partners to create a free digital resource to attract individuals to career pathways in the additive manufacturing industry.
Find out how we're bringing UDL to Career & Technical Education educators across the state of Massachusetts.
We're broadening the participation of underrepresented populations in biofabrication and biomanufacturing using our Biofab Explorer and Eportfolio tools.
We're changing the conversation around who belongs in STEM learning and STEM careers.
We're helping to create more accessible and universally-designed tools for the NSF AISL Resource Center.
Learn how we're equipping educators with data to address student variability across cognitive, social-emotional, and academic skills
Our e-portfolio is helping develop research skills in undergraduate micro nano technology researchers.
We're supporting educators in effectively teaching and supporting neurodiverse adult learners interested in pursuing postsecondary programs.
The materials and resources are all designed to help CTE educators understand how they can use UDL to help learners sustain their effort and persistence.
We're building teacher capacity for literacy instruction across disciplines through Universal Design for Learning.
Learn how we're supporting math learning through customized and adaptive reading supports and scaffolds.
We're helping preservice education faculty in using edtech for more inclusive instruction.
We're designing sustainable, enhanced professional development for our universally designed digital science notebook.
We're working with California educators to design and deliver more inclusive literacy instruction.
Family engagement in the IEP process is essential. Learn more about our professional learning work in Massachusetts to ensure a more equitable IEP process.
We're developing and researching a sustainable model for multigenerational making and learning that can support a STEM career trajectory.
We're building a new model for instructional coaches, including new systems, resources, and microcredentials to impact student learning.
Corgi graphic organizers are great on their own, but we're making them even better with a suite of professional learning resources to support their use in the classroom.
Accessible materials are an essential component in UDL implementation. Learn how the AEM Center can help ramp up your accessible materials systems and practices.
We're framing the future of learning and technology by bringing together educational technology, information technology, and assistive technology.
We're supporting New Hampshire educators in building and sustaining a state-wide model for UDL implementation.
We're leading a UDL field-building initiative around credentials and certifications for educators and product developers.
Our past work influences our current work in meaningful ways. Resources developed during the course of a project provide insight into the way we work, and are often publicly available to the field of education and learning.
Together we will transform the digital learning landscape so that everyone has a chance to engage in and succeed in digital learning.
We're helping to make the Choose Love™ curriculum more flexible and barrier-free for learners in the NH corrections system.
We're helping design and deliver new online teaching and learning products that are engaging and fully accessible for Maryland's online learners.
Supporting community and technical colleges in developing and maintaining accessible materials and practices.
We took what’s already great about graphic organizers and made them more flexible and accessible.
Supporting the development of systems that not only include more students with cognitive disabilities, but meet each learner's needs in meaningful ways.
As an extension of our Writer's Key tool, we're building a professional learning ecosystem to support more effective writing instruction.
Bringing our e-portfolio work into CTE programs so students can show what they know in new ways.
Learn how CAST is helping build stronger career pathways for New Hampshire students in outdoor recreation.
We're partnering with CTE programs in NH to support hands-on teaching in remote and hybrid environments
Educators in New Hampshire's remote North Country are working with CAST on a Virtual UDL Video Club to share and explore ways of enhancing their practice.
Our STEMfolio tool leverages mobile technologies and competency-based progress monitoring to help youth develop STEM interests and skills.
Ensuring science assessments are truly inclusive of all learners, including those with significant cognitive disabilities.
Our UDL science notebook was used in classrooms across the United States, supporting 4th grade students' science learning.
Helping teachers use science notebooks to support student science knowledge, motivation for science, and sensemaking.
Learn more about our interactive professional learning on UDL and assessments through interactive video modules.
We're building a portable e-portfolio to help document young people's prior learning in competencies relevant to future apprenticeships.
We're building a more inclusive talent pool for futuristic fields as robotics, biofabrication, and hybrid electronics.
How do we design informal science learning challenges that are exhilarating, challenging, intensive, and fruitful?
Universally designed science content for incarcerated youth to broaden career horizons.
What would it look like if next generation learning technologies were designed by students, not just for them?
Our digital literacy environment was developed with UDL supports and scaffolds for struggling readers.
Does online learning work for students with disabilities?
What is stereotype threat and how can educators mitigate its effects?
Download the Stigma Consciousness Questionnaire-Learning Disabilities (SCQ-LD) developed as part of this work.
Whether your postsecondary learning is in-person or online, UDL on Campus has resources and tips for course and assignment development and delivery.
Composing informational and argumentative text can be a challenge. Writer's Key is up to the task.