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.
We're building teacher capacity for literacy instruction across disciplines through Universal Design for Learning.
Learn how we're equipping educators with data to address student variability across cognitive, social-emotional, and academic skills
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.
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.
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 developing and researching a sustainable model for multigenerational making and learning that can support a STEM career trajectory.
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 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.
Supporting community and technical colleges in developing and maintaining accessible materials and practices.
Together we will transform the digital learning landscape so that everyone has a chance to engage in and succeed in digital learning.
We're supporting New Hampshire educators in building and sustaining a state-wide model for UDL implementation.
Supporting the development of systems that not only include more students with cognitive disabilities, but meet each learner's needs in meaningful ways.
We're framing the future of learning and technology by bringing together educational technology, information technology, and assistive technology.
As an extension of our Writer's Key tool, we're building a professional learning ecosystem to support more effective writing instruction.
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.
We took what’s already great about graphic organizers and made them more flexible and accessible.
Helping teachers use science notebooks to support student science knowledge, motivation for science, and sensemaking.
Our UDL science notebook was used in classrooms across the United States, supporting 4th grade students' science learning.
Ensuring science assessments are truly inclusive of all learners, including those with significant cognitive disabilities.
Our STEMfolio tool leverages mobile technologies and competency-based progress monitoring to help youth develop STEM interests and skills.
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.
We're partnering with CTE programs in NH to support hands-on teaching in remote and hybrid environments
Learn how CAST is helping build stronger career pathways for New Hampshire students in outdoor recreation.
Bringing our e-portfolio work into CTE programs so students can show what they know in new ways.
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.