Research, Design, & Development
As part of our mission to bust all barriers to learning, CAST researches, designs, and develops innovative solutions to make education more inclusive and effective. We do so by applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning, a framework rooted in the learning sciences. CAST routinely partners with leading research organizations, institutions of higher education, corporations, and foundations to pursue this work.
We're helping to create more accessible and universally-designed tools for the NSF AISL Resource Center.
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 how we're equipping educators with data to address student variability across cognitive, social-emotional, and academic skills
We're designing sustainable, enhanced professional development for our universally designed digital science notebook.
Learn how we're supporting math learning through customized and adaptive reading supports and scaffolds.
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.
We took what’s already great about graphic organizers and made them more flexible and accessible.
We're developing and researching a sustainable model for multigenerational making and learning that can support a STEM career trajectory.
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.