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Through our learning events, CAST and the UDL-IRN connect participants from preK–12, higher education, workforce, and informal learning environments with  experts who understand how to reach learners in the most effective way possible.

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The 7th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: The Future Designed

Join us for a virtual learning and networking experience filled with conversations that elevate our thinking around UDL and the future designed.

Wednesday, July 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021

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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning: Addressing the Variability of All Learners

Learn the core concepts and foundations of UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and how to support flexible, inclusive instruction.

Thursday, August 12 – Friday, August 13, 2021

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UDL101: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

This online course is designed for anyone interested in the theory and practice of UDL. While many of our examples are K-12 focused, higher education faculty are welcome and encouraged to take this course to learn about UDL theory and consider how to apply it to their curricula.

Monday, September 13 – Monday, December 13, 2021

CAST Free Webinar Series

Access our free webinar archives

CAST offers free webinars to the public that focus on a variety of topics related to UDL and learning such as learner variability, lesson design, UDL implementation, and more!

For more information about the CAST Free Webinar Series, please contact Allison Posey.

UDL-IRN Events

The UDL-IRN Summit is a place to connect with professional family and share ideas and passions to further ignite creativity for expanding UDL practices in our circles of influence

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Learn more about UDL-IRN Events

The UDL Implementation & Research Network (UDL-IRN) hosts and co-hosts conferences in United States-based locations and spreading internationally. This includes the UDL-IRN International Summit, regional in-person and virtual events, Network & Learn Series online events, and more.

There are several types of events the UDL-IRN is interested in hosting:

  • Ignite: The ignite event is focused on starting a UDL thought process within a specific region.
  • Capacity: A capacity event is focused on supporting the growth and development of UDL implementation within a specific region.
  • Sustainability: A sustainability event is focused on continuing the maintenance of UDL implementation within a region.
  • Blended: A blended event may combine more than one type of event (e.g., ignite, capacity, sustainability) based on the needs of a given region.
  • Targeted Summit or Gathering: Brings together a group of people around targeted needs. Examples might include a research event or an education leadership event.

Contact McKenzie Nicholis with inquiries about UDL-IRN events.

Annual CAST UDL Symposium

The UDL Symposium was such a great opportunity for me to ‘refresh’ my knowledge and understanding of UDL. With such diverse speakers and participants, I experienced UDL as interpreted through many different lenses and my knowledge was enhanced by the experiences and perspectives of all who attended. I love choice, and having choice of varied learning sessions supported my own personal interests and professional needs in UDL. Taking these three days to ‘live’ UDL was a great decision for me. This experience will really pay off in my work, and my future thinking about UDL.

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Learn more about the Annual CAST UDL Symposium

The Annual CAST UDL Symposium is an opportunity to go beyond the basics of Universal Design for Learning and explore the intersections between UDL and larger topics in the field of education. Past Symposia have explored learner engagement, building a UDL community, social justice, and learner empowerment.

Do you have questions about our Annual UDL Symposium? Contact Alie Berg.

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