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  • Graphic of the state of Michigan with two photos of learners and mentors in CTE environments

    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.

  • Statement
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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to request by the writers of the assessments aligned to Common Core standards for comments on drafts of the assessments. In this statement, CAST points out five areas where the assessments could be improved to make ...

  • Statement
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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to a request by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) for comments on its draft PARCC Accommodations Manual for the organization’s large-scale assessment. In this statement, CAST points out five areas where the assessments could be improved to make them more accessible and effective for learners, especially those with disabilities.

  • Photo of Susan Shapiro presenting at a learning event

    Learn about our partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Education to build a statewide web of educators interested in implementing the UDL framework in their classrooms.

  • Photo of Bryan Dean

    UDL Innovation Specialist

    Bryan Dean is an Instructional Designer and co-owner of DTour Professional Learning. Bryan has been working with hard-to-reach students with emotional impairments, conduct disorder, behavioral difficulties, and low interest for more than 16 years.

  • Webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Join Mindy Johnson, Director of Digital Communications and Outreach for CAST, to learn easy tips for making your social media posts more accessible and more usable by everyone.

  • Webinar
    Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach book cover

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Join CAST on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, for a free online workshop with Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson to discuss the challenges faced when educating ELs and the supports provided through Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning.

  • Webinar
    Let Them Thrive cover with photo of Katie Novak

    9:00AM – 10:00AM ET on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Join CAST on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 for a free online workshop with Katie Novak to discuss the most effective strategies for supporting all kids and using the UDL principles to unlock the doors to academic success.

  • Statement
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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s request for public comment about its Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines.

  • Presentation
    National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, VA

    Sunday, April 28 – Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Heading to the 2019 National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, VA April 28–May 2? Come say hi to some of our CAST staff who will be presenting and participating in this important event.

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