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CAST has partnered with Arizona State University to develop and evaluate the impact of a professional learning ecosystem to support 7th and 8th-grade teachers in providing more effective writing instruction to students with high-incidence disabilities.
B. Dalton & A. S. Palincsar, 2013
The authors describe the empirical and theoretical roots of the Reading to Learn program of research conducted by CAST and the University of Michigan, which was designed to investigate the metacognition and learning of upper elementary ...
CAST offers recommendations to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to improve its proposed accommodations for students with disabilities who take PARCC’s large-scale assessment. The accommodations in question concern writing.
Senior Policy Analyst, Emeritus
A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl accrued extensive experience in advising education stakeholders—including states, district leaders, publishers, and policymakers—on how to make learning environments and products more effective and inclusive for all.
Dr. James D. Basham is a Senior Advisor at CAST and founder of the Universal Design for Learning - Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN). He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas.
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist & Project Director
As a Senior Technical Assistance Specialist & the CITES Project Director, Christine Fox directs the planning and implementation of CITES activities.
AASA Lead Superintendent for Social-Emotional Learning
On July 1, 2015, Dr. Sheldon H. Berman assumed the superintendency of the Andover Public Schools in Massachusetts, as their interim superintendent for 2015-16...
Teachers, education leaders, and other professionals, including educational technology companies, can demonstrate their knowledge, application, and incorporation of UDL by earning a credential or product certification from CAST.
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.
As an Implementation Specialist for the California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy (CCIL), Elise Gee Yerkey partners with educators in Los Angeles County and throughout the state to infuse UDL practices into classroom instruction.