CAST Newsletter: Fall 2019
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It's back-to-school time for many educators and families, and CAST has your inspiration for the start of the school year.

Experience #UDLpower

The 5th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: Becoming Expert Learners
On August 7-9, over 350 educators descended upon Cambridge, MA for three days of becoming expert learners. Our 5th Annual UDL Symposium not only met expectations, it exceeded them with incredible keynotes, thoughtful facilitators, and amazing participants. Learn more and get a taste of the event as it unfolded.
Check out the round-up

AEM for all this school year

A group of students working together using various technologies, including laptops, tablets, and headsets
The AEM Center at CAST has some incredibly useful resources to make sure your back-to-school toolkit includes accessible materials and accessible technologies.
  • Personalizing the Reading Experience: This section of the AEM Center website focuses on the many built-in accessibility features that are now available across different platforms to help learners customize their reading experience.
  • Making Everyday Curriculum Materials Accessible for All Learners: This archived online course from the AEM Center will guide you in selecting, curating and creating accessible materials for the classroom.
  • AEM Quick Starts: Organized by audience, each Quick Start offers brief answers to the most commonly asked questions about AEM along with additional resources on the AEM Center website.
Visit the AEM Center at CAST

Want to experience UDL implementation?

UDL in Action: Columbus, Indiana | September 24-25, 2019

 Imagine yourself:

  • Visiting other classrooms and schools where UDL is already part of the learning design
  • Chatting with teachers and administrators who have been implementing UDL in your grade level or subject area
  • Experiencing UDL as a learner yourself and applying it to your own practice
Sound like the perfect professional learning to jump-start the school year?
Learn more & register

Enhance your learning space with a UDL Guidelines poster.

Illustration of three brains with one of the UDL networks highlighted on each

UDL Guidelines posters are now available for purchase! These 24" x 34" posters feature the latest version of the UDL Guidelines to support learning and implementing the UDL framework.

For a limited time only, save 20% on posters and more using the code CASTB2S19! Simply enter the code in the “marketing code” field during checkout on orders from our website. Email us for purchase orders.

Order a poster today!

UDL & Innovation in the Silicon Valley

Save the Date! April 7-9, 2020 for the 7th Annual UDL-IRN International Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA
We’re ramping up for our Seventh Annual UDL-IRN International Summit in Silicon Valley, CA on April 7th-9th, 2020. That means another year of UDL-centered conversations, networking, and learning. Join us for UDL Talks, pre-conference sessions, design labs and more… all with the goal of moving our field toward supporting ALL learners.
Learn more

Journey mapping brings new insights to the learning process.

Learn how CAST researchers use a storytelling and visualization technique called journey mapping with teachers and students to more deeply understand and reflect on the learning experiences in their classrooms.
Watch the video

We're creating digital tools to empower students.

CISL [sizzle /'sizel/] Center on Inclusive Software for Learning | | Illustration of a person looking at a tablet with highlighted text, thinking, "The highlighted key points help me get the important points quickly."
CISL, the Center on Inclusive Software for Learning, is working to develop a three-part suite of tools make digital educational materials accessible, flexible, and engaging for all students. Interested in learning more about this groundbreaking project?
Visit CISL

A Shining Pioneer

Caroline Horvitz receiving the 29 Who Shine Award from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick with her sign language interpreter standing by
When Caroline Horvitz was six years old, her father, former CAST board member Jeffrey Horvitz, enrolled her in the CAST Pioneer Program, an intensive effort to customize solutions for long-term clients with diverse learning needs. Though CAST has moved on from direct services for students, Caroline and Jeffrey's story remains at the heart of CAST's mission to build a world where learning has no limits.
Meet Caroline & Jeffrey
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