CAST Newsletter: May 2021
CAST | Until learning has no limitsⓇ
Tweet Tweet
Share Share
Share Share
Pin Pin
Forward Forward

Design the future with us

The 7th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: The Future Designed. Live July 28 - 30 online and on demand.

After a year for the history books, what does the future of learning look like? What does it feel like? How can we universally design that future so that each learner is honored and able to thrive? Join us for a virtual learning and networking experience filled with connected conversations that elevate our thinking around UDL and the future designed.

Register for the CAST UDL Symposium

Want to help out with CAST’s research?

Research with CAST
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. You can help us by volunteering to be part of our research. You and your students will get exclusive access to one of our online tools in development, and your feedback will help shape future versions. How exciting is that?
We’re currently seeking 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade:
  • inclusive science classrooms
  • inclusive English language arts classrooms
  • inclusive social studies classrooms
Fill out our interest form

Inclusive technology systems require effective leadership

Image of young student holding a tablet
Effective technology leadership promotes the development of a balanced and inclusive technology infrastructure. The knowledge and skills of educational technology (EdTech) and assistive technology (AT) leaders offer are critical in the process. So what are these skills? Read the first two articles in our three-article series by Maggie Pickett, CAST Technical Assistance Specialist, highlighting five things each of these professionals need to know to increase their effectiveness in inclusive technology systems.
Learn more in our blog posts

Working on antiracism and UDL practices?

Antiracism Leadership Implementation Guide cover
A free Leadership Implementation Guide is now available to accompany Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning by Andratesha Fritzgerald! This concise Guide is designed to help school leaders leverage universally designed antiracist practices across their organizations. The Guide can also support book-study groups, postsecondary leadership courses, and independent study.
Download our free guide

AEM Center resources for summer learning

Screenshot of the AEM Center website
School vacation is a great time to build your accessibility skills, and the updated AEM Center website has fabulous resources to help you get started. Watch the recording from our recent “open house” webinar and let our AEM Center team guide you through the content and features of the AEM Center’s newly updated website. From vetting materials for accessibility to learning about options for personalization, we’ll help you become an access and inclusion champion for the next school year.
Access our open house

Learning outside the box

Image of person crossing a bridge, riding a bike and rowing a boat
What does outdoor recreation have to do with UDL? CAST partnered with Career and Technical Education directors and state level administrators to develop a new state-level CTE pathway in outdoor education in New Hampshire. We convened key stakeholders to help us identify the most critical competencies and industry credentials to make recommendations for this new career pathway and co-designed a work-based extended learning opportunity that students can use to explore the new program.
Come outside with us

Don’t just spend your ARP funds—invest them in your staff

Let CAST help you figure out how to use your district’s American Rescue Plan funds to jumpstart deeper learning in your school. Many of our students and staff are facing extra challenges, including learning loss, social-emotional concerns, and a widening equity gap. As you know, UDL is an evidence-based framework for achieving equitable outcomes for everyone, and CAST can help you address these challenges through UDL. Our professional learning team has options for short-term summer work and expanded opportunities to help you make positive, long-term changes with a one-time investment of ARP funds.
Partner with CAST
Follow CAST on Twitter
Like CAST on Facebook
Follow CAST on Instagram
Find CAST on LinkedIn
Subscribe to CAST on YouTube
Visit the CAST website
Copyright © 2021 CAST, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Not receiving our emails or are they appearing in your junk folder?
Add us to your address book" target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #1d59b5;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Add us to your address book