CAST Newsletter: May 2020
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A week-long watch party with your #UDLfam

The 2020 UDL-IRN International Summit On Demand

Tickets for the 2020 Summit On-Demand are available and waiting for you. The virtual live event will be held June 1–5 with both synchronous and asynchronous content. But it doesn’t stop there… all of the recorded content will continue as an on-demand experience for months to come.

Reserve your spot

Unexpected opportunities for student success

Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems

CITES, the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems, is exploring what works when we bring together education technology, information technology, and assistive technology for students with disabilities. Join the CITES team as we host a panel of educators from the field to share student successes in distance education and opportunities to change education delivery for the better.

Join us

The CAST UDL Symposium is going virtual!

The 6th Annual CAST Symposium UDL Rising Designing for Equity

This year’s virtual UDL Symposium will highlight promising work taking place in the field and will also serve as a forum to co-create a vision for how to more explicitly develop UDL as a framework for designing equitable learning opportunities for all. Join us for a learning and networking experience filled with connected conversations that elevate our thinking around UDL Rising: Designing for Equity.

Learn more & register

Your UDL Journey

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In Your UDL Journey: A Systems Approach to Transforming Instruction, co-authors Patti Kelly Ralabate and Elizabeth Berquist draw on their years of experience to provide a guide for adopting UDL as the conceptual framework for an entire system — not just individual classrooms. Warm and collegial, UDL Journey addresses challenges in learning design, instructional planning, professional development, resource allocation and reflection.

Order your copy today!

Middle school ELA teachers, we need you

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CAST is gearing up to work with 7th and 8th grade ELA instructors with our enhanced Writer’s Key tool designed to support students in informational and argumentative writing.
  • Students practice writing, access support, and get peer feedback
  • Teachers get research-based, hands-on, supported professional development
  • Teachers participate and grow strategies in professional learning communities

Interested in helping out? Contact Alison Driscoll.

Learn more about the project

Earn your UDL Credential this summer

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As part of earning the UDL Level 2 credential, discuss how the design of a real-world scenario anticipated variability and reduced barriers. Use the UDL Knowledge Statements and the UDL Guidelines as resources to discuss how the intentional design for learning can meet the needs of all learners.

Get started

Become an AEM State

Apply Today! National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

The AEM Center at CAST is seeking five states to create a national AEM Cohort. If selected, your team will receive individualized support and coaching from the AEM Center’s team of Technical Assistance Specialists over a four-year partnership. Together, we’ll implement high leverage and evidence-based practices for building statewide and local systems for the timely provision and effective use of accessible materials and accessible technologies for all learners who need them. State applications are due Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Apply today

Are you supporting students with additional needs in remote learning environments?

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Benetech, Bridge Multimedia and CAST are joining forces to bring you an "unconference" with support from the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and the Institute of Education Sciences. Throughout the day participants will have the chance to experience lightning presentations and panel discussions from field experts on how to support students with additional needs as they navigate distance learning and take on summer vacation in these turbulent times. If you are a student, parent or teacher, then this unconference is for you.

Register today

We’re here to help

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At CAST, we understand the challenge you and your colleagues face: to create and implement emergency remote and distance learning that truly leaves no one behind.

Our team of experienced educators and researchers are working every day during this crisis with states, districts, schools, community-based programs, institutions of higher education, companies, and nonprofits to support inclusive learning. We’re here to help you accomplish your goals.

Let's work together
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