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Newsletter: March 22, 2014
New Leadership at CAST
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In January, CAST announced the appointment of Lisa Poller and Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann as Co-Presidents as it enters its 30th year. The appointment follows a national search of external and internal candidates. Read more...
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Webinar Recording Available
On Wednesday, February 26th, CAST hosted the first webinar of our free webinar series!  Focusing on the newly released Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice book, the webinar was a big hit!  If you missed it but would like to listen to the live recording, you can access it here.
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David Rose @ Towson
For those of you who are interested in digging deeper into issues of UDL and higher education, CAST's David Rose was recently a keynote speaker at Towson Univeristy in Maryland. Watch the full video here.

 
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Upcoming Free Webinar
Next up in our Free Webinar Series:  "A Discussion on UDL and Learner Variability".  On April 30th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST, Join Research Scientist Samantha Daley and other members of CAST's staff as they discuss the variability of learning and its implications for education. Learn more here.
 
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Online Courses
Looking to expand your knowledge this summer? CAST is offering two online courses running from June 17th through August 26th:  

Introduction to UDL

Deeper Engagment of All Learners - Motiviation and Emotion

 
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UDL Twitter Chats
Want to build your #UDL #PLN? If you have a Twitter account, join the worldwide conversation with educators, researchers, students and advocates all passionate about Universal Design for Learning. UDL Chat is held every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9-9:30PM on Twitter.  Join us for our next chat on Wednesday, April 2!
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Institutes 
CAST also is offering institutes this spring and summer!

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Addressing the Variability of All Learners
May 8-9, 2014
August 19-21, 2014

Deeper Engagement for All Learners: Motivation & Emotion in the UDL Classroom
July 17-18, 2014

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