Learn About Our Services

Through its mission to make the methods, materials, and assessments of learning flexible and engaging, CAST Professional Learning provides practitioners with instructional design and teaching strategies to make curriculum more effective. Educators can benefit from a variety of online courses, onsite institutes, and other opportunities to expand and enrich their practice. Administrators can explore UDL and discover implementation strategies that support sustainable change. UDL experts can help pave the way to address system-wide solutions to meet the challenge of reaching the widest variety of learners in the most effective way possible.

Institutes

CAST offers a variety of Institutes, short- and long-term workshops, that take place at CAST or onsite in schools, districts, or institutions of higher learning. These face-to-face professional learning gatherings are interactive, experiential opportunities to assist educators in the development of action plans for the exploration, integration and implementation of UDL. These two- or three-day workshops provide participants with access to innovative tools for teaching and learning that they can use in their practice or share with their constituents for large-scale problem solving around curriculum and instructional design.

Online Learning

We offer educators an ever-expanding array of facilitated online courses. These learning environments enable collaboration locally and across the globe as participants deepen their understanding of UDL and apply it to practice. We offer online courses to individuals and groups–PreK-12, Higher Ed, and other educational organizations. Students of our online courses are also able to register for graduate credit from accredited universities that have partnered with CAST.

Speaking Engagements

CAST’s learning scientists, education researchers, curriculum developers, and other experts provide sought-after speaking engagements on a range of topics related to UDL. Depending on your needs, we can present highly engaging, informative, and inspiring keynote addresses, workshop presentations, and seminars for audiences large and small.

UDL Curriculum Consultation

CAST Professional Learning works with educational organizations to provide guidance, insight and ideas on designing curriculum and learning environments that model Universal Design for Learning.

UDL Customized Solutions

CAST’s Customized Solutions enable any educational organization to work closely with CAST UDL experts to identify issues and challenges; develop goals  and action plans for sustainable change;  facilitate discussions around how to build consensus among teams and cohorts; and implement professional learning solutions that make a difference.  Through our customized solutions we guide educators as they consider how to benefit from the UDL framework, whether you are developing awareness of UDL or are ready to implement.

UDL Implementation

 CAST’s Implementation services enable any educational organization to work closely with CAST UDL experts to identify needs and challenges, develop goals and action plans for sustainable change, build capacity for systemic change for UDL implementation, and infuse UDL into classrooms in a systematic and data-driven way.  Using our implementation guide and resources, CAST guides educator teams in the process of UDL implementation.