UDL Implementation Academy

A CAST Institute

Prerequisite: CAST’s Introduction to Universal Design for Learning Institute or
UDL1, UDL101, or UDL101A online course

4 College students in a classroom

Are you inspired by UDL and hoping to see it spread in your own setting? This boutique-style institute, which is limited to 21 participants, is designed for passionate educators who are already familiar with the UDL framework and are looking to implement it in their school or district. Learn about the phases of UDL implementation, analyze where your current school or district is in the process, and create a plan for moving forward. You will spend two full days workshopping your ideas, seeking out and giving feedback, and readying yourself for the next steps in your UDL journey. Groups and individuals are welcome.

Participants in this session will:

  • Explore the systems and infrastructure that support UDL implementation
  • Practice protocols that support the scaling of UDL
  • Determine areas for growth in your own setting
  • Set short- and long-term goals
  • Design an implementation plan

To learn more about this institute, contact Patrice Morrison at pmorrison@cast.org


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COVID-19 Updates for CAST/UDL-IRN Events

Fall: October 29 – 30, 2020


9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


You will have the option to register and attend the event in-person or tune in live, virtually. You can select your preference on the Registration page. 

The in-person Implementation Academy takes place at CAST in Wakefield, MA (scroll down for driving directions).

Registration Fee

$695 (in-person and online)
A 10% discount is offered to teams of three or more people from the same institution who register together.

Who Should Enroll?

Educators (general, special education, curriculum coordinators, administrators, instructional technology specialists, paraprofessionals, college and university faculty, adult education faculty and presenters, etc.) and teams of educators at all levels who are interested in learning about:

  • How to address the learner variability in every classroom and school
  • How to support students to become expert learners
  • Cutting edge research from the learning sciences
  • How to implement UDL strategies into their practice

This institute is also open to parents who are interested in learning about UDL and how it can benefit their children.

Getting to CAST

The institute is offered at CAST in Wakefield, Massachusetts.  Located just 10 miles north of Boston, Wakefield is conveniently located at the intersection of two major highways (I-93 and I-95/128), and is easily accessible by commuter rail (MBTA) from Boston. Wakefield is also less than 20 miles from the charming seaside communities of the North Shore.

Travel and Hotel

Be sure to arrange your own transportation and hotel. If arriving by air, please use Boston’s Logan Airport.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be made 14 days prior to the first day of the institute. A full refund, minus a $35 processing fee, will be issued at that time. Cancellations made within 14 days of the institute cannot be refunded (this includes no-shows). Substitute registrations are encouraged. Please email Patrice Morrison at pmorrison@cast.org if you need to cancel or substitute your registration.