UDL Presenters’ Academy

A CAST Institute

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

Three women and two men at an institute.

This boutique-style institute, which is limited to 21 participants, is designed to help educators build professional development capacity within their own school, district, college, or university. In this institute participants will be coached on strategies to deliver introductory UDL content as a UDL facilitator. Because every classroom, school system, and higher ed organization is different and because there is variability within systems, the implementation of UDL in a particular organization will be unique. Having presenters from within an organization lead UDL content delivery and discussion can help align specific initiatives and school processes to the UDL framework. In addition, the UDL presenter can facilitate scaling and optimizing UDL within their organization. It is recommended that participants for this institute already have an understanding of UDL.

Using the UDL framework and its practical guidelines, participants will gain:

▪ Strategies for presenting UDL background to colleagues
▪ Tips for building Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) around UDL
▪ Tools to support lesson development and action planning
▪ Resources to deepen understanding of the research behind UDL and the UDL Guidelines
▪ Examples of organizations that have implemented UDL and the strategies that they used to implement UDL effectively

Upon completion of the institute, participants will receive an official CAST certificate. 

To learn more about this institute, contact Madeline Reggiannini at maddie@cast.org.


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“I feel that I am ready to share with others what UDL is and how it can be implemented.”

Presenters' Academy Participant


May 9-10, 2019 – Currently full. Add your name to the waiting list. 


9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


The Presenters’ Academy takes place at CAST in Wakefield, MA (scroll down for driving directions).

Registration Fee

A 10% discount is offered to teams of three or more people from the same institution.


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 10 business 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 10 days of the institute cannot be refunded (this includes no-shows). Substitute registrations are encouraged. Please email Madeline Reggiannini at maddie@cast.org if you need to cancel or substitute your registration.