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Looking4UDL Video Contest' on UDL Connect! Learn More 
You're invited to learn more about the CAST Looking4UDL Video Contest launching today, January 5, 2015. See how you can share your effective UDL practices and win $500!

CAST Looking4UDL Video ContestTime: January 5, 2015 at 9am to February 27, 2015 at 5pm
Location: CAST Professional Learning
Organized By: CAST, Inc.

Event Description:
We’re looking for great examples of UDL in practice. Here’s YOUR opportunity to show what UDL looks like in your classroom, school, or learning environment. You or your team could win $500 and the chance to show the world how you're effectively infusing the UDL principles.
To enter, go to

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Universal Design for Learning:
From Theory to Practice

Tuesday, December 16
from 3:30 - 4:30 pm EST
Teacher at the front of a classroom
Join expert classroom educators Jon Mundorf (Naples, Florida) and Alexis Reid (Boston, Massachusetts) as they discuss the ways in which UDL helps them teach more effectively and reach more students. They'll discuss some of the challenges of applying UDL principles and share proven strategies for success. David Gordon, co-author of the 2014 bookUniversal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice, which featured both Jon and Alexis, will join them to talk about how the growing community of UDL practitioners is informing and shaping the theory. (Participants will receive a special limited-time discount on the book.)

CAST Professional Learning's Allison Posey will moderate.
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Free Webinars from CAST
Summer 2014 Feature:
UDL Now!
In UDL Now! Katie Novak offers practical insights and savvy strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework for inclusive education that aims to lower barriers to learning and optimize each individual’s opportunity to learn. Join Katie to discuss and ask questions related to her book. 

Chapters include:
  • The UDL Guidelines: A Planning Tool You Can’t Live Without
  • Recruiting and Engaging Students as UDL Partners
  • Two Types of Learning Standards and UDL Implementation
  • Choice Assignments: Expressing Knowledge in Endless Ways
  • Scaffolding: Setting the Bar High and Raising Students to It
  • The Best Ways to Teach Vocabulary
  • Using Student Feedback to Inform Instruction
  • Assessments, the UDL Way

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
Registration: Click here to register.
Past Webinar Recordings:

A Discussion on UDL and Learner Variability
"Individuals are unique and learn in ways that are particular to them. And in the past quarter century, science has elucidated the great variability of the human capacity to learn..." (p. 49, Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice). In this CAST Professional Learning webinar held on April 30, 2014, CAST’s David Rose and research scientist Samantha Daley discussed the variability of learning and its implications for education. Specifically, they discussed recent findings in variability of affective networks that are involved in engagement and impact learning and performance. View the webinar!

Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice, A Book Discussion
In this CAST Professional Learning webinar held on February 26, 2014, Anne Meyer, David Rose, and David Gordon discussed their new book: UDL Theory and Practice. View the webinar!

UDL Implementation: Are you ready?

In this CAST Professional Learning webinar held on December 13, 2013, Director of Implementation Dr. Patti Ralabate discusses the five phases of CAST’s UDL Implementation Process, describes what UDL implementation looks like, and shares CAST’s services and tools that support integrating UDL implementation with other initiatives, such as the Common Core State Standards. View the webinar!