CAST Professional Publishing produces books that help educators at all levels improve their practice—and change students' lives—through Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners
The UDL Approach
by Patti Kelly Ralabate & Loui Lord Nelson
Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson—both influential early adopters of UDL—braid two “hot” frameworks, Culturally Responsive Teaching and UDL, to help teachers address the needs of English language learners in today’s classrooms.
Let Them Thrive
A Playbook for Helping Your Child Succeed in School and in Life
by Katie Novak
Bestselling author Katie Novak is back with an engaging UDL primer for parents, presenting the most effective strategies for supporting your children based on research and best practices in the learning sciences.
UDL: Moving from Exploration to Integration
Edited by Elizabeth Berquist
This collection of case stories edited by Elizabeth Berquist showcases the practical challenges and solutions of implementing UDL in systems, states, and schools.
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Online Training with CAST Professional Learning
We offer both facilitated and non-facilitated scheduled and self-paced online courses. Courses range in length from 5 to 15 weeks, and course topics include Introduction to Universal Design for Learning, UDL and Math, UDL and ELL, UDL and Affect, and UDL and Science. All scheduled courses are facilitated and run every spring, summer, and fall. Self-paced courses (both facilitated and non-facilitated) run continuously throughout the year. Participants can begin these courses at any time. Many of our online courses provide the option to register for graduate credit from accredited universities that have partnered with CAST.
Click here to view the full CAST Professional Learning online course catalog. To learn more about CAST online learning, contact Allison Posey, Professional Learning Associate, at 781-245-2212, ext 247 or by email For the rest of CAST Professional Learning’s services, please visit here.
UDL NOW! Revised
by Katie Novak
In this revised and expanded edition of the bestseller UDL Now! Katie Novak provides practical insights and savvy strategies for turning UDL principles into action. UDL Now! is a fun and effective Monday morning playbook for great teaching. Foreword by CAST Co-Founder David H. Rose!
Elevating Co-Teaching through UDL
by Elizabeth Stein
Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing inclusive learning environments, offers co-teachers structure and guidance in pursuing their goal to create successful learning environments for all students.
Universally Designed Leadership: Applying UDL to Systems and Schools
by Katie Novak and Kristan Rodriguez
The new Every Student Succeeds Act governing K-12 education in the United States defines and endorses Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework to help achieve greater opportunity and academic achievement for all learners.