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Skinny Books Series

Skinny Books by CAST address critical topics of education practice through brief, informative publications that emphasize practical tips and strategies.

“With the CAST Skinny Books series, we are listening and responding to our readers,” says David Gordon, Editor & Publisher of CAST Professional Publishing. “Educators told us they want short, resource-packed books that could be read in one sitting but would serve as a handy reference for years to come. Our tagline, Don’t tell me everything, just give me the skinny!, is the busy educator speaking.”

We talk about these books as “multivitamins”—densely packed with helpful knowledge in a small, digestible format. Titles will address topics such as math education, arts in education, formative assessment, teaching ELLs, tips for improving the college classroom, and much more!

Every Skinny Book will be in tune with the inclusive principles of Universal Design for Learning, but not every title needs to address UDL specifically. For those that do, the authors may assume readers have a knowledge of UDL already, as we’ve done in the first Skinny Book Learning on the Go.

For an introduction to UDL, check out one of the many titles in our catalog or the free multimedia version of Universal Design for Learning: Theory & Practice.

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Art for All

In this one-of-a-kind book, artist and teacher Liz Byron demonstrates how to design lessons and instruction in the visual arts using the inclusive principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

L. Byron
2018

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Learning on the Go

In Learning on the Go, Luis Pérez provides savvy tips and strategies to turn the iPad’s transformative potential into effective classroom practice.

L. F. Pérez
2018

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UDL Navigators in Higher Education

Jodie Black and Eric J. Moore share strategies and resources for introducing UDL to postsecondary systems that can be transferred and tailored to address the particular needs, culture, and values of your setting.

J. Black & E. J. Moore
2019

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Using Formative Assessment to Improve Student Outcomes in Classrooms

Michael W. Connell shows how to incorporate formative assessment into different teaching methods and settings, such as flipped classrooms, programmed instruction, and more.

M. W. Connell
2019

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