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Dr. David Rose Named to National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) Working Group

November 2, 2009
Contact: Janet Gronneberg
jgronneberg [at] cast [dot] org
40 Harvard Mills Square, Suite 3
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel: 781-245-2212 ext. 275




Dr. David Rose Seeking Input From the Field

Wakefield, Mass., November 2, 2009—The U.S. Department of Education has named David Rose, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of CAST, to a technical working group charged with developing a new National Educational Technology Plan that guides the use of information and communication technologies in transforming American education.

The plan will provide a set of concrete goals that can inform state and local educational technology plans as well as inspire research, development, and innovation.

Dr. Rose is among a number of distinguished educators, researchers, state and district education technology leaders, and policymakers who are working together to support the development of the plan.  “I am honored to be included in this distinguished group,” says Dr. Rose.

“I want to represent the needs of all learners but especially those who are marginalized by the general education curriculum—students with disabilities, English language learners, and so forth. It is essential that the plan reflect the diversity of students in today’s classrooms and recognize that diversity as a strength of our educational system rather than merely a challenge.”

Dr. Rose is seeking your feedback on any relevant reports, effective technology tools, or exemplary programs, activities or curricula that are designed to include and benefit all students.

To submit comments and learn more about the Plan, visit the National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) website:

Or, if you wish to send your feedback directly to Dr. Rose, please visit this survey:

In an effort to reach out to the field, Dr. Rose will also be hosting a webinar:

A Conversation about the National Educational Technology Plan
      Wednesday, November 4th from 4:00-5:00 EST
      (This link will become active 15 minutes prior to the start of the session)

Description: Join David Rose, Co-Founder of CAST, for a conversation about the National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) and his role on the Plan's working group. Comments from participants will be welcomed and encouraged.

Finally, be sure to follow David Rose and CAST on Facebook and Twitter for the latest on CAST and the NETP:

About CAST
Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its development of innovative learning resources and for articulating the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for creating inclusive educational environments. For more information, go to

Last Updated: 03/11/2011

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