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Summer Math Recommendations 2018

Dear Students and Parents.  Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the outdoors, spend time with your family, read some great books AND… do some math!  These activities can be embedded in your daily routines, a choice of what you engage in, and something that you enjoy! Click Here for more information!    

UDL Greatness 2018

GDRSD is an International Destination for UDL Greatness

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, three professors from the University of Teacher Education Fukuoka in Japan visited the northeast to observe excellence in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In addition to visiting CAST, the founding organization of UDL in Wakefield, MA, Charlestown High School, and Concord-Carlisle High School, Drs. Nishiyama, Noutomi, and … read more

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GDRMS Receives STEM Career Pathway Capacity Grant

“It is essential that we engage our students ... in science, engineering, computer science” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

Groton/Dunstable, Massachusetts – Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School (GDRMS) announced today that it has received a grant to offer high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs from Project Lead The Way (PLTW). PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers through pathways in computer science, engineering and … read more

My Week in Classrooms = (Literally) on FIRE

As I shared in a previous post, we have some amazing colleagues who are willing to share their classrooms with me as we collaborate to deliver universally designed lessons! Two weeks ago, Mrs. Marino, a third grade teacher at Swallow Union, shared her third grade students with me for a math lesson. We had an … read more

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My Week in Classrooms, November 3, 2017

I had another amazing week in classrooms visiting middle school south and Swallow Union in search of some great examples of UDL. As always, I saw more examples than I could share in a short blog, but here are some highlights! In many schools across the country, there is a focus on mindfulness and providing … read more

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Understanding the Next-Generation MCAS

Please review the PowerPoint presentation on, “Understanding the Next-Generation MCAS” from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Understanding the Next-Generation MCAS

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Information on MCAS Test Results

Dear Parent, This morning the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary schools released the results from the next-generation MCAS tests that were given in English language arts and mathematics to students in grades 3-8 in spring 2017. Due to the new testing format and scoring, the department provided us with the explanation below regarding some … read more

My Two Weeks in Classrooms – October 19, 2017

Had another amazing two weeks in classrooms, visiting Florence-Roche and the middle and the high school. There was so much to share about UDL that I could write a book, but since it’s a blog, you’ll only get a taste. Last week, we had two administrators from the Oconomowoc School District in Wisconsin come out to … read more