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


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


2018-2019 Kindergarten Orientation Information

When: Thursday, March 1st from 6:30-7:30 Where: Swallow Union, 522 Main St., Dunstable, MA 978-649-7281 Florence Roche, 342 Main St., Groton, MA 978-448-6665 Do you have questions about the Kindergarten curriculum, buses, extended day options, or other details related to Kindergarten?  The Groton-Dunstable Regional School District would like to announce that there will be a … read more


Florence Roche Building Grant Update

Dear Parents and Guardians, We are pleased to share the following information with you: The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Board voted unanimously on December 13th to move Florence Roche Elementary School forward in the school building grant program process. This past year, there were over 130 applicants to the MSBA grant program of which … read more

December 21, 2017 - Posted in: District

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


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


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