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

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


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


What’s Happening in Classrooms: Sept. 29 Edition

I had another amazing week diving into classrooms and experiencing learning with our students. This week, I spent time in the math and science wing at the high school and a full day alongside our littlest learners at Boutwell. While at the HS, I walked into Mr. MacDonald’s Algebra class while the class was taking a … read more


Teachers: Winter PD Book Club!

Don’t miss out on Groton-Dunstable’s newest PD rage – the PD book club. The premise is simple: browse our offerings, send Katie Novak or Leslie Wickfield an email requesting a title, receive it in intradistrict mail, read at your leisure, complete the final project and voila!, you earn 10 PDPs. The fall book club resulted … read more