Boston Public Schools Partners with Goalbook to Design Instruction for ALL

Ryan Ingram
Jun 6, 2018 · 6 min read
Principal Sean Guthrie with students at Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School.

“Goalbook has become an important part of our lesson planning. We want teachers to use it as a tool to create lessons that increase rigor, accommodate more students, and ensure vertical alignment. Goalbook makes this a more efficient and accurate process.”

— Sean Guthrie, Principal at Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School, BPS

Summary of Impact

Increasing the Rigor at BPS

BPS educators engaged in Goalbook’s professional development that focused on designing rigorous instruction.

What makes Goalbook professional development unique?

The “Can’t We All Just Get Along?” project in Goalbook Pathways is a rigorous project that integrates reading and writing standards with social and emotional learning.

Goalbook Pathways Resources Help Educators Deliver CDTs

Students wrote their own narratives about conflict resolution.

Goalbook Pathways Resources Help Educators Integrate UDL

Demonstration of scaffolded levels of support for the “Can’t We All Just Get Along?” project.

“I learned that even though administrators and content area experts know a great deal about UDL principles, using a tool like Goalbook as a resource is invaluable — because invariably we cannot know everything. I also learned that UDL by its very name, Universal, is for ALL students.”

— BPS School Leader

Expanding the Partnership and Impact

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