The Acceleration Roadmap is a tool for teachers and leaders in Massachusetts to support acceleration of student learning in the 2021–22 school year. While all students were impacted during the 2020-21 school year, the pandemic exacerbated many existing inequities and opportunity gaps. This roadmap is designed to provide a focused and phased approach to supporting students as they return to school in the new academic year. Below you will find two versions, one designed specifically for classroom educators and one for building administrators.
The Drop-in Professional Development sessions for school leaders builds off of the professional learning sessions DESE and TNTP provided over the Summer of 2021. Prior to attending your first session, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the resources from the summer series on this page.
During the first 90 minutes of each session, school leaders will alternate between experiencing the new learning as a teacher and as a building leader. This time will be spent focused on the instructional topic, along with interwoven themes such as key conditions for accelerated learning, mindsets, and making connections to how the learning will best serve diverse student groups and their unique needs. The final 30 minutes of each session will be spent processing the learning experience in small groups and brainstorming with peers (by grade band) how they will take the learnings back to their schools. During this processing period, participants will plan for how they can begin to apply and cultivate new practices in their own school, discuss the implications of these practices, and brainstorm how to monitor and track teachers' growth and improved student outcomes.
Acceleration Roadmap: Leader Self-Assessment
Acceleration Roadmap: Educator Self-Assessment
Accelerate, Don't Remediate
Use the links below to view recordings of the 2021 summer series implementation support sessions.
All Means All — Acceleration for Students with Diverse Learning Needs
Establishing a Sense of Belonging for Students and Families
Diagnosing and Planning for Unfinished Learning
Prioritizing Strong Instruction
Developing Your Teachers & Leaders
Establishing A Sense of Belonging for Students and Families
Last Updated: October 14, 2021
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH): Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for schools
Parents and guardians questions can be directed to COVID19K12ParentInfo@mass.gov
District and school staff's questions can be directed to: Reopeningk12@mass.gov
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