Mission and Operating Principles:
The Greater Boston Readiness Center (GBRC) is one of six regional, multipurpose, and collaborative centers that are focused primarily on improving the quality of teaching both across the education continuum and across Massachusetts.
Leveraging the collective expertise of higher education institutions, education collaboratives, early education, school districts, families, business and industry to support the highest quality teaching and learning at all levels is the mission of the GBRC. By bringing together stakeholders to learn from each other to provide professional development opportunities, content knowledge and pedagogy, alignment of curricula Birth – 20 years of age, and forums for the development and dissemination of best practices in teaching and assessment. The GBRC had developed a special focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) within its broader commitment to education, seeking to ensure that all learners are STEM-literate.
The GBRC supports implementation of initiatives from the Massachusetts Race to the Top and the Early Learning Challenge Grant including:
- Providing targeted professional development to educators related to new curricular and assessment tools, using data more effectively to assess student progress and improve instruction, and providing differentiated instruction to close achievement gaps among different groups of students.
- Increase vertical alignment of curricula and assessments across the educational continuum
- Implement strategies to increase college and career readiness.
- Improve the quality of educator and preparation programs.
- Expand the number of effective and culturally competent educators, particularly educators of color and those teaching STEM courses, English language learners, and students who receive special education services.
For a complete listing of educator trainings and workshops being offered, please click on events in the column at left.