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Members and Partner Organizations

The GBRC’s collaborative work has been made possible through grants from the Executive Office of Education, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Early Education and Care and the Department of Higher Education.

Regionally, the GBRC works with area Collaboratives, Institutions of Higher Education (public and private), District Superintendents, Regional Educator and Provider Support Collaboratives, and representatives from early education and out-of-school time programs.



Useful Links

Assessment for Responsive Teaching: MKEA
Assessment for Responsive Teaching: EEC Programs
Department of Early Education & Care MKEA
Early Educators Roadmap to a College Degree
Educator and Provider Support Grant Region 6 Collaborative
Educator and Provider Support Grant Region 2 Collaborative
Information about Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL)
Information about World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)
EDCO Collaborative
The Education Cooperative (TEC)
FSU Continuing Education
McAuliffe Center
ACCEPT Collaborative
MIT Edgerton Center: "There's a Scientist/Engineer in My Classroom!"

Classroom/Educational Resources

Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)
Child Development and Education, Inc. has been funded by the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care to offer QRIS Measurement Tool training across the state.  The grant is designed to support programs who are participating in the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in using the QRIS measurement tools for self-assessment and program improvement.  This is your opportunity to receive FREE training, tool specific materials, and support! For further information including a training schedule and steps to register for classes, please access the QRIS Measurement Tool website:

"There's A Scientist in My Classroom!" - Offered through the MIT Edgerton Center
This program aims to form collaborations resulting in classroom visits where STEM professionals will "tell the story" of how they became inspired to pursue a STEM career, and what their research/work and life is like now. Teachers and STEM researchers and engineers [graduate students, post-docs, staff and faculty] will network and craft a visit that will be age-appropriate, fun, and include visuals and hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge STEM research, K-12 education, best practices for speaking with young audiences, and for classroom teachers and those with STEM careers to make meaningful connections.

To learn more, visit their web site:

The Region VI Educator and Provider Support Collaborative
The Collaborative works collectively to achieve positive outcomes for all children ages 0-14 (up to age 16 for children with special needs) through professional development and program improvement. All services are focused on raising the credentials, skills and best practices of the educators and providers serving children and youth in Brookline, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Hull, Milton, Needham, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Somerville, Wellesley, Weston, Weymouth, Winthrop, Allston, Brighton, Boston, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, and West Roxbury.  For more information, visit

Region 2 Educator and Provider Support Partnership
Services from the Region 2 EPS Partnership include: 1) Information, tools and advising to help you map out your individual professional or program development goals; 2) Professional development and mentoring services that award CEUs to help build core competencies; 3) Enrollment in a student cohort of educators seeking a college degree in early childhood education or a related field with free or low cost courses; 4) Reduced tuition college courses for those working on licensing credentials or needing more career specific or advanced training; and 5) Technical assistance, consultation, and subsidy of fees for national program accreditation and QRIS.  For more information, visit

Math at the Core: Middle School
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PBS LearningMedia™ has just announced a preview of their new collection, "Math at the Core: Middle School".  The collection contains media-rich lessons designed to help middle school students visualize math concepts. The lessons align to Common Core standards for grades 5-8 and address critical concepts such as ratios and proportions, adding negative integers, and probability and statistics.

The resources are designed for middle school students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds, and reflect a wide range of culturally responsive perspectives.

When complete in Spring 2014, the collection will contain 420 lessons. Please review the lessons currently available on the website at


Traveling Science Workshops from The Discovery Museums
travel science workshopsBring science to life in the classroom with a choice of 18 highly interactive workshop topics that support Massachusetts curriculum standards and STEM initiatives. Topics include Sound, Magnets, Physical Changes of Matter, Rocks and Mineral, Light & Color, Simple Machines and Bubbles. Dynamic science educators provide fun, hands-on discovery activities that demystify science concepts, strengthen problem solving skills, and reinforce the scientific method. Classroom teachers and parents receive follow-up activities to reinforce learned concepts.

Visit to see a short video of the Traveling Science Workshops in action. Learn why teachers, PTO parents and principals see it as such an important complement to their school's curriculum. And, why students think it makes science fun! 

To schedule your Traveling Science Workshop, call Jill Foster at 978-264-4200 ext.18 or email

Resources for Early Learning!
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) recognizes the importance of providing early childhood educators and families with the skills, training, knowledge, and understanding needed to help young children grow and learn. In order to support adults who teach, nurture, and care for children ages 0-5, EEC, in partnership with the WGBH Educational Foundation, has created this media-rich web site of educational resources, developed by a team of experts, educators, and parents. The site consists of three main sections: Educators, Parents, and Children, and can be found at

Acronym Directory

ACCEPT – Education Collaborative for MetroWest

CEU – continuing education credits

DESE – Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education

DHE – Dept. of Higher Education

DSAC – District and School Assistance Center

EDCO – Education Collaborative for Greater Boston

EEC – Dept. of Early Education & Care

EOE – Executive Office of Education

EPS – Educator and Provider Support

PARCC – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

PDPs – professional development points

RCN – Readiness Centers Network

SHORE – Education Collaborative for North Shore

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

TEC – The Education Cooperative

WIDA – World Class Instructional Design & Assessment

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