Hudson Public Schools, Hudson MA
Implementation of New History Curriculum Frameworks
In 2018 the state of Massachusetts introduced a new history scope and sequence for middle and high schools, and Hudson used a state grant to contract with us to help figure out how to make it work for their teachers and students. Over the course of four half-day visits we helped teachers in grades five through twelve re-envision their courses, design model units, and revise assessments. Teachers achieved a new level of clarity in their planning, and more rigor in their assessments. Todd Wallingford, ELA and Social Studies Curriculum Director, had this to say about our work: “Steeped in historical knowledge, Gary and Jon can hang in a conversation about any content. Many teachers told me this was the best PD they’d had in years. I’m thrilled with the precision with which they are now defining their assessment questions.”
"The best PD we've had in years."