Large Scale Projects

(FY21-23) UDL Support Services for the Clinton Public Schools

RECA will be providing the following supports. The supporting RECA team for this project includes Dr. Kristan Rodriguez, Dr. Katie Novak, Laurie Casna, J.D., Matt Holloway, & Lindie Johnson.

Year 1 (FY21)

  • 1 Day UDLead Training for Admin.
  • 3 Day Planning PD/Retreat for Teachers/Admin. 
  • 1 Half-Day Keynote to All Faculty
  • 31 Full-Day Onsite Technical Assistance Sessions

Year 2-3 (FY22-23) the following services each year…

  • 3 Days of Planning Support
  • 3 Online Planning/Leadership Support Sessions 
  • 1 Half-Day Keynote to All Faculty
  • Community Engagement Package 
  • Facilitated 8-Part 30 min. Webinar Series 
  • 30 Full-Day Onsite Technical Assistance Sessions
  • Embedded Grad Class and Book Group Options

(FY20-22) Co-Teaching to Support SWD and ELs- Comprehensive Package for the Baystate Academy Charter Public School 

RECA will be providing the following supports. The supporting RECA team for this project includes Dr. Kristan Rodriguez, Laurie Casna, J.D., Matt Holloway, & Pam Casna.

Year 1 (FY20)

  • Needs Assessment Report (Observations and Data Review) to Support Future Planning

Year 2 (FY21)

  • 3 Days of Co-Teaching Planning Retreat
  • Hybrid Graduate Course: Evidence-Based Co-Teaching Practices
  • Facilitated a 2-Part 1 hour Webinar Series: Co-Teaching for SWDs
  • Facilitated an 2-Part 1 hour Webinar Series : Co-Teaching for ELs
  • 10 Onsite TA & Monitoring Sessions (Observations/Feedback  & PD)
  • 15 Online 1 Hour Planning Sessions: ELA & Spec. Ed. Staff
  • 15 Online 1 Hour Planning Sessions: Math & Spec. Ed. Staff
  • 15 Online 1 Hour Planning Sessions: ELA & EL Staff

Year 3 (FY22)

  • 1 Day Co-Teaching Planning Retreat
  • Hybrid Graduate Course: Enhancing Co-Teaching Practices with UDL
  • Online Book Group: Co-Teaching for SWD
  • Online Book Group: Co-Teaching for ELs
  • 10 Onsite TA & Monitoring Sessions (Observations/Feedback  & PD)
  • 15 Online 1 Hour Planning Sessions: ELA & Spec. Ed. Staff
  • 15 Online 1 Hour Planning Sessions: Math & Spec. Ed. Staff
  • 15 Online 1 Hour Planning Sessions: ELA & EL Staff

(FY20-August 2020) Comprehensive Systems of Support for Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School

  • Needs Assessment Data Review
  • 1 Day MTSS Planning Meeting  in June
  • Three 1 hour. Webinar Series in the Spring (UDL 101)
  • 4 Online Planning Sessions in the Spring or Summer
  • 10 Pack of Virtual Modules in the Spring

(FY20-August 2020) Comprehensive Support for the New Bedford Public Schools

In collaboration with Novak, RECA is providing the following supports to the Normandin and Keith Middle Schools. The project team includes Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Novak, Laurie Casna, Tara Trainor, and Karen Gartland.

Instructional Strand

  • 2 In-Person Book Groups
  • 20 Full-Day Onsite Technical Assistance Sessions with a focus on UDL
  • 60 Hours of Online Planning Support Exploring Standards and Designing UDL Lessons (20 for special dd. Staff, 20 w/ ELA staff, &  20 w/math staff)
  • 2 Hybrid Graduate Courses (ELA and math courses)

Leadership Strand

  • 1 In-Person Book Group 
  • 6 Onsite TA for Classroom Observations & Administrative PD
  • Online Graduate Course
  • Observations and Review of Data in Preparation for Planning Retreat (Spring)
  • Co-Teaching Planning Retreat Sessions (Summer)

(FY20) Comprehensive Strategic Planning PD/Support for the Plymouth Public Schools

RECA is providing comprehensive planning facilitation aligned to the MTSS framework and the Planning for Success DESE model for the Plymouth Public Schools. The RECA team is comprised of Laurie Casna, J.D. and Dr. Kristan Rodriguez. This support includes a pre-conference and data review, the facilitation of 5 in-person stakeholder strategy meetings, and 5 leadership PD and facilitated working group sessions. The result of this work will be a multi-year district level strategic plan. 

(FY20) MTSS Consultant for the CES SEIS Program

Dr. Rodriguez is conducting onsite program visitations, supporting grant planning, and leading a MTSS Needs Assessment with a focus on program design and program enhancement. 

(FY20) Title I Support for the Essex County Sheriff’s Department

Dr. Rodriguez is facilitating the the Essex County Sheriff Department’s collection of  Title I program overview and data. She is designing a procedural manual and coordinating  the Title I CAP response.

(FY20) Curriculum Leadership Support at CREST Collaborative

RECA is the provider of a full year support framework for curriculum leaders. This intensive support model includes 9 trainings for curriculum leaders to support the ongoing effectiveness in their roles, supporting content-based PD for CREST staff through curriculum leaders, facilitating  resources and materials to be used in content-based PLCs, and providing ongoing support to curriculum leaders through phone, video, and in-person support.

(FY20) Graduate Course Instructor via Novak and Gordon College

Dr. Rodriguez is partnering with Novak Educational Consulting and Gordon College to teach a course titled, Universally Designed Leadership. This course builds off of the proven practice of UDL and through a universally designed leadership model prepares educational leaders to apply successful leadership practices in 21st Century schools.

(FY19-FY20) Educator Evaluation & Curriculum Support at the Park Street School

RECA designed an educator evaluation process for the Park Street School in FY19. In FY20, she will provide comprehensive professional development to the leadership team over a series of 5 full day sessions and one teacher overview training. In FY20, RECA is providing 39 days of support to offer evaluation support and curriculum planning, with a focus on literacy. 

(FY19-FY22) MTSS Tiered Literacy Academy (DESE Sponsored Academy)

This multi-year tiered literacy academy provides high impact professional development, collaborative planning support, and technical assistance for educator teams leading literacy instruction and support in their schools. 

(FY18-FY21) Tier 1 Inclusive Instruction Academy (DESE Sponsored Academy & Private Academy)

This multi-year Inclusive Tier 1 Instruction Academy! The Academy has a strong focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) but supports the integration of all three Inclusive Practice frameworks: academic, social/emotional, & behavioral. There is a strong emphasis on meeting the instructional needs of all students (including students with disabilities and English learners), culturally responsive pedagogy, and designing systems (e.g., PD, staffing models, and schedules) to implement long range plans to support inclusive practice.

(FY18-FY20) MTSS Blueprint Development, Tool Design, and Leadership Institute

Dr. Rodriguez has co-authored the Massachusetts MTSS Blueprint, along with designing multiple sets of tools to support MTSS implementation, including an MTSS Self-Assessment and set of robust virtual modules.

(FY19-FY20) Comprehensive Co-teaching and UDL Support for the Abington Public Schools

(FY19)   MTSS Webinar Series

In collaboration with Novak Consulting, RECA is leading a DESE webinar initiative for districts receiving support from regional statewide system of support guidance and tools. Over the two year project, 10 webinar packages will be created and shared. Each package includes a live one hour webinar with a national expert and share accompanying resources for exploration related to evidence-based practices and Turnaround Practices related to targeted cohorts. In addition an online learning module with video clips and additional resources to serve as professional learning modules to share with staff in the designated schools.