GLEAM™ Inventory

Build your team’s understanding of grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful — GLEAM — instruction and how to monitor and assess growth.

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Ground Instructional Growth in Clear Data

Leaders of instructional change need tools to monitor and assess the progress. During a GLEAM Inventory, our facilitators will work with you to define GLEAM, establish specific look-for’s, and identify opportunities to grow.

We collaborate with you for two or three consecutive days to help your team build the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful — GLEAM — instruction in every classroom by rooting change in data.

During our time together, you and your team will:

  • Engage in professional learning focused on building mindsets and instructional skill sets to implement GLEAM instruction.
  • Learn how GLEAM works through classroom observation of English language arts and math classrooms using our Equitable Instruction Observation Tool.
  • Develop an action plan based on trends and recommendations from the data collected during the visit.
  • Receive a follow-up report sharing the data, trends, and recommendations from the visit.

What is GLEAM?

We root our GLEAM Inventory in the idea that all students should receive instruction that is grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful. Evidence shows that grade-level rigor and standards are important, but they’re not the only things that matter.

  • Grade-level instruction gives all students a chance to grapple with grade-level texts and tasks, with support provided as needed.
  • Engaging instruction builds on students’ interests and supports their beliefs about who they are, where they come from, and what they can be.
  • Affirming instruction acknowledges and honors students’ ethnic, racial, and linguistic identities and their current and historical experiences within the context of grade-level work.
  • Meaningful instruction provides learners opportunities to gain knowledge, make observations of the world around them, and then decide how the knowledge relates to them or their lived experiences.


Where Are You In Your GLEAM Journey?

GLEAM instruction - Set your GLEAM vision, plan for GLEAM, build GLEAM mindsets, make GLEAM Instruction, measure GLEAM

Who is this for?

This program is designed for educators who deliver and influence instruction, such as teachers, coaches, school leaders, and district instructional leaders. Each GLEAM Inventory may include up to 30 participants.

“The GLEAM tool...has transformed the way that we think and are approaching change in our district.”

EMILYS PEÑA, MALDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MASSACHUSETTS