The Five District Partnership (5DP) is a joint educational effort among the Massachusetts districts of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Winthrop to improve instruction and academic achievement.
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The Five District Partnership (5DP) is a joint educational effort among the Massachusetts districts of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Winthrop to improve instruction and academic achievement. It was born in 2012 after research showed a high rate of mobility among students within the districts. The statewide shift to adopt Common Core State Standards has made it an ideal time to unite the work among these schools.
Questions or problems? Please contact Cove Johnstone Davis.
Faced with struggling student achievement and a highly mobile inter-district student population, the 5DP seeks to mitigate the gap in student achievement and maximize resources by aligning curriculum, performance standards, assessments, instruction, resources and professional development across the five districts.
The Vision of the 5DP is to collaborate around four central areas: student achievement, efficiency, educator relationships and fiscal prudence. To do this, the districts will focus on creating opportunities for, but not limited to:
The 5DP intends for these opportunities to happen at all levels, from teachers and curriculum directors to principals and superintendents. The tools and technologies, some of which are featured on this website, provide schools with access to and information about these pooled resources.
The goals listed here are likely to evolve. We intend to create a shared set of goals for educators in the districts, and inspire other inter-district initiatives.
Mary M. Bourque (Chelsea)
Frederick F. Foresteire (Everett)
John Oteri (Malden)
Dianne Kelly (Revere)
Lisa Howard (Winthrop)
Cove Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chelsea: Katie Schubmehl, Matt Messina, Michele Sodergren, Christina Cardella
Everett: Janice Gauthier, Jim Murphy, Jackie Fallon, Ann Ritchie, Jen Rabold
Revere: Matt Costa, Christina Porter, Brinana Tsoupas
Others: Mary Jackmann, Leah Tuckman, Lauren Updegrove (DSAC)
If you have questions about whether you can use 5DP materials, or you would like to use these materials for commercial purposes, please write a request to Cove Davis or call us at 617-466-5113.
Massachusetts bases its education standards off Common Core State Standards, which were developed to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. The 5DP is connecting local educators to create common curriculum maps known as Yearlong Plans (YLPs) across all grades and subjects that align to state standards.
Understanding by Design is tool utilized for educational planning focused on "teaching for understanding" advocated by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins. The 5DP is dedicated to creating UbD units for all grades and subjects that are aligned to commonly agreed upon yearlong plans throughout the districts.
Do you have Content Area Resources to share? Contact Cove Johnstone Davis at email@example.com.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is in the process of upgrading MCAS to better measure the critical thinking skills students need for success in the 21st century. The new test, informally called "MCAS 2.0," will build upon the best aspects of the MCAS assessments that have served the Commonwealth well for the past two decades. The test will include innovative items developed by PARCC, along with new items specifically created to assess the Massachusetts learning standards. MCAS 2.0 will be designed to be taken on a computer. The plan is to phase in computer-based testing so that computer-based tests are fully administered statewide in 2019, with many students participating as well in 2017 and 2018.
The 5DP Educator Showcase is an in-person event where educators from across all five districts come together to celebrate great teaching, awesome ideas, and inspiring stories. It’s a celebratory evening where you will be entertained, learn something new, and make new connections.
Save The Date:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:30-5:30 Poster Reception (with appetizers!)
5:30-7:00 Educator Presentations
The 5DP is seeking educators from the five districts to share something interesting, inspiring, or innovative that is happening in your classroom or school. We are seeking presentations that have at least 2 of the following 3 characteristics:
The opportunity to present at the Showcase is a professional opportunity for you as a public speaker. Whether you are practiced and confident, a little unsure, or seeking to conquer a fear of public speaking, we will work with you to be ready to present in a way that will be comfortable and engaging. Note that there are several mandatory practice sessions associated with this opportunity.
February 7th: Application support workshop (optional)
April 11th: Practive Session #1 (mandatory*)
April 12-May 11: One-on-one Practice Sessions
May 14th: Dress Rehearsal #1 (mandatory)
May 22nd: Dress Rehearsal #2 (mandatory)
May 24: Event
Educators may apply individually or in small teams. Applications are due by March 5th by 5pm.
Here’s what some 2017 Showcase Presenters have to say about their experience:
“It’s a great opportunity. You can do it--even if you are hesitant. I am so glad I decided to apply. I was not sure because I was afraid of the unknown. What an amazing process it has been. It pushed me out of my comfort zone. I have learned so much about public speaking and being concise in my presentations. I definitely use these skills on a regular basis now.”
“Do it! It's a wonderful experience where you are supported every step of the way!”
“I got to show off my students' work and initiated relationships with the other presenters. It was a big challenge for me to get out of my comfort zone, so I feel that it enabled some personal growth, as well. Also, the support I got in the lead up to and after the presentation was tremendous.”
Attend a workshop to get tips and talk about your idea(s) to help you write a successful application. Choose one of the following sessions to attend on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 7th at Revere High School:
You don’t need to bring anything to the session, but you do need to be prepared to talk about any ideas you have that you might want to present on.
RSVP to the workshop here
Note that these sessions are optional . It will not affect your application in any way if you cannot or do not attend. If you are interested, but can't make those times, please email and let us know. If there is enough interest, we will set up another workshop block. Please email Maria Fenwick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 5DP Educator Showcase is a chance to highlight the great working happening in our districts. We want to share as much as possible at the event. That's why we're offering each school the chance to create a poster or "storyboard" that will be displayed at the event for attendees to visit.
The first hour of the event will be an open networking session where you can visit poster presentations made by teachers, students, and school leaders from a range of schools--all while enjoying complimentary appetizers!
A storyboard could:
Please complete this short information to tell us about what you'll be sharing and let us know who we should contact with updates and reminders. Be sure to register by Friday, May 11th so we have time to map out poster locations. Attendees will receive a map with topics and contact info for your posters.
We have trifold boards available to give to anyone who needs one!
RSVP to create a poster and let us know if you need a trifold: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3511114/School-Story-Boards
This spring the 5DP is offering 10 teacher lead courses for teachers. Don't miss this chance to earn PDPs, learn from your peers, and connect with other teachers in the 5DP. Registration is open for the first session that starts on March 8th. For course listings, more information and to registers use this link. http://teachplus.org/5dp-teacher-led-professional-learning
Applications are now open for the 2017-18 5DP Teacher Advisory Board! We're looking for teachers in all grade levels and subject areas from the five districts. Members will help plan events that build collaboration across the districts, including the 5DP Educator Showcase. Members will also advise 5DP leadership and district leaders on ways to spread best practices across the districts.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and are due by October 31, 2017.
Please contact the 5DP’s Executive Administrator for Curriculum and Development, Cove Davis, and let the 5DP know how we can support your efforts.
The Vision of the 5DP is to collaborate around four central areas: student achievement, efficiency, educator relationships and fiscal prudence.
The materials and resources presented by The Five District Partnership (5DP) are intended for educational use and not for commercial purposes. No materials found on our website may be reproduced without express permission. The 5DP retains all copyright associated with any original materials found here.