Five Things From the 5DP – June 2018

#1 An Evening to Remember
The 2nd Annual 5DP Educator Showcase was a tremendous success. I would like to congratulate the 7 features speakers on successful presentations and thank them for sharing their ideas with all of us. I was truly inspired by all of the talks and have been telling people about them every time I get a chance. I would also like to thank the 20+ poster presenters. There were so many fantastic ideas presented. Lastly, I would like to thank the more that 100 educators who attended. Stay tuned for pictures and video clips from the event.

#2 5DP Write Boston Science Writing Course
We are really excited to host two Science and Literacy Courses with WriteBoston this summer. We held a similar course in the summer of 2015 and it was very popular. In the WriteBoston Science and Literacy Institute, you will learn how to teach science effectively by incorporating disciplinary literacies (writing, talking, listening and reading) into your classroom in ways that are authentic to scientific study. Teachers will engage in scientific explorations and questions that demand these communication skills; use literacies particular to science such as precise vocabulary, conventions of scientific argument, and the structures and features of scientific texts; and, increase their confidence and capacity to teach science through purposeful literacy practice.

Teachers will have time to apply what they learn to their own planning during work time each afternoon. They will also leave the course with materials for three different investigations, links to access all handouts and resources, and an array of literacy strategies they can use in their classrooms immediately.

Save the Dates- Middle School Science Teachers: July 9 – 12, 2018
Use this link to register-https://goo.gl/forms/cncQAEfti0HfG1FV2

High School Science Teachers: July 23 – 26, 2018
Use this link to register- https://goo.gl/forms/tLaWTFUE2C5DFU7y1

Time: The course will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 3:30.

Location: Revere High School

Graduate credit: Teachers who are interested may take the course for two graduate credits from Endicott College for $200.

#3- 5DP Teacher Survey
The 5DP is conducting an end of the year survey to see how we are doing! It is also a requirement of our grant. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GXNJTL2

#4- BOKs Fitness Program
One of the posters at the Educator Showcase was on the BOKs program. This is a morning fitness program for kids that is sponsored by Reebok. This flyer explains the program and a free opportunity to learn more this September.

#5Teacher Collaborative Educator Exchange
The Teacher Collaborative (our partners for our Educator Exchange) is having an Educator Exchange next week. It will be held at LearnLaunch (in the Seaport) and features 15 local teachers sharing the innovative ways they are using blended learning in their classrooms. These events are free and open to any and all PK-12 educators in Massachusetts. The topic is blended learning and LearnLaunch is an accelerator for new Ed Tech companies, but the atmosphere at our events is relaxed and casual, no need to focus specifically on blended learning.

More info and link to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/educator-exchange-blended-learning-tickets-45437036399 Click HERE for a flyer.

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