From the 5DP – September 2018

Five Things From the 5DP

September 2018

#1 Welcome Back!

It doesn’t quite feel like fall yet, but I hope that everyone has had a smooth entry to the year. The 5DP had a productive summer and have hit the ground running this fall to start the school year right. For those of you who are new this newsletter, it serves as a form of communication between the 5DP and the partner districts.  We send these out roughly once a month and will also send announcements when there are more timely messages.  You can always access the newsletter anytime at www.5districts.com. Please email me with ideas, resources or other items that you would like to share in the newsletter.

#2 Introducing Data Office Hours

The 5DP is lucky to have Aubree Webb as our Assessment and Data Administrator. She works with the assessment teams to create our benchmark assessments and is the one who creates data reports for the 5DP. Aubree is a wealth of knowledge in terms of presenting and using data. This year we would like to offer Data Office Hours to help teachers, coaches, and others use data efficiently and effectively.

Aubree would like to invite you to her Office Hours. Twice a month, she will block time that is meant for you to ask questions via email, phone call, or in person. All questions are encouraged. If these times are not convenient, please reach out via email, and she’ll happily schedule a time to call or stop by: 617-528-0805 or awebb@reverek12.edu.  Please feel free to invite her to data meetings as well. She’d love to see how you use and talk about your data – and may be able to answer questions as they arise.

Upcoming Office Hours
Wednesday, October 10th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, October 30th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, November 8th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, November 27th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Monday, December 10th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

 #3 New 5DP Website

We have redesigned our website! Please check it out at www.5districts.com. You can read old newsletters and other announcements. You also have links to important curriculum documents like Year Long Plans. Older materials including the UBD units are available on the archive. Please let us know if you ahve suggestions for the website or trouble accessing anything.

#4 Educator Exchange TONIGHT!

The Teacher Collaborative is hosting their first Educator Exchange of the new year on Thursday, September 20th from 4-7 at 355 Newbury Street Boston. The theme of the event is :”The Search for What Matters” . The Educator Exchange is free and open to all PK-12 educators in Massachusetts. Come find your people, enjoy snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and celebrate being part of an awesome profession. Click HERE for full information about the event or go to WWW.THETEACHERCOLLABORATIVE.ORG/EDEXto learn more and RSVP. All attendees will receive a Donors Choose gift card to jump start a need in their classrooms!

#5 Dates and Reminders

5DP Benchmark Assessment Windows
October 15-19- ELA
October 22-26 -Math

Data Office Hours
Wednesday, October 10th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, October 30th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursday, November 8th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, November 27th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Monday, December 10th: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

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