From the 5DP – December 2018

Five Things From the 5DP


#1 EdCamp5DP  – Registration is Open!


Join us at our first 5DP EdCamp, an unconference for educators!

EdCamp 5DP will take place on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at Malden High School from 8:30am-12:30pm.

This fantastic, free morning of professional development is lead by teachers and volunteers from across the Five District Partnership, 5DP, from varying areas of interest in education.

An EdCamp is a workshop setting designed specifically for teachers and their professional development needs. Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance, an EdCamp has an agenda of topics that is created by the participants through a facilitated session at the start of the event. You and other participants will create a set of sessions that meet your needs and interests. This is an open forum for discussions on a wide range of topics within K-12 education, and we hope that you will leave inspired, empowered, and connected to new colleagues!

Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, EdCamp 5DP strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. EdCamp is based on the principle that participants can facilitate sessions on topics of interest, the assumption that the experts are already in the room, and that all can work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.

Check-in starts at 8:00am. Click HERE to register!


#2 5DP History and Social Science Teachers Workshop


On November 19th, 45 middle and high school history and social science educators came together at Revere High School to spend the day learning about the new History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks. The new standards were approved by the state Board of Education in June and will be implemented over the course of the next few years. The changes are significant in some grades and are exciting for educators. They focus more on civics education, and the state legislature has approved a requirement for a civics project before graduation. Michele Ryan, the History and Social Science Curriculum Lead from DESE, presented to the group, and then teachers worked in cross district groups to unpack the standards and dive into what this means for their courses. The 5DP will work together to turn these frameworks into year long plans, curriculum units, and a set of resources for teachers.


#3- Plan ahead- 3rd Annual 5DP Educator Showcase


The 3rd annual 5DP Educator Showcase will be held on May 30th, 2019!
Mark your calendars so you can attend. Start thinking about your application to give a talk at the showcase or present a poster.  The application process will start in January.


#4 InSPIRED Fellowship Application 2018-2019


Become an InSPIRED Fellow!

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is now accepting applications for the inaugural cohort of InSPIRED Fellows! This highly-selective opportunity is for current teachers with close connections to their school-communities and the ability to connect with students in target districts, to recruit the next generation of diverse, effective teachers. This Fellowship is designed around two goals:

Increase the diversity of the teaching workforce in Massachusetts. To do this, 40 Fellows will each:

  • Host recruitment events with over 100 students in priority districts
  • Engage in targeted follow-up with at least 20 students
  • Activate a network of supports and resources for interested students in pursuing various pathways into the profession
  • Increase the retention rates of current educators committed to a diverse workforce.

To do this, the Fellowship is structured to:

  • Create a network of like-minded, committed teachers that can persist beyond the Fellowship period
  • Provide a prestigious opportunity for current teachers

Applications close on December 13, 2018. Apply to be an InSPIRED Fellow today!
Click HERE to apply or learn more.


#5 Save the Date


5DP EdCamp – February 2.  8:30am-12:30pm
Malden High School
Click HERE to Register

5DP Educator Showcase – May 30th, 4:30-7:00pm
Winthrop Middle-High School

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