From the 5DP – March 2019

#1 5DP Educator Showcase – Share your successes!

Planning for the 3rd Annual 5DP Educator Showcase is moving ahead! We are in the final stages of selecting speakers. The other key feature of the Showcase is the poster session before the speakers. This is your chance to share the great work you are doing in your schools and districts. Here are some poster ideas to get you started.
Posters can:

  • Highlight a program or activity (academic or not) like a “brag board”
  • Recognize educator accomplishments through a “shout out” board
  • Share a problem the school is working to solve that’s important to students, parents, and/or educators
  • Demonstrate how the school is doing or using something in a creative, out-of-the-box way (recess, technology, partnering with an organization in the community, etc.)

The sign up for a poster is
This helps us plan the space and organize the boards. We will provide poster boards to those who need them.

We also have the RSVP ready for the event. Sign up at

#2 5DP Educator Showcase – Last Chance to Apply to Present

The application deadline is March 20th! Click HERE for more information about presenting. Click HERE to apply.

#3-Share your feedback on our recent round of assessments

We have been working on ways to collect more feedback from you on our common benchmark assessments.We have heard that it would be easier in some cases to upload documents from team meetings or other venues instead of taking the survey. From now on, we will be offering both options. Use which one is easiest for you, but please make sure to share your feedback. We really do use it to improve!


Google Drive Folder:

#4 Opportunities for Teachers 

Two offerings from our friends at The Teacher Collaborative

Educator Exchange, Big Ideas “Check it at the Door: Confronting Bias and Privilege in Our Schools”

Date: Thursday, April 11

Location: The Guild Works, 260 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Description: Join the discussion about how to confront bias and privilege in schools.  We will have educators from various schools and organizations sharing their work about breaking down the barriers that are created by bias and privilege.The conversation will also provide teachers with strategies to identify and unpack their own biases and privilege as well as ways to discuss this topic with colleagues and students.

RSVP Link:


Educator Exchange, Dinner Edition: How do you foster productive classroom discussion?

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Location: The Blarney Stone,1505 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

Description: Do you want to have more fruitful conversations in your classroom? Would you like to learn more about becoming a stronger facilitator of the learning that is taking place? Classroom discourse is an essential and critical element of the teaching and learning experience.  Join the discussion and share your experience about developing strong discourse in the classroom.

RSVP Link:

#5 Save the Date

5DP Educator Showcase

May 30th from 4:45-7:00
Winthrop Middle-High School

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