From the 5DP – January 2020

Five Things From the 5DP

January 2020

#1 Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all!  I hope that you all found time to relax over the break and spend time with family and friends. After a busy fall I was happy to have some down time. Now I am looking forward to a productive and exciting 2020! There are some exciting winter and spring 5DP events coming up including the 4th Annual 5DP Educator Showcase and a second 5DP Ed Camp. See more information below about these events. We have also reflected on the shared PD day from November and have started planning for next year. Please let me know if you have ideas for the 5DP that would build teacher leadership and collaboration across our districts! You can email me anytime at


#2 Barr Foundation Grant and Survey

We are excited to share that we have been selected by the Barr Foundation to join a cohort of other school districts in the state to develop strategies for strengthening our school leadership pipeline. As part of this process, we are partnering with Attuned Education Partners to 1) quantitatively and qualitatively assess our leadership challenges, 2) discover potential solutions for strengthening our leadership pipelines, and 3) develop implementation plans to put these strategies to work.

We are now launching a short survey to solicit your candid feedback — the survey will take less than 5-10 min to complete. Your input is vital to our leadership strategy and your responses will remain anonymous. You can access the survey here: The survey will close on January 17 at 5pm ET.


#3 4th Annual 5DP Educator Showcase

Save the date! The 4th Annual 5DP Educator Showcase will be held on May 28th from 4:45-7:00. This year it will be held in Revere at the Whelan Elementary School/ SBA Complex. The venue will be different, but the content and format will be the same. We will be looking for speakers and also for poster presenters. The applications and other details will be coming out soon. In the meantime mark your calendars and think about what you would like to share!


#4 Ed Camp Survey

Last year the 5DP held our first Ed Camp. If you are not familiar with the concept and Ed Camp is a type of “unconference”. Educators come together and create the schedule and the programing for the day on the spot within the structure of the Ed Camp format. For more about Ed Camp read this

We would like to hold another EdCamp, but would like to gather some information about interest and timing. Last years was on a very cold day in February and we worried that reduced attendance. Please take this quick survey and let us know if you would participate and when would be best for it to be held.


#5 Save the Date

5DP Educator Showcase

May 28th, 4:45-7:00

Revere, MA

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