Dearborn Public Schools

April, 2016

UM-D Title II ESL Endorsement Classes End with a Bravo!

Last Saturday was the culminating session for the 30 new Dearborn teachers who participated in the Title II Teacher Quality Grant with the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  And what a day! Three words sum it up—Creativity, Collegiality, and Competence!  Teachers worked on their “Synergy Reports”—individual posters displaying their learning from the two ESL Endorsement classes—EDD 547/447 … Read more

Images and Perceptions: Empowering Communities by Embracing Diversity

The EL Department team had the opportunity to attend the 13th Annual “Images and Perceptions” Diversity conference.  It was a day committed to creating unity within the community and promoting cultural awareness across all boundaries. The diversity of speakers and topics were interwoven to deliver a powerful message.  Diversity is appreciating that every individual is unique and … Read more

Reflections from our SIOP Teachers

SIOP has been around for a long time.  It was first introduced in our district back in 2002 and has really evolved since then. New teachers enrolled in ‘Integration of Content and Language’, also known as the “SIOP class”, share their experiences as they wrap up the semester-long Saturday course with a renewed understanding of what … Read more

Dearborn Welcomes MSU Visitors

Michigan State University students visited several Dearborn Public Schools on Friday, April 8, 2016.  Dr. Margo Glew, coordinator of MSU Global Educators Cohort Program, has partnered with Dearborn schools to arrange these visits every spring for the past six years.  Over 50 MSU students who are primarily freshmen observed classrooms at Edsel Ford High School, Salina … Read more

SIOP in Action

7th grade students in Elissar Hammoud’s class performed their “Fall of Empires” plays!  Ellie took a strategy from the UM-D Saturday class and adapted it to her social studies class. The students were learning about factors that led to the fall of Empires. Groups were assigned an empire and given an “eggperor” to design. They were then required … Read more

Lights! Camera! Action!

WGBH Boston, public television’s flagship station, has recently launched a new media-based project to help support Arabic language teachers nationwide.  They plan to produce a collection of materials for elementary, middle, and high school teachers that will become part of Annenberg Learner’s Teaching Foreign Languages video library, a content rich online resource populated with videos … Read more

Go! Go! Go!

Go Blue! Go Green! Go Bulldogs! Go Golden Grizzlies!! One of the essential goals of the AVID program is to provide inspiration for college readiness and motivation through the opportunity to visit college campuses.  During the 2015-2016 school year, AVID students at Stout Middle School toured University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Adrian College, and … Read more

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