Dearborn Public Schools

December, 2016

Standards-Based Instruction Amplifies Teaching and Learning

Miller Elementary Staff has been immersed in the Common Core State Standards.  They are excited about the positive changes they believe are in store for them.  The work has really led to a focus on working through the ELA standards and breaking them down to truly have a better understanding of the expectations.  The efforts have led to … Read more

HR Post on Loan Forgiveness

Check out HR’s post on Loan Forgiveness: Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

Strategies, Strategies, Strategies

This afternoon, Title I Resource Staff revisited the key elements of a language-rich interactive classroom by engaging in a variety of strategies tied to the common core state standards.  The strategies focused on developing speaking and listening skills, reading with a purpose and writing.  The strategies included the Oral Retelling Task, ABC Brainstorming, Academic Language … Read more

ELD Specialists delve into SDI for Newcomers

This morning, ELD Specialists participated in collaborative learning opportunities facilitated by colleagues.  The focus for this meeting was on Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for newcomers and small group strategies that work!  Participants rotated between four rounds that focused on Oral Language Development, Word Work/Phonics, Guided Reading and Structured Writing.

California District Team Visits Dearborn

On December 14 and 16, a district team from Cajon Valley Union District visited Dearborn Public Schools to learn how the district supports the teaching and learning of English Learners as well as the specific initiatives the EL Department has in place to serve refugees, a population that is growing exponentially.  The visitors spent two … Read more

New Teacher PD: A Focus on SIOP

EL Language and Literacy Trainers led the November 30th workshop session for new teachers with a focus on Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) strategies.  The session focused on developing academic language through structured word work, reading, writing, listening and speaking. Here is what some new teachers had to say: “One take-away is the implementation of structured … Read more

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