Dearborn Public Schools

September, 2017

New on Colorin Colorado – A Highlight on Dearborn’s Efforts

The team at Colorin Colorado, a bilingual site for parents and educators of ELs  had been compiling information on how schools are supporting immigrant families over the past 6 months through a series of Q&As. They were interested in learning more about the work our team does with ELs and immigrant students in Dearborn with … Read more

Michigan’s Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

Members of the EL Department and several instructional coaches attended a valuable four day workshop delving into Michigan’s released “Essential Instructional Practices in  Early Literacy: K to 3“. Michigan educators launched the workshop by making a case for research.  They reminded the audience that just because something is written in a book or article does … Read more

Special Populations

Members of the EL Department attended the 2-day Special Populations Conference organized by the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Field Services.  Field Services’ primary goal is to support schools in helping all students learn and achieve high standards.  Kellie Bugaski, Ameena Elder and Nadra Shami shared their expertise by facilitating sessions at the conference. … Read more

Welcoming A New Member to Our EL Department

Jeannine Oynoian is the new face in the EL Department. Jeannine filled Maura Sedgeman’s position after Maura retired in July.   Jeannine comes to us from Whitmore Bolles and previously Oakman Elementary where she served as an Instructional Coach.  Her new title is Language and Literacy SIOP Trainer. She is here to serve the department … Read more

Summer Learning at FHS

Fordson teachers paused their summer vacation to review Language and Literacy TIPS for a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom this August in preparation for the new school year. These TIPS include: Total Particpation of all students Incorporating Academic Language Promoting Academic Literacy and Language Scaffolding for all Literacy Levels. This dedicated group of educators shared lots of wonderful ideas … Read more

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