Dearborn Public Schools

October, 2018

District Parent Meeting

The EL Department hosted the first District Parent Meeting of 2018-2019 on Monday, October 22nd.   The goal is to continue supporting our district vision of establishing partnerships with parents and addressing our families’ needs.  Our focus this year is on instructional strategies that make connections between the expectations of school and learning at home. Our … Read more

New Teacher PD- Culturally Responsive Teaching

Ameena Elder and Nadra Shami facilitated an hour long presentation titled “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Getting to Know Your Arab Students” to 55 new teachers across the district.  This presentation examined the mismatch between Arab home culture and US school culture in order to support the advancement of educational equity in the classroom. Participants developed an … Read more

ELD & Title 1 Meeting: Focus on Essential Practice 3

October ELD & Title I Meetings Our monthly day of professional learning with the ELD specialists and Title 1 teachers was a success.  For targeted professional learning secondary and elementary are divided into separate groups.  The focus was on the Literacy Essential Practice #3 – Small Group Instruction. Some of the topics addressed included explicit … Read more

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