Dearborn Public Schools

Secondary Early Literacy Training

Secondary ELD and Title I teachers participated in day 1 of a three day professional learning opportunity on early literacy. Day 1 included participants engaging in planning differentiated reading instruction for beginning level English Learners as well as learning about various formative assessments to monitor growth.  

ESEA Distinguished Schools

Maples Elementary School was recognized by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) as a National ESEA Distinguished School.  Maples Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2018.  Congratulations students, teachers and administrators for representing Dearborn and Michigan!  

District Parent Meeting

January 29, 2018 The EL Department hosted another district parent meeting.  Language and Literacy Trainers facilitated segments on strategies that integrated reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Parents were engaged and were excited to try the same strategies with their children at home.    

Language and Literacy

A 3-day Language and Literacy workshop for NEW teachers in the EF Feeder Track was launched on Wednesday, January 16.  Teachers from Geer, Miller, Salina Intermediate and Snow attended. The workshop provides a seven step process that creates a language-rich interactive classroom environment in which all students can thrive. Topics include instructional practices for students at a variety of … Read more

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

Starting the School Year with Teaching and Learning

New Teachers PD The EL Department welcomed newly hired teachers on August 14th with a full day professional development.  The professional development included planning with the standards in mind and writing content and language objectives. Essential Practices in Literacy The EL Department welcomed ELD Specialists back by rolling out Michigan’s Essential Instructional Practices in Early … Read more

“Summer-Full” Learning

A Collective Statewide Coaching Collaborative The EL Department Team attended the Collective Statewide Coaching Collaborative in Lansing in June.  The overarching goal is to provide ongoing professional learning and opportunities for collaboration for Early Literacy Coaches and Leaders.  Participants were supported to utilize the Essential Practices in Literacy and the Essential Coaching Practices to plan … Read more

Parent Meeting: Things to Do with Kids this Summer

The EL Department hosted another New Parent Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018 to continue supporting our district vision of establishing a partnership with parents and addressing their families’ needs through school and community outreach. The purpose of the meeting was to invite representatives from several community outreach organizations to share resources and support with … Read more

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