Dearborn Public Schools

Dearborn Hosts MDE-Sponsored Workshop

The EL team engaged in a two-day WIDA workshop at ASC sponsored by MDE.  The workshop titled Scaffolding Learning Through Language  supports WIDA’s core mission to provide equitable learning opportunities for multilingual children and youth with diverse cultural and linguistic experiences.  Scaffolding UP signifies a shift from understanding scaffolding as being the routine supports that students … Read more

Colorin Colorado in Dearborn Schools

Colorin Colorado  will showcase Dearborn Public Schools on an upcoming project.  The goal is to create a produced video piece and companion resources about the ways in which Dearborn schools support ELs, immigrant students, and their families. Their initial visit to Dearborn was on April 13, 2018 by Christian Lindstrom.   The purpose of the … Read more

SIOP Professional Learning Opportunity this Summer

Moving ELs Toward Proficiency by Implementing SIOP Date: July 17, 18, 19, 2018 Location: Wayne County Community College District -EPAC Room Downriver Campus 21000 Northline Road Taylor, MI 48180 There is NO FEE for this workshop and LUNCH is provided.  Participants should purchase the text and bring it with them. Outcomes for Participants: • Analyze SIOP components … Read more

MSU Global Educators

On Friday, March 23, MSU students from the Global Educators Program (GEP) led by Dr. Margo Glew visited Dearborn.  The partnership with Dearborn has been seven years long.  The yearly visits to Dearborn have been a very positive experience for the students and a highlight of the program. They spent their day visiting classrooms and then gathered for a … Read more

Oakman Teachers Lead Learning

Oakman teachers participated in Culturally Responsive Teaching during their late start last week.  The topic was Leading Learning for Children from Poverty.  After reading an article and discussion they collaborated to create anchor charts that represent six effective practices for teachers to help students to succeed.  These effective practices include: Connecting and Validating students is accomplished … Read more

Resisting Inequity: Language as Power and Right

Dearborn EL and SIP members teamed up to attend the 2018 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) 47th Annual Conference.  The NABE is a non-profit membership organization that works to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.  Our team had the opportunity to attend several high-quality sessions that focused on improving instructional … Read more

New Teachers Meet SIOP

EL Language and Literacy Trainers led an after school 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, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Here’s what teachers had to share in their feedback after the session: The portion of the … Read more

Two Mindsets

Fordson High School teachers spent their Thursday afternoon engaging in Professional Development.  The EL Department facilitated a Culturally Responsive Teaching session on Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets and their effects on student achievement.  Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence, talents and abilities can be developed.  Students that demonstrate a growth mindset: significantly outscore others in the areas of math and literacy … Read more

New Families – Parent Meeting

The EL Department hosts another successful parent meeting for new families.  Community services and job searching was on the agenda along with language support access for interpreting documents, district websites and teacher blogs.    

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Action!

The EL Department team facilitated a workshop on Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) for the Dearborn Teacher Academy this week.  It is essential to include CRT in all of our schools due to Dearborn Public Schools’ demographics. New teachers were actively engaged in activities that focused on educational considerations for our refugee students and students in … Read more

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