Project Based Learning at ASC

Dearborn educators K-12 enjoyed a productive day of learning at ASC on a beautiful fall Saturday, learning about project based teaching and learning and developing projects to implement with students.  Project ideas ranged from how to keep a snowman from melting (K) to a conceptual physics projects about designing football helmets to prevent concussions (10th/11th grade).

Teachers used the “I like,” “I wonder,” “Have you considered?” strategy during a gallery walk to give each other feedback on their driving questions.  The learning continues on Saturday, October 13.  Thanks to Dearborn facilitators Ellie Hammoud and Amy Gwizdz and Anupam Chugh from Wayne RESA for a great day of learning!

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Resources for Celebrating Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States on Sept 17, 1787, is officially known as Citizenship Day. It’s an important distinction because all citizens are affected by and responsible to uphold the constitution. Take the opportunity to highlight the history and evolution of the document that influences so much of our daily lives and access to justice and liberty by participating in this Virtual Viewing Party and the activities that accompany it.

Use the resources available in Discovery Education (available under Global or Additional Resources in DEC) or this link to find videos to use with your students:  https://google.discoveryeducation.com/learn/player/d1aceeca-ab8f-4a28-96f2-1cfc8c311105

Find additional teaching resources for Constitution Day 2018 here: https://www.resa.net/curriculum/curriculum/socialstudies/highlights/constitutionday/webresources/

How to access Curriculum & PD sites

Curriculum & PD

DEC (Dearborn Education Curriculum)

  • Choose “Resources for Staff” in the upper right corner of the district homepage (www.dearbornschools.org).  
  • DEC is the first item under Curriculum midway down the page.It is also accessible at  dec.dearbornschools.org.  
  • Log in using your district credentials.  
  • Select your level and content area or grade level.  If you have not already, enroll in the course.

PD Info & Registration

  • Choose “Resources for Staff” in the upper right corner of the district homepage (www.dearbornschools.org).
  • PD Info – Registration & PD Tracking is the first item under Staff Professional Development.  It is also accessible at events.dearbornschools.org.
  • Log in using your district credentials.
  • Browse by clicking on the Events tab or you can search by Audience or Subject.
  • You can see events for which you have registered by clicking on the My Registrations tab.

MyPD (Professional Learning Portal)

  • Choose “Resources for Staff” in the upper right corner of the district homepage (www.dearbornschools.org).
  • MyPD is the second item under Staff Professional Development.  It is also accessible at mypd.dearbornschools.org.
  • Log in using your district credentials.
  • Required courses will be here soon (i.e., Bloodborne Pathogens, OCR)

Stay up-to-date on new resources added and PD workshops by subscribing to the department blog: pdcurriculum.dearbornschools.org

Questions, comments, concerns: Contact Dr. Ross Groover groover@dearbornschools.org or 827-7257.

Congratulations to DTRA Cohort 15 graduates!

Congratulations to the 30 new graduates of the Dearborn Teacher Reading Academy!  This committed group of teachers braved snow storms and rescheduled sessions to sharpen their skills in teaching reading to our elementary students.  Thanks to our IC facilitators, Mary Timpf, Anne Marie Walters and Nicole Bush for leading the learning.  Great job to all!

 

 

Reaching & Teaching Poverty-Stricken Students with the Most Powerful Strategies

UM-Dearborn is hosting a Keynote Speaker, LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed. at a free seminar on Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30-6:30.  LeAnn  is a
professional development trainer, educator coach, author and former teacher of the year in Grapevine-Colleyville, Texas. The seminar focuses on powerful research to help teachers understand barriers and identifying solutions for working with these students. Teachers learn how other schools succeed using these strategies, and they reflect on how to make them work in their schools and classrooms. Each teacher will walk out of this training with the best tools and an action plan for their classrooms and schools.  See the flyer for more information.

You can register at https://myumi.ch/JyYxM

 

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