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.

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Check out the 2018 Summer PD Opportunities

We know how busy your lives are and wanted to give you an advance copy of this summer’s professional learning opportunities. We may add some additional dates and workshops but this will allow you to plan your summer vacation around the curriculum, summer schools and professional growth workshops that interest you.

The calendars for elementary and secondary are linked on the right side and will be updated once registration is opened so check back often and let us know if you are interested in something that isn’t currently offered.

MAISA ELA units now available on DEC for grades K-5

Oakland Schools led the development of the MAISA ELA Common Core-aligned units of study that were piloted and reviewed by teachers statewide. This multi-year project resulted in a comprehensive K-12 curriculum that is aligned not only to the standards, but also across grades. These units are not scripts but are guidelines for teachers; we encourage educators to adapt them for their population and context.  These units are now linked in DEC for grades K-5 under ELA Resources in MP 3.  Check out all the resources available for your grade level.  These are Open Educational Resources (OER), meaning that you can use and adapt the materials free of charge.  Enjoy!

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