Our first Dearborn Teacher University Year One PD session met in November. Participants spent time learning about our district curriculum, resources and pacing guides. Elementary professional staff examined resources available to them on DEC through a scavenger hunt and group discussion activity. The secondary professional participated in a carousel learning activity to identify how the curriculum and resources on DEC can assist them when planning their daily lessons and assessments. Our special education staff met with the coordinators from the Special Education Department to discuss specific job related content. It was a very productive session for all!
We hope your first few months at school have been rewarding for you and your students. During the month of October our department met with over 600 new professional staff and their mentors. The mentor/mentee sessions focused on state and district obligations for our new staff and how the mentors can best support their new colleagues during the process. Staff were highly encouraged to visit the School Improvement blog for current information, updates, as well as copies of all three presentations ~ Year One, Two and Three. Our office is always available to answer any questions during the year to ensure that our new teachers have a successful school year.
Looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming Dearborn Teacher University PD sessions throughout the year!
- Log in to iLearn and complete this course (click the link to get started) by Feb. 9 at 5:25
- Attend a session at MBCC on Feb. 8 from 4:10-5:25
- Attend a session at MBCC on Feb. 9 from 4:10-5:25
Forms!! Who completes them and where to submit?
There have been several questions regarding the roles/responsibilities for our mentor teachers and their mentees in regards to forms and meeting times. Forms will not be uploaded into ilearn. Please refer to page 9 of the Dearborn Teacher University Handbook for clarifications and revisions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1enOHHi4D9xwcQ1c3OiRlA4FFH-Lyw3CVkO2usCXE4IE/edit?usp=sharing
- clarification on where and when forms need to be submitted
- documentation responsibilities