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Program pays science, tech majors to become teachers


Dearborn Public Schools has joined a unique partnership that will pay young graduates or mid-career professionals with science, engineering, tech or math degrees to go back to school to become teachers.

In return, those who go through the program have to agree to teach for three years in Dearborn Public Schools or Detroit Public Schools Community District.

The Wayne State Metro Detroit Teaching Residency for Urban Excellence (TRUE) Project is looking for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, math or computer science.  The program will help participants get a master’s degree in education and their teaching certification in 18 months. During that time, participants will receive a $40,000 living stipend and participate in a one-year residency in one of the two districts.  Class costs are paid by the participant, minus any financial aid they receive. (Special grants may be available.) Participants will also receive mentoring throughout the program and for two years after graduating. 

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Teachers demonstrating a science activity to students.

Through the program, participants will become eligible to teach high school or middle school classes in their field.

In his letter as part of the grant request for the program, Dearborn Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said, “As with many school districts around the State of Michigan, we struggle to fill STEM focused positions such as science, math and computer sciences.”

The general shortage of teachers is even more pronounced for science, math and technology teachers.  The TRUE program will help Dearborn meet its goal of improving quality instruction for students, Maleyko said.  The District already works with Wayne State’s Teacher Preparation Intern Model.Paragraph

An information session about Metro Detroit TRUE is scheduled for Jan. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Road, Dearborn, in room A-103.  To register for the session or learn more about the program, visit go.wayne.edu/trueproject.  The first class of TRUE participants is expected to run from May 2020 to December 2021, but the new teachers could start work in the fall of 2021 while finishing their graduate coursework.

The program is part of a federal Department of Education grant to recruit more qualified science, math and technology teachers.   Wayne RESA and several others are also partners in the initiative.

“With the need of high quality STEM teachers across the State of Michigan, we believe that this is a one of a kind opportunity to assist in the development of teachers who have industry experience to be our future leaders,” Maleyko wrote. 


Metro Detroit TRUE Project

Are you or someone you know is considering becoming a teacher?

If you have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this program might be right for you. Read info below.

TRUE Overview

Metro Detroit TRUE Project is an accelerated graduate level certification and residency program for recent graduates and mid-career professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or computer science (CS) fields.

TRUE Benefits

  • Earn a master’s degree and teaching certification in secondary math or science in 18 months
  • Receive a living stipend
  • Obtain mentoring support throughout the program and for two years post graduation
  • Pathway to a rewarding new career in math or science teaching 

TRUE Commitment

  • One school year residency in Detroit Public School Community District or Dearborn Public Schools
  • 18-month innovative graduate level coursework
  • 3-year commitment to teaching in DPSCD or DPS
  • Ongoing support for new teachers

TRUE Eligibility 

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Have a background in STEM or CS
  • Have a desire to make a difference in student learning

TRUE Impact

  • Highly qualified, diverse teachers who bring innovative STEM and CS learning to students in DPSCD and DPS 
  • Improved academic achievement in STEM and CS

More Information

If you are looking for more information, register below:

January 23, 2020– Location: Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Road, Room A-103, Dearborn, MI 48126

Registration

Job Fairs

Good Evening,
We are hiring and we need your help to spread the word!!!
We will be holding 7 total job fairs at different locations to recruit candidates for various types of non-instructional positions. Please start telling friends, family, neighbors, and share the information in the attached flyer with anyone who might be interested. We need your help!

Job Fair Information:
Snow Elementary 10/24/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
McDonald 10/31/2019 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Woodworth Middle School 10/28/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Smith Middle 11/12/2019 at 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Salina Elementary 11/14/2019 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Snow Elementary 10/24/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
McDonald 10/31/2019 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Woodworth Middle School 10/28/19 at 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Smith Middle 11/12/2019 at 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Salina Elementary 11/14/2019 3:00-5:00 p.m.

School Closing Update

Hello All,
Extreme temperatures and wind chills for the area continue to be in the forecast.  All Dearborn Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
The extreme cold is predicted to move on late Thursday and early Friday morning. A decision on the status of school for Friday will be made at a later time and shared with the community.
Please be safe and stay warm!

School Closing

Hello All,

A message sent on behalf of Superintendent Maleyko-

Due to extreme temperatures and wind chills all Dearborn Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

If weather conditions persist as predicted, the district will most likely remain closed. However, a decision on the status of school for Thursday will be made at a later time and most likely shared with the community on Wednesday. 

Please be careful and dress appropriately if you are headed outside. 

School Closing Alert

School Closing Alert

[NOTICE] Due to the forecast calling for severe weather predicted to impact afternoon commutes, all Dearborn Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The decision to close schools is always difficult. Several factors are considered as thousands of students, staff, and families are impacted by the final decision.

Edustaff Rollover Meetings

Greetings,

EduStaff Rollover meeting is cancelled for today, Wednesday,  January 23, 2019. All subs wishing to rollover to EduStaff must attend the meeting scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019.

January 25, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

All temporary substitute contracts with Dearborn Public Schools will be terminated on January 27, 2019.  Therefore, it is essential that all substitutes complete this process as soon as possible.

 

Important Information for Dearborn Public Schools Substitutes

Greetings Dearborn Public Schools Substitutes,

Thank you for choosing Dearborn Public Schools. We appreciate your dedication to the district. The Dearborn Schools Board of Education approved EduStaff, LLC as a contracted substitute service provider.

All current and new substitutes are required to bring the following documents to a very brief meeting with EduStaff. Substitutes that are have not been approved by EduStaff will be permitted to fulfill their existing assignments, but will not be permitted to accept new substitute positions until the following is completed.

  • Completed online application documents must be printed.  Click “Start Application” by accessing the online application https://www.edustaff.org/requirements/

  • Social security card and photo identification.

  • A list of substitutes that have already submitted fingerprints will be available.

  • Official college transcripts are required, yet a copy of transcripts that include the official seal are acceptable.

For assistance completing the online application you may call 877-974-6338 between 7:30-4:30pm.

Meeting Dates and times:

January 18, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

January 23, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

January 25, 2019 at ASC (18700 Audette St., Dearborn, MI 48124) Room #8  (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)

All temporary substitute contracts with Dearborn Public Schools will be terminated on January 27, 2019.  Therefore, it is essential that all substitutes complete this process as soon as possible.

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