Teaching & Learning Overview

  • The Ann Arbor Public Schools is dedicated to creating teaching and learning environments that honor the dignity of each student while providing inclusive, engaging, challenging and relevant instructional experiences. Within our world-class programs and unparalleled academic options, each and every student is supported in realizing their aspirations for life, career and college. 

    From GRAMMY award-winning music programs and nationally recognized theater guilds, to International Baccalaureate, dual college enrollment, and career and technical education certification programs, our students discover their passions and reach their aspirations alongside an exceptional team of highly qualified educators.  Expansive world language options, Project Lead the Way, virtual learning options and so much more make the learning experience in the Ann Arbor Public Schools second to none. 

    We never stop learning together and we are always seeking to improve.  The following four areas of pedagogy and instructional design represent important actions taking place across our District to ensure that learning is fully accessible to each student we serve.

    • Culturally Affirming Instruction
    • Universally Designed Instruction
    • Instruction with Linguistic and Academic Accommodations
    • Modern, Active and Engaged Instruction

    Framework for Instruction


    Dawn Linden

    Dawn Linden
    Assistant Superintendent
    Teaching & Learning