The Learning Center(TLC)
Psalm 139: 13-14
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
TLC-What We Do
- The Learning Center is a full-day resource room program.
- Identify and offer qualified students an Immanuel Education Plan or Accommodation Plan.
- Partner with Chippewa Valley Schools Special Services Department.
- Assist general education teachers in content areas where students learn differently.
- Provide early intervention support through our Reading and Math Intervention Programs.
- Help parents and teachers identify the need for interventions.
- PRAY with and for its students regularly!
Welcome to The Learning Center!
My name is Krista Bartlett and I joined the staff at Immanuel in 2014. I was truly led by God to this position and am excited and blessed to work with amazing staff and students.
Prior to coming to Immanuel, I was the Education Director and a tutor at The Learning Disabilities Clinic in Oak Park, MI. I was a part of the team there for ten years.
My education includes a Bachelor degree from Western MIchigan University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Wayne State University.
My wonderful family includes my husband Gary, and my two daughters Paige and Reese. Paige attends school at Grand Valley State University and Reese attends school at Lutheran High School North.
I believe every child of God can learn. It is my passion as a teacher to find what works for every individual child in order to help them succeed in all aspects of life and education.
Reading and Math Intervention Program
Here at Immanuel we are proud and excited to offer extra intervention help to identified students for reading and math. This is in addition to the excellent instruction and content they receive in the classroom. The intention is to increase a child’s success rate of learning grade level skills.
The intervention takes place during school on days and times that will not interfere with instruction. The goal of this intervention is to have children make adequate progress after the intervention has been implemented for an appropriate period of time.
The reading and math intervention programs are under the direction of our Learning Center director, Mrs. Bartlett, and classroom teachers.
Tools and Programs in the TLC
Immanuel strives to provide a superior, well-balanced literacy and math program. Our process begins with high-quality instruction and the universal screening of all children in the general education classroom using various assessment tools.
Our primary method of reading assessment for ALL students in grades K-2 is Acadience Reading which is a tool used to help identify students who may need additional support in order to become proficient readers. Acadience establishes student benchmarks and targeted levels of growth for all students, as well as helps determine the effectiveness of our core reading program, based on analysis of overall student data.
Raz-Kids (www.raz-kids.com) is an online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes. Raz-Kids can be accessed from any Internet-connected school or home computer and is available to ALL Immanuel students in grades K-4, as well as all TLC students.
Reading Horizons provides explicit and systematic phonics instruction. Reading Horizons Discovery is used for grades K-2.
Immanuel has been approved for free resources through Bookshare, which is funded through the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and offers a FREE online library of digital books for people with qualified learning disabilities. Through Bookshare, qualified students get access to tens of thousands of digital books over the Internet, as well as assistive reading tools that can help them to read and study independently. These free downloads include school textbooks, most of which are available in print and audio form.
Chromebooks, Laptops, iPads
IXL is a web based math program that Immanuel offers to all students. It is adaptive and provides individualized skills practice.
Websites for Parents
http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/ Top rated site for current information on dyslexia
http://www.dys-add.com/ Bright Solutions for Dyslexia (very informative videos)
http://www.ldonline.org/ The worlds leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
http://www.ncld.org/ National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.additudemag.com/ Living well with Attention Deficit
http://www.adhdnews.com/ ADHD 101 and online support groups
http://www.chadd.org/ Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
https://luthsped.org/ Lutheran Special Education Ministries
http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login Online guided reading program (school and home connection available!)
https://www.bookshare.org/ Free digital books for those with qualified learning disabilities.
http://www.readnaturally.com/index.htm Reading fluency support program.
http://www.readingresource.net/ Free reading activities to help with dyslexia, fluency and other reading strategies.
http://www.readingrockets.org/ Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.