Targeted Learning Specialists Prove to be Valuable Resource
At St. Raymond School we feel privileged to have the ability to provide Targeted Learning, which is now in its 7th year. Our Targeted Learning Team includes Mrs. Colleen Benson and Mrs. Melissa Huffman. Melissa Huffman served as our 2nd grade teacher at St. Raymond for nine years and is excited to start her 10th year here as a Targeted Learning Specialist. Colleen Benson served as our 3rd grade teacher for three years and is now starting her 6th year as our Targeted Learning Specialist.
Targeted Learning allows us to provide a personalized learning experience for our students in the core content areas. Teachers are able to utilize this model in the most effective way for their classroom and their current student population. This allows for larger or smaller flexible groups and always focuses on maximizing the educational experience for our students. Flexible grouping is ever changing and assists the classroom teachers in being able to accelerate or remediate for each of our students. Small groups in reading and math are able to further differentiation and a “push-in” model grants us the ability to help students during classroom instruction.
Targeted Learning is like an extension of the classroom and helps us to reach our goal at St. Raymond of offering both a traditional and transformative learning experience.
By Colleen Benson