The Learning Center
The Learning Center is a resource for all members of the Episcopal Day community. In partnership with teachers and parents, the Learning Specialist and School Counselor provide additional academic and emotional support for students. In order to support the success of every student and class at Episcopal Day, Learning Services provides information, communication, and support for parents as well.
Students use the Learning Center for individual and small group support, as well as enrichment opportunities. Class tests and standardized tests may be taken in the Learning Center by students with extended time or alternative setting accommodations. Support for faculty includes differentiation strategies, assessment development, social-emotional learning, and progress monitoring. Parent education, support, and communication is also a large part of learning services.
- Development and monitoring of individual learning paths
- Collaboration with teachers for student success
- Student support team meetings with parents and teachers
- Parent education and support
- Learning strategies training
- A Middle School testing center
Learning Specialists work as an extension of the classroom to help identify need, provide direct intervention to support individual learning, and provide alternative testing accommodations. They also interpret outside evaluations and hold Student Support Team meetings with parents and teachers.
Our philosophy is that early identification and intervention is critical to supporting the well-being and development of children pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. We do this through benchmark assessments and monitoring, monthly grade-level meetings with teachers and administration, as well as partnering with parents and the School Counselor. Academic intervention will vary depending on need. For example, learning specialists may push-into a class or pull-out a small group of students in order to support a learning plan.
The School Counselor works with teachers, parents, students, and administration to assist in identifying strategies and best practices to promote student social and emotional progress. They are available to any parent or teacher for dialogue or questions about an individual student.
The School Counselor provides ongoing teacher and parent education, and receives and interprets the results of any outside educational assessments provided by the family. The school counselor meets regularly with all teachers to foster collaboration that promotes emotional growth and success.
Our School Counselor is also available to students for one-on-one short term counseling in regards to academics, or social and emotional concerns.