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.
- Offer qualified students an Immanuel ISP/IEP or 500/504 Plan.
- Partner with Chippewa Valley Schools Special Services Department.
- Assist general education teachers in content areas where students learn differently.
- Provide early literacy support through our Reading Intervention Program to grades K - 4, specifically in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency.
- 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 Lutheran High North and Reese attends school here at Immanuel.
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 Intervention Program (K-4)
Here at Immanuel we are proud and excited to offer extra intervention help to students for reading. 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 in reading.
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 specific skills being worked on will include phonics, decoding strategies, fluency, and sight words.
The Reading Intervention Program is 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 program. Our process begins with high-quality instruction and the universal screening of all children in the general education classroom using DIBELS, running records, and other assessment tools.
Our primary method of reading assessment for ALL students in grades K – 6 is DIBELS Next (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) which is a tool used to help identify students who may need additional support in order to become proficient readers. DIBELS 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 reading instruction. Reading Horizons Discovery is used for grades K-3, and Reading Horizons Elevate is used for grades 4 and up.
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.
Laptops, iPads, Nooks
Immanuel uses various technology tools to help educate our students in today’s 21st century classroom. Teachers use these tools to engage students and improve performance, including the access of audiobooks and educational apps.
Dragon Dictation Software
To further prepare our students for the 21st century workplace, TLC offers access to speech recognition software to help students with physical impairments and learning disabilities. This assistive technology eliminates the barriers that some students have with writing and allows them to turn their talk into computer text.
Websites for Parents
http://rlac.com/ Reading & Language Arts Centers
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 world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
http://www.ldanatl.org/ Learning Disability Association of America
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.