Learning Support

 

 

Banded Peak is a place where diversity is accepted and valued. We support all students in inclusive classroom settings. In addition to classroom differentiation and accommodations, we provide a variety of programs and initiatives to maximize success for all students.

The Learning Support Team at Banded Peak works closely with the administration team, Mr. Pols & Mr. Pedersen, and also consists of the following staff:

Ms. LepardLearning Support Lead Teacher
Mrs. Gibbs Child Development Advisor
Mrs. Veilleux Early Literacy Teacher
Mrs. Murray Learning Support Assistant
Mrs. Huet Learning Support Assistant
Mrs. Glowa Learning Support Assistant

If you have any questions about programming or special supports for your child at Banded Peak School, please contact Ms. Lepard at klepard@rockyview.ab.ca

Below is a sample of some small groups and support systems we have in place for all students.

Name of ProgramDescriptorGrade LevelTime SpentGroup SizeProcess to Measure Learner SuccessIndividual Learning Plan
Learning Support - Coordination of Services The Learning Support Team has primary responsibility for assisting in the screening, overall planning and coordination of student programming that enable classroom teachers to address student learning needs K - 8 Ongoing, in response to developing student needs Varied Programming is developed by the learning support team in consultation with outside services and classroom teachers
CDA (Child Development Advisor) Social Skills, emotional, behavioural and family support K - 8 Time dependant depending upon the needs of the child One on one, small group
  • Observational
  • Anecdotal
  • Informal Records
Consultation on social/emotional goal setting with Learning Support Teacher

Speech Language Consultation/Programming

(Rocky View Schools)

One on one SLP assessments and vocabulary/concept development, articulation, phonological awareness, narrative development, higher level language i.e. inferencing

Screenings and referrals usually occur in late September/early October

K - 1

Sessions as Rocky View staff is available

 

Consult with Teacher

1:1 or Small Group with ongoing work in the classroom through the teacher or assistant
  • speech language assessment
  • informal probes
  • anecdotal
  • observation
SLP report recommendations incorporated into daily program

Occupational Therapy Consultation

(Rocky View Schools)

Assistance for motor coordination delays, exercises to work on fine motor or gross motor skills, help with functional living routines in a school setting, sensory processing

Screenings and referrals usually occur in late September/early October

K - 8

Sessions as Rocky View staff is available

 

Consult with Teacher

1:1 or Small Group with ongoing work in the classroom through the teacher or assistant
  • occupational skills assessment
  • anecdotal
  • observation
OT report recommendations incorporated into daily program

Study Block

(Grade 5/6)

Students who are exempt from French recieve individualized assistance for classroom work

 

5 - 6 One 45 minute session per 6 day cycle Up to 15 students
  • Informal observations and student goal assessment by Learning Support Teacher

Permission for this programming occurs in consultation with teaching staff and parents

 

Study Block

(Grade 7/8)

A complementary course offered for individualized assistance with classroom work 7 - 8 Two 45 minute sessions per 6 day cycle Up to 20 students
  • Informal observations and student goal assessment by Learning Support Teacher

Students choose this course in consultation with parents

Book Club

(Response to Instuction)

Targeted, small group, direct instruction meeting specific literacy goals and objectives 3 - 4 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1:05 to 1:45 Varied and flexible groupings
  • informal diagnostic or anecdotal assessments
  • collaboration/planning time with teacher leades
Grade 3/4 teachers, Learning Support Team
Programming for Complex Needs Targeted instruction and/or alternative workspace as necessary K - 8 As necessary 1:1 or Small Group Learning Support Team in consultation with classroom teacher, parents, and external specialists including psychologists
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