Learning Support

Learning Support refers to the many ways that Elbow Valley Addresses to individual needs of students.

We use a team approach, with the classroom teacher and a Learning Strategy teacher working together to create an inclusive approach to literacy learning. Other folks, such as teaching assistants and advisors from Rocky View Schools are included as needed.

There are a variety of ways that teaching and learning is happening for children.   Small group instruction targeting specific learning needs may occur in your child’s classroom, in the hallway, or in a learning support space.  The groupings are flexible. This means that there will movement in and out of groups, depending upon the needs of the children. With this flexibility, we are able to tailor our teaching to meet changing needs.  The small group opportunities also can enhance student confidence.

We as a staff will keep you as parents informed of the programming that we are offering your child.  Should you have any questions, please be sure to call or e-mail your child’s teacher.

Students who have gone through a formal assessment process may receive special education designation under Alberta Education guidelines. An IPP (Individualized Program Plan) outlines appropriate instructional and assessment accommodations as well as relevant goals and objectives to address areas of need.

School staff and families of Special Needs students are supported by specialists and consultants through Rocky View School Division’s Student Services. They may provide consultative expertise, formal assessment and reviews of programming to the school. It is the constant communication and collaboration of all involved which helps foster a successful, challenging and safe learning environment for our students.

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