Academic Support, Benchmarking, and Multisensory Instruction
meeting students where they are
Resource Services are an integral part of the Westminster community, providing academic support, benchmarking, and varied multisensory instruction for all learners. Our comprehensive Resource Program supports students throughout their educational journey (grades K-12) helping them to excel academically while discovering and developing their unique giftings from God.
The Resource team offers multiple programs to meet the needs and abilities of diverse learners allowing students to thrive and grow regardless of their learning style. Resource partners with classroom teachers and parents to identify student needs by offering benchmarking, monitoring, and early intervention. Ultimately, Westminster’s resource team works to provide students with the tools, strategies, and support they need to be successful and confident learners both inside and outside of the classroom.
We have three main services:
Tiered Programming services
Working with each student, we partner with parents and teachers to provide the best level of intervention.
Before school or after school homework centers are implemented as needed per request and staff availability.
Depending on need and interest levels, the Resource Department partners with classroom teachers to offer enrichment during the school day, before and/or after school.
Tiered programming services
TIER 3: PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION (INTENSIVE)
Replaces or supplements classroom curriculum with one-on-one or small group lessons, intensive intervention curriculum available in Math, Reading, and/or Spelling. Designed to meet the needs of students in grades 1-12 with diagnosed learning challenges.
TIER 2: TARGETED/STRATEGIC INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT
Supports classroom curriculum and instruction through pre-teaching, push-in support, re-teaching, and/or homework support. Designed to meet the needs of students in grades K-12 with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning challenges.
TIER 1: CORE WHOLE CLASS SUPPORT
Supports and supplements classroom curriculums. Resource teachers lead whole class instruction in Lively Letters for phonemic awareness and phonics, Touchmath for computation fluency, and Zones of Regulation for promoting social and emotional intelligence. Whole class support is used primarily in the elementary grades (K-4).