Our learning support services assist students with learning challenges to become more independent learners. Specialists aid students to strengthen their work habits and work on the remediation of skills so that students can access the school curriculum. Classroom and learning support teachers work with parents to address the specific needs of our students. In some cases, students require short-term interventions or accommodations and are offered learning support for up to a semester. When students require learning support over a longer period of time, we create an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). All our students with an ILP receive more intensive or longer-term support.
While we strive to appropriately challenge students in our vibrant learning community, we realize that support is sometimes necessary to help each individual realize their potential. Learning support services are provided in each of our divisions by specialists who offer a range of services including in-class support or small group pull-out instruction. An important feature of learning support services is that the specialists provide ongoing consultation to the team of teachers they are assigned to.
How our students are supported varies depending on their grade and specific needs. In the lower elementary school, students with learning challenges are identified early and are typically supported through small group intensive instruction. In-class or one on one support can be provided as appropriate. In the High School, most students who are on learning plans (ILP or intervention/accommodation plan), are assigned to the Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC class provides an opportunity for our students to receive help with skill-building and work habits in the context of assignments from subject classes. Limited in-class support is available in the High School depending on the number of students in a class who need support. Some high school students have learning plans for accommodations and consultation only and are not assigned to ARC.
We help students to register and to participate in International Educational Fairs which aims to help future students to make the right choice of their education and future careers. It is a fine opportunity for visitors to enrich their spirit and expand their knowledge through free workshops for students and teachers along with Speed Reading, Brilliant Learning, Nonverbal Communication, Effective Listening, Career Counseling, How to apply for scholarships, Student visas and many more.
TECHNOLOGY AND ROBOTICS
The impetus behind this dedication to robotics education is that in Europe, North America and Asia robotics teams are catching on with students, igniting their passion for technology, engineering, and fever-pitched competition. Demonstrating that robotics workshops are an ideal way to captivate young minds and stimulate critical thinking.
One of the major challenges for Ghana will be ensuring younger generations obtain competitive technical skills through higher education, the scientific and technological building blocks critical to economic leadership. As these well educated and technology savvy Ghanaian students enter the work-force over the next few years as entrepreneurs, they will help Ghana’s fast-growing, low middle income economy continue to grow, and will help in the formation of the increasingly important and dynamic services sectors and knowledge-based economic enterprises. This will also result in a broadly shared prosperity in Ghana through a more educated and skilled student body that is interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Unless young Ghanaians are inspired and energized to pursue STEM, Ghana faces the risk of falling behind the technological workforce of India, China, and South East Asia nations. We will provide a new high-level initiative in science and technology that will be an outstanding recruitment tool for young Ghanaian scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.