Special Programs/Enhanced Curriculum
C. B. Greer Elementary is committed to meeting the needs of all students, and that includes students with special needs. Our Special Education teachers help students learn and succeed.
The Collaborative/Resource team consists of both teachers and paraprofessionals. In addition, services for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Hearing Impairments, Vision Impairments, and Adaptive P.E. are offered by district-assigned staff once students are identified.
Our students are taught in the least restrictive environment. Many of our children with special needs receive services through a collaborative model. This allows them to receive support in the regular education setting as the Special Education teacher co-teaches with the regular education teacher. The presence of two teachers in the classroom allows for smaller group instruction and greater levels of expertise and abilities to differentiate learning for ALL students in the classroom.
In additional to the collaborative model, some students benefit from additional resource services in a separate classroom. This placement allows for differentiation and adapted instruction to meet the individual student's needs.
READ 180 TEAM
Mrs. Anderson teaches three 90-minute classes each day: a third grade class, a fourth grade class, and a fifth grade class. Student placement in the class is determined by scores on a Scholastic Reading Inventory.
Class size is limited to 18. Mrs. Anderson begins and ends each class session with whole group instruction. The middle segments consist of a three-station rotation during which students pursue independent reading, small group instruction with the teacher, and independent work with the READ 180 software. The program aims to foster student growth in reading achievement using technology data, Lexile measures, and differentiation.
Early Intervention Program (EIP) TEAM
|Mrs. Covey||Mr. Holdsworth||Mrs. Merck|
"Children start school at a designated chronological age, but differ greatly in their intellectual development and experience base. The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is designed to serve students in Kindergarten through grade five who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level. The purpose of the Early Intervention Program is to provide additional instructional resources to help students who are performing below grade level obtain the necessary academic skills to reach grade level performance in the shortest possible time." (GADOE)
Greer uses a combination of collaborative and pull-out models to serve our EIP students. In the collaborative model, the EIP teacher works in the regular classroom. Two distinct groups are simultaneously taught -- one by the EIP teacher and one by the regular classroom teacher. In the pull-out model, the EIP teacher works intensively with selected students in a small classroom setting. EIP teachers also take advantage of the help of paraprofessionals for small group work. These models are described in the Georgia DOE's EIP brochure below. For additional information visit the GADOE's EIP website.
English of Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The purpose of the ESOL program is to help students who come from backgrounds where languages other than American English are spoken (English Learners). The program helps these students acquire both conversational and classroom English so that they can be successful in school.
Mrs. Davis works on our campus on a half-day basis, exclusively with our EL students. Several faculty members also hold ESOL endorsements, including Mrs. Crenshaw (PreK), Mrs. Hutchinson and Mrs. Shupe (Grade 1), Mrs. Leppard (Grade 2), and Ms. Witzel (Media Specialist).
Speech and Language Pathology TEAM
Our Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), Mrs. Lauren Collier, is involved in the Response to Intervention System (RtI) to help teachers identify students with speech and language concerns.
Research shows that children with phonological awareness or speech delays have greater difficulty discriminating between sounds and acquiring emerging reading skills. The goal of the speech RtI program is to identify those students who may benefit from more specialized interventions.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing TEAM
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program impacts every school in Glynn County, where over fifty students with varying degrees of hearing loss attend K-12 schools. During the summer of 2015, a portion of the DHH Program was relocated to C. B. Greer. This portion of the program includes students who require the use of sign language services. Each morning, our televised news broadcast includes a sign language interpreter, and our school assemblies and other events also feature this service.
On our school staff is a DHH teacher and one licensed interpreter. They offer instruction in the general education setting as well as small groups. They also offer Sign Language instruction to third, fourth, and fifth graders weekly in an after-school Sign Club.
Perspectives all across our building have certainly been enriched by the addition of these new friends -- staff and students -- to our school community.
The Bridge Program TEAM
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|Mrs. Bencomo||Ms. Garcia|
The BRIDGE program provides services to students with mild intellectual disabilities who demonstrate a need for more intensive support in the classroom in order to make progress in the general curriculum.
Students qualify for this program based on a rubric that is reviewed at the IEP team meeting. BRIDGE students participate in all aspects of the general education curriculum, are assessed on grade level standards and participate in all regular education assessments.
Enhanced Curriculum TEAM
|Mrs. Abney||Mrs. Griffiths||Mrs. Anderson|
|Coach Griner||Coach Bethea|
Georgia Performance Standards
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