The XLIS Enhanced Learning Centre (ELC) is a safe learning space that caters to a wide variety of learning styles and learning needs. The ELC services students from ECE all the way through the Diploma Programme (DP). Learning Coaches, accommodations and modifications to the curriculum are made available for students that require them. As the Enhanced Learning Teacher at XLIS, Mr. Reed strives to enhance the learning of every student he works with by tapping into the learning modalities that best suit the child. Whether a student is identified as having a SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulty) or identified as academically gifted, the ELC does a number of things to strive towards our goal of being the inclusive school we aspire to be. Moving forward the Enhanced Learning Centre will provide College Board SSD services; IB access exam arrangements, differentiated instruction and links to external enrichment programs. The ELC also works closely with the counselling department on behavioral planning and intervention. The ELC also helps families plan for post-secondary and university options as well. Mr. Reed is a member of American Psychological Association (APA); Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and American Educational Research Association (AERA). Additionally, Mr. Reed is licensed by the New York State Department of Education for Special Education and Gifted & Talented Education.
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Enhanced Learning Teacher