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Learn @ Home with Bezanson School: Numeracy Intervention at Home

May 01, 2020

Grades 4-8 students experiencing difficulties in math complete a Level B KeyMath™ Assessment, administered by either Principal Elizabeth Linfield or an Inclusive Learning Coach. After compiling KeyMath™ Essential Resource materials for each student last year, consisting of tailored skill lessons to target individual learning needs, lead teacher Becky Mayer noted a significant improvement in student marks and MIPI scores.

Since the fall, Louise has worked alongside coordinating teachers Holly Galbraith, Stacy Hanna, and Chantel Matlock to support small groups of students from their classes in this manner. Both Louise and the homeroom teachers report that student confidence and mathematical competence have steadily improved because of their time together.

"When we transitioned to the Learn @ Home framework in March, Louise didn't miss a beat. She readily accessed the Screencastify app to create and upload videos, and continued to roll out numeracy lessons for individual students."

"With the new methodology, our focus and collaboration has not changed; the biggest difference is the way we communicate now," says Louise, adding that paper copies are available at parents' request.

Bezanson staff are connecting with families and providing the level of support they require. Special consideration is given to families who are coping with significant challenges in their lives, or experiencing technical difficulties. "We have to meet the students where they are," adds Louise.

Louise Strayer, an Educational Assistant at Bezanson School, has been implementing small group numeracy intervention during the past two years.