ARC, which stands for Accelerated and Remote Courses, was designed during the summer of 2020 for two purposes; to provide an initial platform for virtual learning that allows for remote instruction during the pandemic, and to allow for personalized learning experiences.
At this time, the program’s intent is to fully support a remote platform for students and families who feel in-person learning is not the right option for them.
All Lindbergh students in grades 6-12 will receive new devices this August as part of the district’s plan to help students develop future-ready skills by providing equitable access to educational technology. This work follows a yearlong technology impact study that included teachers and students in grades 3-12. Elementary school students will receive devices beginning in fall 2021.
Lindbergh Schools has seen a significant decrease this year in the number of students in grades K-3 who are identifying at-risk for dyslexia. This is due first and foremost to the amazing work of our teachers and reading specialists. It is also due to the addition of phonics tools that are helping our youngest readers not only read for meaning, but also decode new words in a more structured and systematic way.
The St. Louis Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to engage in personalized learning experiences outside of a traditional classroom setting. Students learn directly from business and industry professionals in authentic workspaces, including medical labs, engineering firms and small business incubators. CAPS participants are immersed in a professional culture, using industry standards, teamwork, critical thinking and creativity to solve real-world problems.
CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can work together to develop the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high-skill, high-demand jobs.
Early reading is an area of curriculum development that inspires passion and support for all Lindbergh learners. Our goal is to ensure that we are meeting the individual needs of all students, because we share a common goal with our families, a goal that results in students who are successful, motivated and engaged readers. It is essential that we combine targeted direct instruction with small group instruction, while providing responsive feedback and encouraging the transfer of skills to authentic reading materials. This balance supports the individual needs of all students and helps teachers measure reading skills.