Edinboro University School of Education recognizes McKean Elementary for partnership efforts

Posted on February 26, 2016, in Lancer Life

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Dr. Alan Biel, Dean of Edinboro University’s School of Education, presented a certificate of appreciation to Principal Michael Getz in recognition of the ongoing partnership between EUP and McKean Elementary School.

Edinboro University’s School of Education and McKean Elementary School have teamed up to offer a variety of collaborative learning experiences to both McKean and Edinboro University students within the RtII (Response to Instruction and Intervention) program.

Programs established through these efforts include:

– A before-school tutoring program that has been established for three years at McKean Elementary School. University students enrolled in a class with Dr. Faieta are required to tutor the students for five hours as part of their grade. This semester, forty-seven students receive extra help from the University tutors, who focus mainly on reading. The feedback from the parents and students has been extremely positive.

– Dr. Faieta also brings her Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) class to McKean during the summer and fall to learn more about the District’s MTSS program. McKean Elementary teacher Shannon Wingerter has also spoken to her class at the University. McKean’s MTSS Process is designed to meet the needs of elementary age students experiencing difficulties in school, whether it be academic or behavioral. The team reviews school-wide universal screening data and other district assessments for students and develops strategies that address the students’ needs in the regular classroom setting.

– University tutors who have enjoyed the experiences and opportunities available at McKean Elementary have volunteered on their own to work with student, some even choosing to work with the students after-school or in the summer.

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