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GNS: PD for Learning Support Teachers

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After more than two years online, GYPSD's  Learning Support Teachers recently came together to deepen their learning around Level B assessments. Learning Support Teachers or LSTs receive special training in a range of assessments to provide onsite services and resources to students needing specialized support. The LSTs work with Inclusive Learning Director Erin Murphy and Division Psychologist Crystal Virtanen to ensure students with special needs have the right resources and supports. Level B Assessments require formal training which is crucial to identify where a child's academic challenges may lie. Assessment levels B and C require specific qualifications. For example,

Level B Assessments require formal training in testing such as a Master's level assessment course or specialized training geared towards standardized assessments. It was also an opportunity for the LSTs to reconnect and build their support/resource network throughout the Division.

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