The Rise School uses Teaching Strategies Gold, a researched based model for supporting active learning and progress. It guides teaching staff with setting up successful learning environments and for guiding individual, small, and large group instruction. Instruction is intentional, play-centered and multi-sensory. Families are encouraged to share ideas and resources to support lesson plan topics initiated by the teacher that are based on the interest and needs of children.
Each child receives a comprehensive assessment and the Teaching Strategies Gold assessment system helps teachers be intentional in their teaching by accurately pinpointing where children are in their development and learning utilizing essential components of observation, documentation, portfolio-building, and reporting progress. The tool has 38 objectives organized into 9 areas: social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies and the Arts. Each child has a individualized instruction plan based on their developmental and educational strengths and needs. All correlating activities are developmentally appropriate and motivational for children.
Rise also uses Zoo Phonics, Handwriting Without Tears and Read and Learn to support literacy objectives. Therapists use a various assessment instruments to evaluate children’s learning and development.