Learning Resource Center

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

What is the program?

The Learning Resource program at Northwest Catholic will consist of the following services:

Classroom accommodations: Extended time testing, preferential seating, hard copies of class notes, and other reasonable accommodations provided on a case by case basis as identified by the diagnostic evaluation.

Academic Success Class: Students meet with a Learning Resource teacher in a scheduled period as part of their regular course rotation. This class provides assistance with study skills, self-advocacy, and provides time for quiet, independent study during the school day. Limited academic tutoring can be available during this time. This class can also be a venue for extended time testing if scheduled 24 hours in advance with the teacher and it does not conflict with other academic time.

Personnel: 
                 
Jennifer Montoney, Principal
 
Kelly Morrison, Director of School Counseling
Oversees Learning Resource Services
 
Alexis Relyea-Niemann, Social Worker
Coordinates Accommodation Program
 
Shirley Pranaitis, Learning Resource Specialist
Coordinator of Academic Success Class

 

Space:

Learning Resource Center, previously the Gelormino Library
Library Classroom

Resources

Computers: Available for students to use for homework & research.
Group Study Rooms: Students may reserve a study room for tutoring and group projects.
Printing/Scanning: MFD copiers that can be accessed via a printer code. 
Workspaces: Several stand alone cubicles for quiet work and large tables for collaborating. 

 

Online Reference Sources

Online Reference Sources (offsite access available via the portal)
Britannica School Edition
researchIT CT: The Connecticut Digital Library (researchIT CT) includes indexes to magazines, books, and newspapers for all ages in a number of separate  databases. It also has a database to photographs as well as links to other web reference sources. Also included in this site is a link to catalogs of libraries throughout Connecticut. researchIT CT is provided by the Connecticut State Library.
Gale Literature Resource Center
CQ Researcher
EBSCO-Literary Reference Center
JSTOR
Salem History
Salem Critical Insights
Classroom Video
Gale Global Issues in Context