For Immediate Release
Contact: Joel T. Johnston
Let Me Learn, Inc.
LET ME LEARN HELPS MAKE LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
A NEW JERSEY “SCHOOL TO WATCH”
State cites Berlin school’s efforts to improve student achievement; one of only four designated
GLASSBORO, N.J. (March 17, 2009) – Yesterday in Trenton, the NJ Department of Education named Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Berlin Township a School to Watch® based on its efforts to maximize student growth, support learning for all students, and prepare students for success in high school, college, and careers. The school’s use of the Let Me Learn Process® was cited as a major reason for its selection.
The Let Me Learn Process is an advanced learning system that helps children and adults make sense of the world around them and respond in a way that yields success. Its unique impact on student success was documented as the school applied for this designation. According to the state’s feedback, “The [Let Me Learn] Process could become a model for middle schools addressing personalization under the State Secondary Redesign Process.”
New Jersey Schools to Watch® is sponsored collaboration between the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Consortium for Middle Schools, and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. The goal of Schools to Watch is to serve as a catalyst in a process that leads all schools serving middle grade youth to a path of constant improvement.
Leslie Koller, Principal of Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, was enthusiastic about Let Me Learn’s role in earning the designation. “Let Me Learn has been embedded into our curriculum and instruction at DDE. It has been the sole practice that has facilitated differentiation allowing our students to learn about their individual strengths and growth areas, and apply personal strategies not only in the classroom but in their everyday lives,” she said. “This simple fact has made all the difference in how our school community has been able to make improvements year after year and it was specifically cited in the feedback which we received from the STW evaluators.”
Joel T. Johnston, Executive Director of Let Me Learn, Inc. stated, “We commend the school’s leaders and staff for their vision and commitment to continuous student-focused improvement.”
Let Me Learn is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a measurable difference through professional development in the Let Me Learn Process®, an advanced learning system. The group, founded in 1993 by Christine Johnston, Ed.D., has worked with educators throughout the U.S. and internationally.
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