"Hidden Sparks' philosophy and programming reflect the belief that all children learn differently and that the most effective way to help those with learning difficulties is to design programs that help all children in the school. With the goal of building long-term capacity within schools, Hidden Sparks focuses on providing teachers with the tools and teaching strategies to better understand and teach children with social, emotional, and learning differences, as well as to nurture a cadre of trained experts. Finally, Hidden Sparks aims to help schools develop and implement a system for early identification and assessment of struggling learners, supported by administrators and educators. Ultimately, schools will be able to deepen the ways in which their professional staffs understand and teach diverse learners."
At RPRY, we are proud to have partnered with Hidden Sparks for many years. A large number of our teachers have been trained in the Hidden Sparks program; in addition, two of our faculty members serve as internal coaches and we are thrilled to be able to benefit from regular visits by an additional external Hidden Sparks coach as well. The Hidden Sparks program provides us with the critical tools necessary to meet each child's needs.