REACH

Resources for Educational Achievement, Collaboration and Health

 

Vision 

Our vision is to ensure that all Jewish students can attend the Jewish Day School of their choice.

 

Mission 

Our mission is to give Jewish day schools the tools to meet the needs of the whole Student, including their academic, social-emotional, and physical health needs, so that students with a wide range of learning styles, abilities, challenges, and special needs can access a meaningful Jewish education that is reflective of their families' values.

 

What is REACH?

REACH is the first strategic and coordinated effort to address a system-wide need to be more inclusive, building the capacity of the Jewish day school system to teach and care for students with a wide range of needs. REACH gives Jewish day schools the tools to meet the needs of the whole student, including their academic, social- emotional, and physical health needs, so that students with a wide range of learning styles, abilities, challenges, and special needs can access a meaningful Jewish education that is reflective of their families’ values.  REACH does this by weaving together existing resources and services, establishing new systems and protocols, and delivering a range of assessment and consultation services.

 

REACH partners with day schools in greater Chicago around four main service areas:

 

  • Direct services
  • Consultation
  • Professional development
  • Community collaboration.

 

Services

REACH services fall into four main categories: Direct Services, Consultation, Professional Development, and Community Collaboration.  Specific audiences and activities are in the table on the following page.

 

Philosophy

REACH frames its approach as addressing neurodiversity in the classroom using a strengths-focused approach to the practice of differentiating instruction for the neuro-diverse brain. This approach can be used when working with all students but is especially useful for helping teachers and administrators approach students who have challenges. REACH’s philosophy is also influenced by the thoughts of Collaborative Problem Solving and the idea that students do well if they can and that success is based on skill, rather than will. Using research based methods, REACH delivers Professional Development founded on models of best practice and data driven information.

 
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