Inclusive Academic, Behavior and Social-Emotional Instruction
INCLUSIVE ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION
Darnall provides inclusive academic instruction supported by California State Standards and Frameworks, Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) and MTSS. Darnall Charter School is committed to meeting the needs of every child. Darnall Charter School has developed and will continue to refine an instructional program that provides optimal support for our students based on the expectation that students will develop skills and abilities that will prepare them for college and the workforce. Using early identification, consistent progress monitoring, and through differentiated materials, instructional and learning strategies, and the use of adaptive software, the learning needs of individual students are supported. Our program is built on the premise that learning occurs best in supportive learning environments that foster active engagement.
INCLUSIVE BEHAVIOR INSTRUCTION
Darnall has implemented PBIS, restorative practices, character education and a digital citizenship education program to provide inclusive behavioral instruction to all students. We will continue to develop our behavioral program to provide universal, supplemental and intensified supports based on student needs identified through comprehensive assessments.
INCLUSIVE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING INSTRUCTION
Social-emotional instruction teaches student to “effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions” (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2018). Darnall uses the California SEL Principles as a guide and Second Step and The Zones of Regulation curriculum to provide SEL instruction. Darnall uses a comprehensive assessment system to plan and provide universal, supplemental and intensified supports based on student needs.