MOUNT STERLING, Ill. (KHQA) — One of the challenges for educators is assessing where their students are on the learning curve and what's needed to help boost them to the head of the class.
Our latest One Class At A Time grant winner is a step closer to helping his students do just that.
On behalf of our sponsors Continental Cement, Green America Recycling, and Doors 'N More, KHQA is proud to once again to introduce this month's One Class at a Time winner.
Dave Woodruff teaches special education math at Brown County High School in Mount Sterling. He applied for the $1,000 grant to help his students get to the next level of learning.
Woodruff says he would like use the grant funds to buy some IXL program that will help testing and see his kids' proficiency level.
This program will allow him to assess and determine the level his students are on and how to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.
IXL has good diagnostic tools, it will show me show how to score," said Woodruff. "That will help us have more focused lessons that we can teach in class and help with the curriculum.
Not only will Woodruff be able to use the program, but students also can keep up with their progress and goal setting.
Brad Heming with Doors-N-More- one of the One Class At A Time sponsors - couldn't more proud of the work Woodruff does for his students.
We really appreciate what you do. That’s why we give back to the teachers, especially in your position," said Heming. "Special Ed takes a special kind of person and everything to do. Keep up the good work.
Woodruff says he will be able to use the IXL program before the school year is out.