Services & Contact

The Learning Resources Department: 

  • supports students with unique learning needs for success at Garth Webb S.S. and beyond

  • assists students with academic programming/course planning/post-secondary planning

  • updates/manages/reviews all IEPs

  • supports students with goal setting, self-advocacy, learning skills

  • meets with teachers to ensure students have required accommodations and resources

  • completes special education testing, as required

  • facilitates/assists transition of students with IEPs to secondary & post-secondary education



Learning Strategies (GLE/GLS) Course:

This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply: 
  • Learning Skills
  • Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Personal Knowledge and Management Skills
  • Interpersonal Knowledge and Skills
  • Exploration of Opportunities
  • Preparation for Transitions and Change




Additional Assistance in Classrooms

The Learning Resources department will assist classroom instruction in areas where there is a higher number of students with IEPs. The Learning Resources department will determine what classes will receive extra support in consultation with staff.


Learning Resources Room

The Learning Resources room provides a space for students with IEPs (and/or ELL profiles) to complete tests, assignments, and receive additional help with their learning needs from one of our Special Education Resource Teachers. In order to access this room during regular instructional times, students with IEPs/ELL profiles must get approval from their classroom teacher. (The Learning Resources room is open to all students on Fridays during regular instructional times. Students must get approval from their classroom teacher.)

The Learning Resources room is open to ALL students every day at lunch.




Assistive Technology

Students who require help with assistive technology are asked to speak with their assigned SERT. Additionally, students are encouraged to visit the HDSB Assistive Technology page for additional information.