WHY USE DIRECT INSTRUCTION, AS PROVIDED BY DREAMCATCHER?
Dreamcatcher uses “Direct Instruction”, a curriculum with over 40 years of impressive research and a track record of proven results for all learners. It has several key values and benefits. For instance, in the early reading program – there are visual cues. Since reading is a visual activity, having a cue (such as silent letters colored blue), allows for more correct student responses attempted the first time, which allows the brain to learn and retain information faster. In math, concepts are taught to show connections to real world applications, along with accelerated learning techniques that promote faster fact memorization and application. This creates a well balanced math program with students feeling confident in their math knowledge!
WHY USE THE DREAMCATCHER TEAM?
The Dreamcatcher Team is a diverse group of professionals that bring a wealth of experience in student intervention program implementation, qualitative management and parent outreach. It is how and why we have grown so dramatically, as well as successfully partnered with many educational institutions, governmental and community agencies. Nowhere will you find a team with more dedication to making a positive difference in the students’ lives we touch.
Kay D. Thomson, M.A.