Metro West Georgia Learning Resources System

(MW GLRS)

GLRS Provides Ongoing, Effective, Professional Learning

To assist local school systems in meeting the federal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB), GLRS provides ongoing professional learning (training) to teachers and administrators to assist them in implementing effective instructional strategies. GLRS provides training to educators so that:

  • Children who are at risk of failure can learn to read.
  • Children exhibit responsible behavior.
  • Students with disabilities stay in school and transition to employment or college after they graduate from high school.
  • Students with disabilities can participate in general education classes with their non-disabled peers.
  • New special education teachers learn effective instructional strategies from mentor teachers.

GLRS Increases Student Achievement

By providing professional learning student achievement is impacted in the following ways:

  • Students who were struggling to learn to read have experienced success in reading.
  • Children who have traditionally shown inappropriate behavior at school have improved their performance and increased their active participation in learning.
  • Schools have shown a significant reduction in the number of office referrals due to discipline problems.
  • Fewer students with disabilities are dropping out of school and more students are becoming employed or attending college after high school graduation.
  • More students with disabilities are participating in general education classes with their non-disabled peers. That means students with disabilities can learn the same skills and curriculum that is being taught to other children, enabling more children to meet the academic requirements of No Child Left Behind.

GLRS Supports Parents of Students with Disabilities

  • GLRS provides information and resources to parents of students with disabilities.
  • GLRS completes Child Find activities so that young children with developmental delays receive appropriate services and support in school.
  • GLRS coordinates with the Georgia Parent Mentor Program to enable parents to be active participants in their children's education.

You can locate our website at www.mwglrs.org or reach us at 770-431-2247