Are your instructors licensed teachers?
Over half of the instructors at FWCL have a teaching license or are pursuing a teaching license. Each instructor, regardless of background, must make it through a four step screening process. This entails passing academic tests covering phonemic awareness, expressive language abilities, and critical reasoning abilities; attending a program modeling session where they are assessed on their ability to implement the programs; meeting and answering questions from current staff members; and a final interview with the Executive Director and Instruction Manager.
Once an instructor is hired, they go through an initial intensive training process covering the programs implemented at FWCL. Then they spend time observing trained instructors work with our students. After that, they are observed and mentored throughout the rest of their career.
Weekly staff meetings are held to discuss the students’ progress and provide additional training opportunities.