The Resource Department offers Readers and Writers Workshop for students with documented learning differences, as an alternative to modern and classical languages. These classes are a study of active reading, vocabulary and written expression. Academic Workshop is offered as an elective that explicitly teaches study skills and strategies to support the development of executive functioning skills (organization, time management, planning and execution). Academic Workshop meets twice a week and is available to any student who might benefit from this type of program. The goal of all Resource Department work is to help students better understand their unique learning profiles and learn how to confidently advocate for themselves at Spence and beyond.