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Welcome to Summer Learning in Ontario!

Welcome to the Ontario Summer Learning website! Developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE), this site aims to support and assist provincial school boards in the implementation of summer learning programs for primary and junior students. Since 2010, CODE has administered and managed (with funding from the Ministry’s Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat) […]

Summer Learning in the news: Camp Wonder students get a Jumpstart

Summer Learning Programs in Ontario are once again making news! About 650 children from the Greater Essex County District School Board’s Camp Wonder summer learning program enjoyed a “healthy fun-filled day” as part of the Jumpstart Games held at St. Clair College in Windsor. As CBC.ca reports, “students from 23 schools across the region were involved in […]

CODE updates for Summer Learning 2017

Three new planning/information documents have been added for Summer Learning leads. – 2017 Summer Learning Program Board Plan and Report Back – Summer Learning Program (SLP) Financial Report 2017 (Note: due Nov. 30, 2017) – Important Information for the 2017 CODE Summer Learning Project The updates can be found in Planning Documents of the Resources section, or […]

“Summer Learning Losses” – Dr. Janice Aurini on TVO’s The Agenda

“Is summer vacation interfering with some students’ educational success?” That was the question posed by TVO’s The Agenda host Steve Paikin to University of Waterloo Sociology and Legal Studies Associate Professor Janice Aurini in a September 2016 broadcast. (Watch the segment here.) In conjunction with the CODE Summer Learning Program, Dr. Aurini (along with her […]

“We’re preparing students for jobs that haven’t been invented yet” — news reports gather STEAM in Simcoe County

CBC Radio One recently spoke with James Dobson, principal of the Simcoe County District School Board’s summer learning program, about the STEAM camp at Hillcrest Public School in Barrie. Mr. Dobson described the program, which involves 150 grade 2 and 3 students from 32 different schools in the board, as “fourteen days of fun learning […]

Toronto Star: “Syrian refugee kids get lessons in literacy — and fitting in — at special camp for newcomers”

This past year,  the Toronto Star reports, 70 Syrian refugee students arrived at a Peel District School Board elementary school. This prompted the board to initiate a three-week camp this summer to help keep the learning momentum going. “The camp is a great opportunity for the students to learn a little more English, become a little […]