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Windsor Star: SLP students “showing significant gains”

According to the Windsor Star, “Summer Learning programs are proving perhaps the best short-term investment area school boards make each year.” The article, which highlights summer learning programs in the Greater Essex County and Windsor-Essex Catholic district school boards, notes that students in summer programs, on average, reduce the learning gap with their peers by […]

Updated: Engaging SLP parents with summer learning blogs

This year, more summer learning programs than ever are getting social! In addition to popular social media platforms such as Twitter (see SLP twitter highlights on this page), a number of summer learning sites are engaging parents, students, teachers and their communities with fun and informative blogs. The Avon Public School Summer Learning Camp team […]

CTV and CBC report on summer learning in Simcoe County

Both CTV News and CBC radio have been reporting on summer learning programs provided by Simcoe County District School Board, where students are improving their math skills by building robots — and learning literacy from a pirate! The CTV News video notes that once the summer program is completed, kids are more prepared for the […]

Using Twitter to promote and share summer learning activities

St. Mary’s Catholic Learning Centre is using its Continuing Education Twitter feed to promote and share its Camp BLAST summer learning activities. To build the school’s following on the popular social platform, parents of SLP students are provided with Twitter account postcards and invited to follow the program’s events online. All Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic […]

TVO’s new educator platform

Ontario’s public educational broadcaster has a new online platform, “for Ontario’s teachers, by Ontario’s teachers,” dedicated to sharing, collaboration and knowledge exchange. Created in partnership with the Ontario Teacher’s Federation (and it’s affiliates) and the Ministry of Education, and in consultation with teachers from across the province, TVO’s TeachOntario is designed to support teacher professional […]