Much of the material in this section is drawn from the Summer Learning Program Planning Guide (2014), which has been developed to support boards as they implement summer programs. In addition, a number of summer learning resources have been developed by boards and are available on this website.

Roles and Responsibilities

A well-planned Summer Learning Program can accomplish many things: academic skills are increased, self confidence is built, students and parents become more engaged, and teacher professional development is enhanced.

The success of the summer learning program is very much the result of strong board teams working together and sharing responsibility for specific aspects of the SLP. A helpful strategy toward a better understanding of “what needs to be done” and “who does it” is to clarify roles and responsibilities of the program’s team.

This team:

  • Includes experienced primary teachers with strong backgrounds and expertise in literacy/ numeracy and support for FNMI students
  • Relies on the leadership and support of superintendents and board and site coordinators in the development and implementation of summer learning
  • Looks to support staff and volunteers to add a further dimension to the summer program
  • Is linked by regional leads to board staff and other important participants
  • Recognizes and values the importance of including parents as an integral part of the program team

Download the Summer Literacy Learning Program and Planning Guide for more detailed information on Roles and Responsibilities.