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Summer programs in the news: “keeping the learning going” in Sudbury

Students engaged with the latest in technology to enhance their learning at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board’s recent summer learning program, including basic robotics, coding activities, and a computer-based reading program called Lexia that helps develop literacy skills. The group also took part in a new Lego challenge design activity. According to The Sudbury […]

Update: Registration is now closed for the CODE 2018 Fall Symposium on Summer Learning and Learning Outside the School Day

Important update: Registration for the October 23 Symposium is now closed. Thank you for your support of Summer Learning and Learning Outside the School Day. — Updates and registration information for Anytime, Anywhere: Innovative Programs for Summer Learning and Learning Outside the School Day – October 23, 2018, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport. Welcome to […]

SLPs in the news: “a wonderful learning opportunity” for new residents of Canada

Of the 45 young students enrolled in Sarnia’s London Road Public School summer learning program this year, almost a dozen are new residents of Canada. According to the Sarnia Observer, the London Road site (part of Lambton Kent District School Board’s summer learning programs) includes a group of elementary school English language learners recently arrived […]

SLP 2018 Update: Getting ready for more fun and learning in the sun!

Across the province, school boards are gearing up for another season of fun and stimulating Summer Learning Programs (SLPs). Now in their ninth year of reducing summer learning loss and building self-confidence for Kindergarten, Primary and Junior division students, the CODE-led, Ministry-funded “SLPs” take place in July and August. As noted by research studies, most […]

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 […]

“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 […]