“A Taste Of Leadership” – reflections from a SLP site lead and teacher

From a blog post by @avivaloca, a summer learning program site lead and teacher with Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board “Now that Camp Power has come to an end, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking around leadership. One of the things that this camp allows me to do is to develop my leadership skills. “As one of the site […]

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 […] Summer learning program continues to grow

“Many youngsters wouldn’t be too happy if their parents enrolled them in school during the summer break.” Or so claims a news article on But not to worry, adds the website. The Trillium Lakelands District School Board’s growing Summer Learning Program “isn’t exactly like being in school.” According to Superintendent of Learning Andrea Gillespie, “The […]

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 reports, “students from 23 schools across the region were involved in […]

“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 […]