“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 […]

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 […] 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 […]

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 […]