Part of a series of articles highlighting the creative themes and experiential learning/student engagement strategies boards are employing for their 2021 Summer Learning Programs and the Grade 7 & 8 Mathematics component. All content is provided by the individual boards. To contribute to this series, contact us here.
This year, the Niagara Catholic Summer Learning Program will be a three-week virtual synchronous program. The learning programs will embed critical math and/or literacy skill-building for students as they explore their own interests and pathways and build community. The program will include pre and post assessments and opportunities for parent engagement and communication.
The Summer Learning Program will run for three consecutive weeks, from July 26th to August 13th beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily (excluding the Civic Holiday, Monday, August 2nd).
Students recommended to participate in the Summer Learning Program may benefit from:
– additional opportunities and supports to further develop their reading, writing and/or mathematics skills
– online learning opportunities that will be based on their interests and collaboration with peers
The Program names are highlighted below in our flyers:
In addition to the information above, our camp teachers will have the opportunity to reach out to their students the week before the camps start to learn about their interests and gain some insights into their learning styles and needs. This will facilitate the development of a more personalized project-based approach. We will include the use of micro-bots to incorporate coding and robotics into the Grade 7 & 8 camps.
We hope to organize our Grade 7 & 8 students in groups that align with their new secondary schools, hoping they will make some positive social connections before they start their school year together. Students in both camps will receive kits with some literacy resources and other fun supplies and items.