A capacity group of over 200 educators and board leads gathered near Toronto recently to learn, share and interact as part of the CODE symposium, Anytime, Anywhere: Innovative Programs for Summer Learning and Learning Outside the School Day. With a focus on creative approaches to student learning … [Read more...] about CODE October 2018 Symposium
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 … [Read more...] about Summer programs in the news: “keeping the learning going” in Sudbury
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 … [Read more...] about SLP 2018 Update: Getting ready for more fun and learning in the sun!
"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 … [Read more...] about “Summer Learning Losses” – Dr. Janice Aurini on TVO’s The Agenda
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 … [Read more...] about “We’re preparing students for jobs that haven’t been invented yet” — news reports gather STEAM in Simcoe County
According to the Windsor Star, "Summer Learning programs are proving perhaps the best short-term investment area school boards make each year." The article, which highlights summer learning programs in the Greater Essex County and Windsor-Essex Catholic district school boards, notes that students … [Read more...] about Windsor Star: SLP students “showing significant gains”