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”
"Most kids look forward to their summer vacation — and don’t even want to think about school — yet first and second graders at John N. Given Public School look excited to be there," writes Louis Pin of the Chatham Daily News. The reason? "For a fifth year, Chatham is giving young students a chance … [Read more...] about Chatham Daily News: “Kids given leg up at public schools with LKDSB summer program”
“All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.” The Baltimore, MD-based National Summer Learning Association, which provides resources, guidance and expertise to the summer learning community, highlights some compelling U.S. facts … [Read more...] about How does summer learning loss happen?