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!
Toronto Star: “Syrian refugee kids get lessons in literacy — and fitting in — at special camp for newcomers”
This past year, the Toronto Star reports, 70 Syrian refugee students arrived at a Peel District School Board elementary school. This prompted the board to initiate a three-week camp this summer to help keep the learning momentum going. “The camp is a great opportunity for the students to learn a … [Read more...] about Toronto Star: “Syrian refugee kids get lessons in literacy — and fitting in — at special camp for newcomers”
Windsor Star: School board introduces ESL component to summer learning program
Beginning this summer, Greater Essex County Public School Board is incorporating ESL into its three-week Camp Wonder program, reports The Windsor Star. Four ESL classes, with a total of just under 100 students, are currently being offered at Begley, Dougall, Prince Edward and Brock elementary … [Read more...] about Windsor Star: School board introduces ESL component to summer learning program
Windsor Star: “Summer learning program keeps kids sharp”
"In order to keep kids sharp over the holidays," reports Dane Wanniarachige of The Windsor Star, "the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board’s Summer Learning Program offers an academic refresher blended with summer camp activities." Read the full article here. … [Read more...] about Windsor Star: “Summer learning program keeps kids sharp”
How does summer learning loss happen?
“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?