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
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
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”
"By using robotics and computer coding to promote stronger numeracy skills in this year’s Summer Learning Program, students are tapping into the digital world they already inhabit," reports the Windsor Star. With the aim of "the promotion of important mathematical, literacy and social skills," … [Read more...] about News item: “Kids learn computer coding as part of robotics program at summer camps”