Education policy, say the authors of Summer Learning Inequality in Ontario, “should be informed by research that distinguishes school-based learning from learning that occurs during non-school time.” With American studies finding socio-economic disparities in learning tend to increase over the … [Read more...] about Research Report: “Summer Learning Inequality in Ontario”
Highlights from the 2014 Summer Learning Program
Over 5200 students (K-3) from sixty four district school boards across the province of Ontario participated in the 2014 Summer Learning Program (SLP). Through a mix of high quality instructional programming and recreational activities, the SLP continued to help elementary students reduce summer … [Read more...] about Highlights from the 2014 Summer Learning Program
TVO’s new educator platform
Ontario's public educational broadcaster has a new online platform, “for Ontario's teachers, by Ontario's teachers,” dedicated to sharing, collaboration and knowledge exchange. Created in partnership with the Ontario Teacher's Federation (and it's affiliates) and the Ministry of Education, and in … [Read more...] about TVO’s new educator platform
Encouraging Parent Participation
The Summer Learning Program has the potential to become a valuable opportunity to involve parents in their children's education and encourage them to develop a positive relationship with schools. For example, inviting parents/grandparents/caregivers to attend the first half hour of summer school … [Read more...] about Encouraging Parent Participation
Parent engagement resources for student success
The Council of Ontario Directors of Education's goal is to offer resources that will help families as they guide their children in learning skills that are essential for success at school and throughout life. CODE has produced a series of booklets with input from parents across Ontario. There are … [Read more...] about Parent engagement resources for student success
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?