(See our FAQ for additional information about Summer Learning Programs in Ontario) Welcome to the Ontario Summer Learning website! Developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE), this site aims to support and assist provincial school boards in the implementation of summer … [Read more...] about Welcome to Summer Learning in Ontario!
"A new Sarnia summer camp might look a bit familiar to local kids — its cabins are classrooms, its counsellors are teachers, and its campers are also students — but this isn’t the summer school of nightmares," says Chris O'Gorman of the Sarnia Observer. "Instead, the St. Clair Summer Learning Camp … [Read more...] about Sarnia Observer: “New Sarnia summer camp puts twist on reading, writing and arithmetic”
"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”
"Creativity, engagement, and innovative, inquiry-based learning are the current buzzwords in education," notes Windsor Star reporter Dave Waddell in his recent article on "a pilot program that uses robotics to integrate the concepts of science, technology, engineering and math into Greater Essex … [Read more...] about Windsor Star: “Public school board introduces robotics pilot program to boost numeracy”
CBC News in Windsor recently interviewed members of the Greater Essex County District School Board about Camp Wonder, a free summer program that provides three extra weeks of learning for young students. Over 600 children are spending their mornings in classrooms and their afternoons participating … [Read more...] about Camp Wonder enrolment doubles in Windsor this summer
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”