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!
Summer Learning Programs in Ontario are once again making news! About 650 children from the Greater Essex County District School Board’s Camp Wonder summer learning program enjoyed a "healthy fun-filled day" as part of the Jumpstart Games held at St. Clair College in Windsor. As CBC.ca reports, … [Read more...] about Summer Learning in the news: Camp Wonder students get a Jumpstart
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”
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”