Intentional design can help a summer learning program meet students’ needs and reduce summer learning loss. Targeted interventions can build knowledge and skills, enrich academic learning, and provide real-life opportunities for students to practice skills and apply what they’ve learned. In these three chapters, you’ll learn about the history of summer learning and why it’s important for 21st CCLC programs, how to plan so students have a high-impact experience, and ways to put a continuous improvement process in place.
This self-paced, self-directed section of the course provides guidance on how to design, plan, implement and assess a high-quality summer learning program. It provides strategies, tools and resources for every step, from Building Your Program Team, to Intentionally Designing Activities, to Implementing a Continuous Improvement Process.
Use the Trainings to Go and Training Starter resources to help your staff develop the skills they need to implement a high-quality summer learning program.