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Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers


Chapter 1: Overview of Summer Learning

After completing this chapter, you'll be able to
  • Define summer learning.
  • Explain the history of summer learning.
  • Describe summer learning loss and its effects on students.
  • Identify two benefits a summer learning program could create for students you serve.
  • Identify four ways summer learning fits into your 21st Century Community Learning Center program.

Chapter 2: Planning for an Impactful Experience

After completing this chapter, you'll be able to
  • Identify the important components for planning
  • a successful summer learning program.
  • Describe different instructional approaches for
  • summer learning programs.
  • Identify ways to recruit staff and students for your summer learning program.

Chapter 3: The Continuous Improvement Process

After completing this chapter, you'll be able to
  • Define the continuous improvement process.
  • Begin to apply the cycle of continuous improvement to your summer learning program.
  • Identify the connections between setting goals, using a logic model and continuous improvement.
  • Use a logic model to illustrate your summer learning plan.

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