Summer Learning

The summer is a critical time of set back or increases academically. Quality summer learning opportunities are essential to prevent summer slide and help students to be prepared for the start of each new academic year. 

This video explains how summer learning slide affects students.

Summer Learning Resources

ELEVATE: Summer Learning Is Cool

Part of the State Department of Education’s 8-year-plan is a strong focus on leveraging out of school time to better address student needs. Continuous learning through the summer is one way to emphasize learning for the long run.

Check out this article to see what Macomb, Oklahoma's 21st Century Community Learning Center is doing with summer learning!

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is the only national nonprofit focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing summer learning opportunities for all youth. NSLA offers expertise and support for programs and communities and advocates for summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education.

National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Your participation sends a powerful message across the nation that summers matter and offers an opportunity to showcase how summers can make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people.

As soon as one summer ends, it's time to start planning for the next one! The new Summer Starts in September: Comprehensive Planning Guide for Summer Learning Programs includes 200 pages of research-based strategies, program examples, and tools that summer program staff, leaders, and trainers can use to develop an intentional, high-impact program.

The guide is brought to life by 80 summer learning quality indicators, developed and tested through years of partnership with summer learning programs, researchers, and trainers. Together, these indicators make up the National Summer Learning Association's Comprehensive Assessment of Summer Programs (CASP).

Learning Heroes

Summertime means longer days and sun, making it the perfect time for learning fun! It’s also a great time to make a plan that sets your child up for success next year.

Check out Learning Heroes' Summer Stride easy 3-step plan plus other ways to support summer learning fun!









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Last updated on March 13, 2019