|Summer is Coming!
Get Equipped with the Summer Learning Toolkit
Webinar, 6/19/2019, 9:30AM-10:30AM
Join Every Hour Counts to explore the Wallace Foundation’s new Summer Learning Toolkit. The Toolkit features over fifty practical tools and resources to help districts and their expanded-learning partners design and deliver high-quality summer programs. More info and registration available here.
Mark Your Calendar: National Summer Learning Week is on July 8-12, 2019!
Summer Learning Week is a national advocacy week coordinated by the National Summer Learning Association 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. Plan a Summer Learning Week event can be as easy as you want it!
- Get Social: Do a fun and engaging activity with your youth, and post pictures/videos on social media using the hashtags: #ExpandedLearningWA #KeepKidsLearning #SUMMERLEARNING #SummerLearningWeek
- Make It Interactive: Invite the community and families to your summer program to see youth’s work and engage in interactive activities
- Gain Local Support: Reach out to local leaders (mayor, governor, school board leader, principal, superintendent, etc.) to visit your program in ACTION.
Let’s put Washington State on the map this year with at least 50 registered Summer Learning Day events. Don’t forget to register your event and check out School’s Out Washington’s Summer Learning page for more information and resources.
ICYMI: Road Map Summer Learning Exploratory Study (2018)
Learn about the findings of the Road Map Summer Learning Exploratory Study. This report summarizes the findings and lessons learned of the Summer Learning Exploratory Study, which was designed to build a community of practice focused on mitigating summer learning loss and to engage in exploratory assessment of summer program quality, youth engagement, and participant academic growth. Fourteen King County-based summer programs from seven organizations participated in this study in 2017 and 2018.