Summer School – It's Time to Think Outside the Classroom

Friday, April 12, 2013 -- Andrea Gronberg

Today, summer school can provide opportunities for enrichment, for acceleration, and for exploration that significantly and positively changes the summer school paradigm - kids who are in summer school because they want to be in summer school; who want to learn and want to grow.

In an age of acute budget challenges, the online, anywhere classroom can be the effective and efficient summer school solution for you and your learners.

And so summer school has taken on a whole new meaning. It isn't just for credit recovery and remediation any more, and with online options, it's now possible to offer a wide variety of options to your students in a way that is convenient and cost-effective.

None of this is new to you, but the practical implementation of a comprehensive summer school program may be. As you plan for your upcoming summer school program, consider the following:

  • Use stations to provide students with variety and increase their engagement
  • Set meaningful and achievable goals to motivate your students
  • Leverage communication channels including social media to involve parents
  • Provide students with a variety of practice and instruction opportunities during summer months.

These four tips can be easily implemented using your Edmentum products. To make sure your students stay engaged, you can differentiate your activities and lessons through program resources like targeted worksheets and open-ended summer writing prompts. Edmentum stations are also a great way to engage individual students or groups of students over the summer. Your students can rotate through stations and complete activities together or with you, or they can work individually at computer or work stations.

For more ideas on how to boost summer engagement, download our Summer School Success Guide.

Online learning opens up new and cost-effective learning opportunities for your students. For summer school, it's time to think outside to classroom.