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4 Reasons Students Should Keep Learning this Summer with Courseware

4 Reasons Students Should Keep Learning this Summer with Courseware

Learning in a completely virtual format is no longer a strange concept in education after COVID-19-related school closures. With summer a few months away, now is the time to explore how educators can guide learning throughout the summer months (and all year long, for that matter). 

Edmentum encourages creativity and is committed to meeting the needs of all learners; that’s why we make it a priority to offer highly customizable courses via Edmentum Courseware. In fact, we’re happy to report that one of the most common pieces of feedback we receive from teachers is that they love our courses’ customization capabilities! It’s a huge time saver and helps teachers dedicate more time to student interaction.

Maybe your school doesn’t have enough teachers during the summer to offer virtual summer school guidance—that’s where EdOptions Academy can come in! EdOptions Academy is our fully accredited virtual school and provides the flexibility to fit learning into busy summer schedules with anytime, anywhere access to mobile-friendly engaging Courseware curriculum coupled with state-certified virtual teachers.

We’ve put together a few engaging ways you can customize your students’ experience to maximize learning this summer with Edmentum’s courses where they can get the chance to develop college and career readiness skills or even take fun electives that they didn’t have enough time for during the school year.

Accelerate courses – Mini but mighty ELA and math courses

Let’s start with the basics—math and ELA. Our accelerate mini courses (5–9 weeks in length) allow students to accelerate to high school math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) and ELA (English 9-12) content, by providing direct instruction on essential skills. Each mini course begins with a pretest, allowing students to skip over the content they already know so they can focus their efforts on the content they don’t. This approach ensures students master more content in less time.

Foreign Languages – Go from “hello” to “hola” in three months

Perhaps a student is interested in a language not currently offered at your school? Not a problem—we have a world languages library for that! Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish language courses are available through our EdOptions Academy along with our state-certified virtual instructors.

Health & Fitness Courses – Flex those real-world applicable skills

Edmentum’s health and fitness library courses powered by Carone Learning can help provide students with powerful summer learning experiences. Students can acquire important real-world skills, including CPR, personal and household safety, and effective study methods. These are skills that students can use right away, and for some students, the courses may even fulfill graduation requirements.

Electives – Learning just for fun!

Whatever happened to learning just for fun? Summer might be the perfect time to engage students by giving them the option to choose from a list of fun electives from our electives library such as mythology & folklore, music appreciation, and archeology.

Want to learn more about how to implement your own virtual learning program during summer school (and throughout the school year)? Join us for a FREE upcoming webinar on April 14: Summer Learning and Beyond: Utilizing Courseware to Mitigate Unfinished Learning!

To learn more about how Edmentum’s digital curriculum can help your school or district keep students engaged in learning, check out our full course catalog.

This blog was originally published on April 4, 2019. 

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Fabiola Garcia

Fabiola Garcia happily joined the Edmentum family in the summer of 2014 and spent several years in the support and sales teams before serving as a Marketing Specialist. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Sociology with a Social Science Research Methods certificate from Texas Woman's University. Fabiola is passionate about education and wishes to jumpstart educators and students on a path toward success by sharing resources and tools that will streamline their time spent inside and outside of the classroom.