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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 the end of the year quickly approaching, 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 fun 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.

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.

CTE – Prepare for what you want to be when you grow up  

Our career and technical (CTE) education courses not only provide enrichment options for high school students to explore future careers. Any CTE courses in our CTE library that contain the word “principles” in the title are suitable for both middle and high school learners.

With diverse offerings such as health science preparation with our Certified Nurse Aid course, IT preparation with our CompTIA A+ courses, and even courses in the creative field like our professional photography course—these types of courses can jumpstart student interests and help them prepare for postsecondary education and careers. In fact, according to ACTE, 91 percent of high school graduates who earned two or three CTE credits enrolled in college.

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 intro to marine biology, intro to forensic science, and intro to fashion design.

Want to learn more about how to implement your own summer virtual learning program? Watch our previously recorded webinar: Tips for Building an Online Summer School with Courseware and EdOptions Academy

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

This blog was originally published on April 4, 2019. 

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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 emphasis 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.