It’s National Summer Learning Week! Ordinarily, the “summer learning slide” can result in months of learning loss for students while students are out school. However, with early school closures due to COVID-19, students are projected to return to school this fall with only 70% of the learning gains in reading and less than 50% of the learning gains in math, compared to typical school years.
Thankfully, families have access to more engaging, high-quality online resources than ever before. This week, we are sharing free virtual programs that can equip all students to start the school year ready to learn. Explore and share the resources below to help turn the summer slide into the summer stride!
Resources to Beat the Summer Slide
Khan Academy created Camp Khan which offers a free virtual summer program designed to prepare students for success in math this fall.
Find resources to match your child’s learning and learn if your child is ready for the next grade level with Learning Heroes Readiness Check.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush hosts Class in Session, a series of 20-minute video conversations for students with today’s visionaries. Conversations include Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Code.org’s Hadi Partovi and Snap, Inc.’s Evan Spiegel, and each video includes a teacher’s guide to extend student learning.
EdNavigator launched Camp Kinda, a free at-home summer camp, designed to keep kids engaged, curious and having fun from their backyard.
Join Wide Open School for weekly Virtual Summer Camp programs. These hand-picked offline and online at-home summer activities are designed to make the most of summer for students in grades K-12.