Sustaining Summer Learning


Sustaining Summer Learning

July 18, 2018 @ 2:00 PM Eastern (1:00 PM Central)

Families often look forward to summer as an opportunity to rest and relax. However, for low-income families, summer can lead to struggles with basic needs like healthy food and safe places for children to spend their days. It can also lead to learning loss. Research shows at-risk youth fall behind their peers each summer. By the fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students two-and-a-half to three years behind their peers.

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Featured Resources


Facilitating Inclusive Learning Experiences

Learn to continually attend to the social and emotional safety of youth and respond to inequities when they occur. As a result of ongoing, consistent professional development efforts, frontline staff and volunteers will be able to: model ways to give and receive constructive criticism, resolve conflict and make mistakes; support student frustration while practicing STEM; and encourage new ideas and support different perspective.

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Creating a Safe Space for STEM Learning

Youth need a safe space for learning STEM skills in afterschool programs. Safe space includes physical safety as well as emotional and social safety that should be a part of the culture of all afterschool programs. Through interactive experiences and resources, learn skills to create a safe space for youth for STEM learning experiences and to focus on interests and developmental levels of youth.

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STEM & Out-of-School Time Events to Celebrate »

Confessions of a Summer Camper

Are Academic Camps Fun? »

Designing a Memorable Summer Science Camp: Survive the Zombie Apocalypse »

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What Can We Learn from Summer Camp?

This webinar focuses on great summer camp experiences. How can we provide youth with challenges that stretch them but don’t push too far? What are the best aspects of camping experiences that can be part of any summer program? Learn what makes camp experiences so impactful on young people and how you can incorporate those traits into your own summer program.

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Click2Science will be presenting three sessions at the NSTA STEM Forum and Expo July 11-13, 2018 in Philadelphia. For more information about the event click here.
  • Watercolor Month – July
  • Wimbledon Tennis Championships – July 2 - July 15
  • Independence Day – July 4 
  • National Graham Cracker Day – July 5
  • LGBT STEM Day – July 5
  • Math 2.0 Day – July 8
  • National Summer Learning Day – July 12
  • National Tape Measure Day – July 14
  • National Wrong Way Corrigan Day – July 14 
  • National Moon Day – July 20
  • World Brain Day – July 22
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