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Summer Learning

Cultivating Joy, Connection, and Curiosity through Well-Rounded Summer Learning

Equity-driven expanded learning programs:

  1. provide child-centered opportunities that support every child with equitable access to safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environments
  2. affirm and grow student, family, and community strengths and assets; and
  3. create spaces for students to actively make decisions and voice their interest for deepened learning, engagement, and connection.

This foundation is purposefully integrated within each of the six elements of quality programs.

ODE Summer Learning Key Strategies

Six Elements of Quality Programs

  1. Elevating Relationships & Enriching Environments - A quality program provides positive, supportive connections between students, their peers, and caring adults to create a foundation for rich, stimulating environments that promote and deepen learning.
  2. Deepen Community Partnerships - A quality program develops, cultivates and sustains strong partnerships to integrate a common vision and co-create opportunities that complement and address the specific assets, needs, and dreams of the community.
  3. Integrate Well Rounded Learning & Work That Matters - A quality program is intentionally designed to include hands-on, collaborative learning rooted in inquiry and discovery where students apply cross-cutting skills to make real-world connections.
  4. Ensure Mental Health & Well-Being - A quality program ensures the emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral conditions where students and staff can thrive and feel safe, supported, and healthy.
  5. Engage Students & Families - A quality program employs a multi-faceted approach to outreach and engagement that respects, honors, and values families while fostering student joy and curiosity to promote regular participation.
  6. Purposeful Planning & Quality Programs - A quality program has a clear mission, well-developed plans, highly-skilled staff, and clear policies and procedures that support effective
    implementation for the continuous improvement and sustainability of the program.