This school year has been marked by staff shortages, student absences, and ongoing pandemic fatigue, so Summer School is more important than ever if we want to fill instructional gaps and accelerate learning before the 2022-23 school year begins. It’s a critical job, yet the teaching staff available for Summer School is likely burned out or completely untrained. We want to help!
Project-Based Learning provides an authentic context for learning, motivating students and teachers alike, and allowing teachers to tackle more content standards in a shorter amount of time. Project-based learning units ensure students experience:
We know Summer School teachers don’t have the time or bandwidth to create robust PBL units and match them to core content curriculum. That’s where we come in. With just a few collaborative planning sessions in the Spring, we can:
Support teachers in planning for and delivering effective summer school instruction. Through virtual planning sessions, we can collaboratively customize projects to meet the grade level, scheduling, and content needs of their unique programs, so they can spend less time planning and more time doing what they do best — teaching!
Consultation Sessions to select projects that best meet your instructional needs. (2-3 hours)
Collaborative Planning Sessions to customize projects and prepare teachers. (6-12 hours)
Select from 10 fully developed projects all designed to engage students in making the world a better place (without skimping on academic rigor). Each project comes with complete lesson plans and supplies and can complement any existing content curriculum to provide a meaningful real-world context for content-area learning.
Sample 8-Week Summer School Plan*
*This is an example of a Summer School project and content alignment plan. Actual projects and content are selected based on each school’s instructional needs and existing curriculum.