NSLA's new report on Connected Learning in the summer
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Posted by: Nancy Levesque
In the summer of 2012 and 2013, with generous support from the John D.
and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Summer Learning
Association (NSLA) piloted a teaching fellowship program that paired teachers with local summer learning programs.
learning offers a unique opportunity to develop, test, and refine
innovative K-12 teaching approaches. Summer learning programs provide a
platform for classroom teachers to engage in flexible learning
environments where they can explore youth-driven, project-based
approaches that are not often possible in the school year classroom.
The success of the Summer Pathways for Innovation
teaching fellowship program suggests that aligning summer programs with
the school year has an important impact on school-year effectiveness.
districts that partner with local community-based organizations support
students in a variety of ways, helping to close the achievement gap and
prepare them for college and career with 21st century skills. Watch NSLA Teaching Fellow, Gina Tesoriero's video below to learn more.
NSLA's Innovative Pathways to Teaching Reform: Using Connected Learning Develop Tomorrow's Leaders is loaded with inspirational reflections from the teaching fellows, online resources, and curriculum.
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT