Summer Brain Gain: Re-imagining Summer Learning
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
This event takes place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) continues to “rewrite the book” on how summer vacation also can be a time of summer learning. Studies have found that summer break, if not actively managed, can be a period of learning loss that almost invariably accumulates over time.
Through programs like Summer Brain Gain, BGCA hopes to reframe the conversation around out-of-school time and the importance of summer learning. In 2014, BGCA members who participated in Summer Brain Gain’s project-based learning practices showed significant improvements in reading (fifth- and eighth-graders) and math skills (fourth- , fifth-, and sixth-graders). Representatives from BGCA will lead a discussion on the state of the industry, potential solutions for keeping our youth on track with summer learning, and why this subject is of extreme importance to our community of educators.
Kimberly Boyd, national vice president, youth development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Ron Fairchild, president and CEO, the Smarter Learning Group
Jami Pettway, senior director, summer learning, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Call Jon Paul on 866-327-0035 x310 to find out more about Oases or request a demonstration.