The Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC created a guide detailing specific features and practical considerations for establishing and managing effective high-dosage tutoring programs.
Identify High Priority Content and Skills. Determine which content should be the highest priority based on what students will need to deeply know and understand to demonstrate readiness for the next grade. Student Achievement Partners (SAP) have outlined which content should be highest priority.
Share this Tip Sheet by the Wallace Foundation with summer program leaders for guidance about selecting and/or modifying program curriculum. Guiding questions ground a curriculum search in the goals, structure, and resources of the program and the capabilities and professional development needs of staff.
Students who attend at least 20 days of summer learning experience academic benefits. Develop effective recruitment materials and attendance systems with the Wallace Summer Learning Toolkit to ensure that students benefit.
Research shows that students with high attendance during summer learning experience higher learning outcomes in math and ELA, but getting kids to sign up for voluntary summer learning programs isn’t easy. Launch a summer learning district-focused recruitment effort with the Summer Learning Recruitment Guide from the Wallace Foundation.
Cornelius Minor, a Brooklyn-based educator and staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he talks about key themes around anti-bias and anti-racist professional development in his book called “We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be.”
Rand’s second edition Getting to Work on Summer Learning provides recommendations for district leaders and their partners who are interested in launching or improving summer learning programs Key suggestion: Commit in the fall to a summer program and begin planning and recruiting instructors by January.
Portland State University has curated a resource page dedicated to creating culturally responsive curriculum.
Join Black Lives Matter at School’s annual week of action during the first week of February each year.
This Let’s Talk guide offers classroom-ready strategies you can use to plan discussions and to facilitate conversations about topics such as white privilege, police violence, economic inequality with your students