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Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative Virtual Session 6


This final session focuses the conversation on our most important stakeholders: students! This session will offer opportunities to reflect on the decisions we made this summer, how we can reimagine what is possible in creating safe, supportive, exciting spaces for students to learn and thrive, and how we can carry these lessons forward as we head back to school. Our session begins with a conversation between Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and a panel of inspiring students to discuss how they have been impacted by summer programs and offer their advice to education leaders for how to reimagine, redesign and rebuild engaging learning and enrichment opportunities throughout the year. We are also joineded by representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide the latest updates on guidance and resources for healthy and safe return to school. Following the opening plenary, participants can choose to participate in Tabletop Discussions on topics including:

  • Creating data sharing agreements between community-based organizations and schools
  • Conducting after-action reviews to identify lessons from summer programming
  • Utilizing vacation academies as a strategy for high-power learning during school breaks
  • Engaging a full community in planning summer programming and return to school
  • Building cross-sector collaborations for equity in rural communities
  • Strengthening year-round out-of-school programming

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