Summer Learning Roundup!

June 4th, 2014

Any Time, Any Where

On June 10, the New America Foundation is hosting a program that explores how learning technology can be deployed as a tool to battle summer learning loss. The program is schedule from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET and can be live-streamed. Find out more and tune in!

Are You On The Map?

National Summer Learning Day 2014 takes place on June 20. This national advocacy day is designed to spread awareness about the importance of high-quality summer learning activities offered to help close the achievement gap for our nation's youth and support healthy development in communities all across the country.  Libraries are critical partners in community summer learning initiatives but are not always recognized for their role - register your library's summer learning program and get on the national map that the National Summer Learning Association is building NOW!

Camp Wonderopolis 


This summer, the National Center for Families Learning presents Camp Wonderopolis™, a free, science-themed, online-learning summer camp featuring content tailored for gaming and inquiry-based learning. Kids and parents can engage in Wonder lessons to earn Wonder Cards® (42 in all); try out fun hands-on maker activities using everyday objects; and enter weekly contests for a chance to win Camp prizes. Campgrounds officially open June 16. Find out more and register.

A New Summer Learning Challenge

JimmyFallonOn "The Tonight Show" this week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won a promise from Jimmy Fallon. If city kids read at least 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will broadcast from Chicago. Watch the clip with Mayor Emanuel on the Jimmy Fallon show!