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ULC's Summer Learning Boot Camp Series

Boot Camp

As part of the Building Equity: Amplify Summer Learning initiative, ULC invites members to participate in an informational boot camp series designed to support libraries as they work to amplify equity in summer learning. See full session descriptions and speakers by visiting the registration pages. Please reach out to Katie Sullivan with any questions.

Boot Camp #2: Working with Middle School Students

Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. ET

Understanding the developmental stage of middle schoolers is crucial to developing engaging summer programming. This webinar will present an overview of what you need to know about working with early adolescents, including a showcase of successful examples. Brodrick Clarke, Vice President of Programs and Systems Quality at the National Summer Learning Association, will be joined by library leaders who are working creatively with middle schoolers.

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Boot Camp #3: STEM Planning in Summer

Thursday, March 16 at 2 p.m. ET

When libraries plan effectively, working with youth on STEM can be simple and fun. Bryan Wunar, President and CEO of Discovery World, will highlight the critical importance of these subjects and share examples of STEM activities that do not require vast resources. Library leaders effectively integrating STEM into summer will also share their work.

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Boot Camp #4: Evaluating Summer Programs

Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. ET

Join ULC for a webinar highlighting promising practices in, and importance of, effectively evaluating library summer programs. This webinar will feature libraries that are successfully measuring the impact of their summer programs and introduce ULC’s new Summer Learning Benchmarks.

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Watch Recorded Webinars in the Boot Camp Series

    Boot Camp #1: Outreach Through an Equity Lens

    Community outreach is key to an equitable and impactful summer program. Attendees joined ULC on January 19, 2023 for a webinar focused on designing summer program outreach through an equity lens, including identifying and working with community partners and trusted messengers. ULC Director of Racial Equity and Community Impact Michelle Hamiel was joined by library leaders driving this work.

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    This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LG-250115-OLS-21.