Summer Learning


Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Upon completion, you will receive a Basic Level certificate of completion.

Intentional design can help a summer learning program meet students’ needs and reduce summer learning loss. Targeted interventions can build knowledge and skills, enrich academic learning, and provide real-life opportunities for students to practice skills and apply what they’ve learned. In these three chapters, you’ll learn about the history of summer learning and why it’s important for 21st CCLC programs, how to plan so students have a high-impact experience, and ways to put a continuous improvement process in place.

Implementation Strategies

Estimated time to complete: 5-7 hours

Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Level certificate of completion.

This self-paced, self-directed section of the course provides guidance on how to design, plan, implement and assess a high-quality summer learning program. It provides strategies, tools and resources for every step, from Building Your Program Team, to Intentionally Designing Activities, to Implementing a Continuous Improvement Process.

After completing this section, you'll be able to

  • Design a summer learning program that aligns with student and program needs.
  • Implement strategies to recruit and retain students in your summer learning program.
  • Implement a continuous improvement process.

Coaching My Staff

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Upon completion, you will receive a Leadership Level certificate of completion. 

Use the Trainings to Go and Training Starter resources to help your staff develop the skills they need to implement a high-quality summer learning program.

After completing this section, you'll be able to

  • Identify primary reasons for implementing a purposeful professional development plan.
  • Create a professional development plan for your staff.
  • Integrate tips for coaching your staff.
  • Get started on your summer learning program.


Find downloadable, customizable tools that can assist you in planning, implementing and assessing your program.

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