We are hearing that in this unprecedented time of COVID-19, more schools are thinking about summer enrichment programs for their students.
With significant federal funding from the American Rescue Plan on the way to support student success this summer and in the upcoming school year, Chalkbeat published 6 tips to make your summer school successful.
To counter the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Listenwise can provide extra support in any learning environment. It’s an effective tool to help all students stay on track, engaged, and ready for school next fall.
Teach with high-quality content through an asset-based approach that centers your students’ experiences:
- Build literacy skills through listening to podcasts featuring diverse voices as instructional texts.
- Address social and emotional learning (SEL) in the context of academic instruction.
- Focus on instructional equity using podcasts and storytelling as a lever to make learning relevant to the real world without “leveling down” content or expectations, especially for students reading below grade levels.
- Support the needs of English learners using listening organizers, tiered vocabulary, slower audio options, and other supports.
If your district is hosting summer school, apply to bring Listenwise to your district for free, from now until the end of the summer (August 31, 2021). Winners will be notified directly in early May 2021
Explore these great Listenwise resources to help you plan equitable instruction and culturally responsive teaching (CRT) that fosters social and emotional learning (SEL).
- Listenwise is easy to implement and use (explore the educator’s quick start guide)! Educator assignment options offer lots of control and efficiency – integrate with Google Classroom, schedule assignments ahead of time, and assign to multiple classes. Educators can track time spent on assignments, & access data to monitor student progress.