How to Tackle Summer School Challenges with Digital Curriculum

June 17, 2014

Summer school creates a number of significant challenges for teachers, including the pressure of condensing a semester's worth of instruction into a much shorter period of time. However, summer is also ripe with opportunity for exploration and is often used to implement new or innovative learning models. Increasingly, teachers are exploring the possibilities digital curriculum has to offer.

Maximizing student achievement during the summer months is paramount. If you have yet to use digital curriculum in your summer classes, read on as we highlight a few of the many reasons teachers incorporate these tools to meet the demands of teaching during the summer.

Digital Curriculum in Your Classroom

Students attend summer school for a variety of reasons, but one thing you can count on is the wide range of academic readiness your students possess. Digital curriculum enables you to effectively differentiate learning during those quick four to six weeks. By creating an environment where student needs are met, you'll have more time to focus on delivering quality, targeted instruction to your students who need it the most.

With digital curriculum, you can personalize learning by employing pretests. This summer, utilize an initial assessment to quickly identify any concepts students have yet to master, and adapt instruction accordingly. Your students will participate in a low stakes, high reward, active learning environment that sets them up for success; they'll build confidence and, for some, discover a renewed interest in the classroom. Although summer school might present you with a number of challenges, digital curriculum offers many solutions with numerous rewards lasting well beyond the season. 

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