Summer Learning Program Connects to Families with Books.

Target 3 – Flexible Learning Environments. FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.

Action Step –Provide students with access to content, resources, and methods for learning beyond the school day and beyond the school walls.

Indicator of Success – Staff, students, and community embrace the digital, social, mobile, and “always on” learning styles of 21st Century Students.


Recently, students involved in BFA’s Summer Learning Day Program just received a bag of books related to the topics they investigated this summer. Using grant funds, books were purchased for each of the participants of the program.


During the summer session, students in the program explored the design process. To engage students, each day started with a read-aloud or a story video. The content of the stories then led to inquiry and investigations about the design process.


Our goal was to ensure the summer learning never stopped! BFA applied for and was awarded a grant to purchase books that would allow students to connect the learning they did this summer to other learning, but most especially with their families at home. The books included several Red Clover and Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award winners, which were given to to students to keep and explore with at home.


Students are now able to discover new ways to enjoy the books and continue the great learning they did this summer.


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