Guidelines for Successfully Planning Summer Learning
Imperative to the success of summer learning is the engagement of a variety of stakeholders. Additionally, a core component of specific federal funding including Every Student Succeeds Act, and ESSER requires meaningful engagement of diverse stakeholders. Consider incorporating the following individuals and/or entities invested in LEAs summer learning strategies in various stages of planning:
- IEP teams
- Teacher’s union representatives
- Principals and supervisors
- Partner organizations
- Information Technology Professionals
- Student Support Services
- Academic/Curriculum office representatives
- Food Service
- Family/Community advocates
- Social Services
- Other interested and impacted parties
- How and at what points in your planning process will you communicate decisions to families and other key stakeholder groups?
- How will you provide strategies to strengthen the family’s ability to support learning?
- Will communication with families be translated into multiple languages?
- What data and information will you collect to assess the implementation and impact of summer learning plans?
- With whom and how will information be shared to ensure continuity of learning?
- How will you incorporate the unique needs of students with disabilities, ELL, migrant children and children experiencing homelessness when developing summer programs and communication strategies?
- Has food security and maintenance of programming been established for children and their families for the summer?
- How does your delivery model consider the unique needs of specific student groups?
- Are accommodations and specialized technology available for students with disabilities?