Planning for extended learning opportunities is an important task that our district leaders and community partners engage in annually; however, with the impact on learning that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, it is critical to ensure that these extended learning opportunities are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to support students’ learning recovery.
Today, Brittany Fike and I sit down with Darlene Dingess-Adkins, a fellow West Virginia Educator from Logan County, to discuss how Logan County has created a unique extended learning opportunity that supports learning recovery.
What to Listen for:
- What did Logan County’s extended learning programming look like prior to the COVID-19 pandemic?
- How has Logan County adapted their previous extended learning programs to support learning recovery?
- How does Logan County plan to address both foundational and comprehension skills?
- How does Logan County plan to personalize learning opportunities during the extended learning program in order to meet individual students’ needs?
- How has Logan County built in family engagement to enhance their summer programming?
- What plans does Logan County have in place for enhancing the learning experience of their students during the family expeditions?
My hope is that this episode inspires district leaders and community partners to think outside of the box when it comes to extended learning programming. Planning hands-on, rigorous, engaging experiences for students will enhance not only the gains that our students are making in terms of learning recovery but will also help kindle that natural love of learning within them.
Disclaimer: The Leaders of Literacy team, including staff of the June Harless Center at Marshall University and the West Virginia Department of Education, do not review nor recommend instructional resources. Decisions about curriculum, assessments and other instructional resources are made at the local county school district level.