As you get ready to pack up for the summer- a few of you may be already thinking ahead. If you are concerned about the dreaded “summer slide” here are a few things you can do to keep students on the right path. No matter how your students plan to spend their vacation away from the classroom, with the right technology tools in place, learning doesn’t have to stop.

All of CTN services are available for teacher and students throughout the summer- just make sure to send students home with their usernames and passwords to access at home, or the library.  Here are ideas for using the video resource Learn 360– Select videos that highlight some of the content you covered in class, as well as a few topics on subjects you think students will explore in the upcoming school year. You can post a review question on your school website or in your Google Classroom, and ask students for comments. You can also ask students to search for videos related to trips they may have taken over the summer

For those mathletes- now is the time to talk to your Mathletics admin, and ask that the grade levels for your class be upgraded to another level- students will get access to activities on a more challenging level, and then you can set up a summer challenge via the Mathletics Summer Certificate program. The Mathletics summer certificate program motivates students to earn a set number of certificates over the summer months. It’s simple – the more math practice they do, the more certificates they earn. Students return to school in the fall either with copies of earned certificates or teachers can track how many were earned via the Student console. Click this link for more information on how to set up the challenge for your class today!

And when it comes to helping students maintain essential skills via online learning- Education City has the most convenient way of assigning and tracking student summer practice. CTN is sponsoring a SUMMER FUN CHALLENGE for all students in Grades K-6.  All grades have assignments in Language Arts, Math, Technology, and Science in a summer folder in the My City tab.  There are approximately 45  (10 minute) activities. Students can work on the MyCity assignment from 6/23/17- 8/21/17  to complete as many activities as possible and become a CTN MEDALIST. All medalists will receive a certificate and their names will be entered into a September raffle to win additional prizes.

CTN wants to help you in successfully implementing strategies for summer learning – if you have any questions or want to get started- give us a call 718-517-3100