Summer brain drain isn’t a myth. Research shows that our students lose an average of one month’s worth of learning over the summer, with even higher estimates of loss in math and reading. When students return to school in the fall, summer brain drain translates into teachers spending at least three weeks re-teaching old material.
With online learning, you can empower your students to keep their minds active over the summer without juggling the logistics of operating a face-to-face summer school.
This summer, Michigan Virtual is offering 5 different learning options worth sharing with students and parents at your school:
- Over 150 online summer courses (Grades 6-12)
10 weeks | Flexible pacing | Taught by highly qualified, Michigan-certified teachers
- Social & Emotional 360 (Grades 3-12)
A digital library of expert resources for parents and students on hard-to-talk-about topics including bullying, mental health, substance abuse, vaping, and more
- Minecraft Online Summer Camp (Grades 3-8)
4 weeks | Let them play their games and learn something, too, with this online summer camp
- Innovation Online Summer Camp with the Henry Ford (Grades 6-9)
4 weeks | Harness their entrepreneurial spirit with this online summer camp
- EdReady Math (Grades 4-12)
Target knowledge gaps & help them master math skills and meet grade-level expectations
Using Michigan Virtual’s latest communication kit, all you have to do to share these opportunities with students and parents at your school is copy, paste, personalize, and press send.