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Summer matters : making all learning count

Author: Elizabeth M McChesney; Bryan W Wunar; Steve Musgrave; Chicago Public Library,; Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Ill.),
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The summer months present a series of challenges in many communities for child health and well-being, as well as the phenomenon dubbed the "summer slide" in education retention. A "summer reading program" is a start, but libraries must learn to include STEM/STEAM activities, online technologies, and hands-on learning to attract participants. McChesney and Wunar look at innovative thinking, strategic partnerships,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth M McChesney; Bryan W Wunar; Steve Musgrave; Chicago Public Library,; Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Ill.),
ISBN: 9780838915615 0838915612
OCLC Number: 975087125
Description: xx, 134 pages : illustrations, forms ; 29 cm
Contents: Rationale for change --
The role of STEAM --
Partnerships : stronger together --
All learning counts --
Giving it context with books --
Evaluation, assessment and continuous improvement --
Managing change --
Appendix A. Sample group agreement form --
Appendix B. Sample branch staff evaluation for summer learning challenge --
Appendix C. Sample librarian post-training evaluation --
Appendix D. Recommended resources --
Appendix E. Store & vendor list.
Responsibility: Elizabeth M. McChesney and the Chicago Public Library, Bryan W. Wunar and the Museum of Science and Industry ; with illustrations by Steve Musgrave.

Abstract:

The summer months present a series of challenges in many communities for child health and well-being, as well as the phenomenon dubbed the "summer slide" in education retention. A "summer reading program" is a start, but libraries must learn to include STEM/STEAM activities, online technologies, and hands-on learning to attract participants. McChesney and Wunar look at innovative thinking, strategic partnerships, and ambitions vision that can help librarians revamp their summer programming.

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