400 College students Participate in Medway Community Education’s Summer time of Discovery Plan

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MEDWAY — Superintendent Armand Pires and Group Education Director Karen Niemczyk and Coordinator Josh Thompson are delighted to share the results of the initial Summer months of Discovery software. 

The Summertime of Discovery plan was a one of a kind back again-to-college possibility for all Medway K-12 college students that aimed to support a effective transition into the 2021-2022 school calendar year. The software was accessible through the Neighborhood Instruction Section which gives year-spherical learning and enrichment courses that support social, educational and actual physical expansion for young children and older people. 

The method ran more than the training course of two weeks, from Aug. 16-19 and Aug. 23-26. Around 400 Medway Public Colleges students participated in the program which was provided at no value to people. 

Summer time of Discovery incorporated inventive interactive ordeals to enable pupils reconnect with their friends and re-interact with the tutorial and social equipment essential to assistance success in the classroom.

Quite a few of the tasks, pursuits and ordeals made available through the system focused on obtaining learners outside the house, connecting with character, and finding out wellness and strain administration techniques this sort of as targeted breathing and yoga. The program also highlighted educational pursuits this sort of as measuring nature and constructing design treehouses to support mathematics discovering, storyboarding like an animator to support literacy competencies and studying about superheroes and every day heroes.

Fifth grade learners made ecosystem board game titles and manufactured their personal procedures, boards, match playing cards and dice, and then taught their game titles to third grade learners. This system developed on literacy tips and general public talking abilities, as properly as permitted pupils to perform safely collectively which was an practical experience that couldn’t materialize all through the pandemic.

All systems were being taught by teachers or industry experts in their respective fields. For illustration, college students walked with a naturalist to establish ecosystems around Medway Higher Faculty and labored on electrical and liquid nitrogen experiments with a scientist. 

“Ninth grade learners have been available a ‘Bridge’ application for the earlier 4 years to target on transitioning to the superior college, and that application served as a fantastic design for this large scale K-12 Summer season of Discovery plan,” Niemczyk reported. “The diverse studying models we experienced final yr established worries for several college students, both academically and socially, and Summertime of Discovery was produced to aid these demands. We were delighted to give this software for the initial time this 12 months and psyched to have experienced interest from so many learners of all ages and their households.”