Create Fun and Meaningful Summer Learning Programs using Tech Education

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The demand to solve summer learning loss is heating up. While it would be difficult to make up for lost time during the pandemic, teachers will need this summer to refocus children.

However, while a priority on addressing learning loss will be crucial this summer. So will addressing the social and emotional well-being of students after experiencing a year unlike any other. 

“Summer presents a key opportunity for school districts and community partners to accelerate learning and provide new avenues for students to safely engage with each other in fun activities” said, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

“Reimagining interesting, engaging summer programming that is available to all students will help our communities heal and rebuild.”

Given that summer school might feel like a punishment for students, teachers must create an enjoyable and engaging learning atmosphere. Integrating fun tech education projects rooted in coding offers students a fun outlet that also provides them with real-world skills.

BSD Education Vice President of Education Mark Barnett recently explained why making learning fun is more than just having fun.

It can affect students’ understanding and whether or not they leave the classroom with practical abilities. Because children love games and learning by play, incorporating technology into summer learning activities can be a success.

“BSD Education believes that children are born to play. Hence, our curriculum are focusing on producing digital artifacts like web pages and games” said Barnett. “Our students are experiencing iteration, meaningful contexts, enjoyable experiences, and social interactions, as stated in the Pedagogy of Play.”

“At BSD Education, like LEGO, we know that children are inherently tuned for play, which is why our curriculum is project-focused and is centered around creating and making digital artifacts such as web pages, games, and interactive elements. By engaging in the process of making something like a webpage or video game, our students are experiencing the same characteristics of play that are described in the Pedagogy of Play: iteration, meaningful contexts, joyful experiences, and social interactions.”

Mark Barnett, BSD’s VP of Education

BSD is here to help you teach 21st century digital skills while creating a learning environment that’s enjoyable for students using a variety of coding projects, including building a website or developing a personalized game. Contact us today to see how you can partner with BSD for your summer learning programs.

about Brent
Brent is the Marketing Manager at BSD. He works on outreach efforts to help educators discover and utilize what BSD offers.
Brent graduated from the University of Oregon in 2009 with a BA in Journalism. He began as a reporter covering the Florida Legislature and state elections. Brent then moved into a marketing role with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety where he worked as a graphic designer, technical writer, and social media marketer for nearly ten years.

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