Everyone’s best summer memories are of discovering or learning something new, be it learning how to ride a bike for the first time, or discovering where dragonflies come from. Summer and learning just naturally go hand-in-hand!
In partnership with Providence Public Schools, the AfterZone Summer Scholars program gets students out into the community for the summer while providing them with fun, hands-on, field learning experiences that focus on building science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, all while having fun under the summer sun!
Teaching teams consisting of a community-based STEM educator, a district teacher, and an AfterZone staff member co-develop and co-teach a collaborative curriculum that connects STEM and literacy skills with hands-on field research. To see how collaborative teaching works in the summer, watch the video below.
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Academically Aligned Hands-On Learning
Twice a week students are out in the field engaging in hands-on learning, led by the teaching teams. On the remaining days students move into the classroom for direct instruction in STEM led by certified teachers and which are directly related to data collected during the field experiences.
At the end of the summer, students will engage in a cumulative experience showcasing the projects and learning they’ve done over the summer. The cumulative experience can be anything from showing off the project they’ve built to teaching fellow campers about giant squids to serving salsa made with vegetables that they grew themselves
The zone/school name for each site’s AfterZone brochure for the Summer 2016 session: