On Thursday, August 25, Boston After School & Beyond’s Executive Director Chris Smith joined national experts and thought leaders for a public workshop in Washington, D.C. hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. During his opening remarks and an afternoon panel session on creating skill pathways, Smith shared the successes of the Boston Summer Learning Community with national audiences.
The workshop highlighted the latest research on summer programming and explored the links, both existing and potential, between summer programs and the broader ecosystem of child and adolescent learning opportunities. More information about the event can be found here, and in the flyer below.
Other notable participants included Dr. Georgia Hall, Chair of the Workshop Planning Committee and Senior Research Scientist at our research partner National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST); Sarah Pitcock from the National Summer Learning Association, and Ralph Smith from The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
Videos of the workshop sessions and the PowerPoint presentations will be released in the next couple weeks. An 8-page written summary of the workshop proceedings is anticipated to be released in early November. We look forward to sharing these resources with our broader community as they are made available.