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Summer slide? Nope, swing into summer learning!

U.S. teachers across the country are eager to ensure their students stay fresh through summer into autumn on all the concepts they worked so hard to learn this past school year.  

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Check out how a handful of these educators are combatting the summer slide and instead are swinging into summer learning:

In Maryland, The Boys’ Latin School is encouraging a Summer Math Review, and had their students sign up to Khan Academy and work on a focused set of recommended skills for the relevant grade level. Check out their Khan Academy Summer Math Review list which recommends math exercise content for 6th grade up through AP Calculus AB.  

In Arizona, 6th grade teacher Courtney Biller personalized her students’ summer learning with a note to parents introducing Khan Academy, and an individualized suggested list of exercises for their child to work on. She is also sharing the joy in her other day job, teaching future teachers about Khan Academy as a free resource for their classrooms. She exclaimed, “I love how student friendly your site is!”

In West Virginia, Derek Oldfield is not waiting for the Fall to get his students started on Khan Academy. His students are all already signed up on Khan Academy. He is stoked that students wanting to start the school year ahead of the pack are already getting started.

In Texas, the folks at UT Brownsville recently had a Khan Academy training for their faculty to learn how start using Khan Academy in their classes, and are clearly wasting no time to scale the impact. This summer they are incorporating Khan Academy into their freshmen Summer Bridge and Math Department Boot Camps to prepare students for university level math.

Eager to get started? Check out more at www.khanacademy.org/coach-res!

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