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Author McChesney, Elizabeth M., author.

Title Summer matters : making all learning count / Elizabeth M. McChesney and the Chicago Public Library, Bryan W. Wunar and the Museum of Science and Industry ; with illustrations by Steve Musgrave.

Publication Info. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Parent Teacher - NSRY-11  J027.625 MCC    AVAILABLE
Description xx, 134 pages : illustrations, forms ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-127) and index.
Contents Rationale for change -- The role of STEAM -- Partnerships : stronger together -- All learning counts -- Giving it context with books -- Evaluation, assessment and continuous improvement -- Managing change -- Appendix A. Sample group agreement form -- Appendix B. Sample branch staff evaluation for summer learning challenge -- Appendix C. Sample librarian post-training evaluation -- Appendix D. Recommended resources -- Appendix E. Store & vendor list.
Summary The summer months present a series of challenges in many communities for child health and well-being, as well as the phenomenon dubbed the "summer slide" in education retention. A "summer reading program" is a start, but libraries must learn to include STEM/STEAM activities, online technologies, and hands-on learning to attract participants. McChesney and Wunar look at innovative thinking, strategic partnerships, and ambitions vision that can help librarians revamp their summer programming.
Subject Libraries and museums -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Children's libraries -- Activity programs.
Summer reading programs.
Libraries and community.
Science and the arts -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Education, Elementary -- Activity programs.
Interdisciplinary approach in education.
Libraries and education.
Added Author Wunar, Bryan W., author.
Musgrave, Steve (Steven D.), illustrator.
Chicago Public Library, author.
Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Ill.), author.
ISBN 9780838915615 (paperback ;) (alkaline paper)
0838915612 (paperback ;) (alkaline paper)

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