Accelerate Summer: A ULC-NSLA Partnership for Learning

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
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Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Summer and Extended Camps, Library Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Families | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Art, music, and theater | General STEM
Urban Libraries Council

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) will conduct a fifteen-month project designed to increase resources, inspire innovation, and build national awareness of public libraries as leaders in summer learning. ULC and NSLA will increase knowledge of emerging models; deepen connections between library, summer learning, and school leaders; and help build national visibility with local government, school, and library leaders of the role and value of public libraries in summer learning. Project activities include: a national scan of research-based practices, including a survey, site visits, interviews, and a focus group; identification of emerging models that incorporate library-school partnerships as well as science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) learning, connected learning, and family learning; development of an online resource guide; and the building of a library-based peer learning network.

Funding Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
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Team Members

Angela GoodrichAngela GoodrichPrincipal Investigator

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